At the Visible Learning International Conference, school leader Sarah Martin posed the question Would your students show up to school if they didn't have to? In our present system...I'm not sure they would.
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By embracing social media, schools can engage students and their community in whole new ways. In this guest blog, school leader Brad Currie provides some practical tips on how to start.
July 20, 2014
Teachers may have students sitting in cooperative groups but those students spend most of their time doing individual work. Does group work...work?
July 14, 2014
Today's guest post has a unique way of getting educators and leaders to look at how big of a shadow they can cast over students...and that can be good or bad...you have the power to choose.
July 11, 2014
There are five very important reasons why school leaders need to become instructional leaders, and they all revolve around learning.
June 18, 2014
Today's guest blog is written by 5th grade teacher Barry Saide and his students. They want readers to know what they learned from failure.
June 01, 2014
In a recent speech in Denmark, John Hattie said that teachers ask around 250 questions a day while their students ask about 2 questions per week. Do you talk too much in class?
May 22, 2014
When we talk about reimagining schools, what do we mean?
April 11, 2014
Flat Stanley has been around for decades, and there is an innovative way to incorporate all that is good about the book with a more modern twist using Skype.
April 06, 2014
In order to prepare students for when they are on the learning road to self-discovery, we need to make sure they are assessment capable learners.