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March 29, 2015

Leaders: Are Your Teacher Observations Active or Passive?

Too many observations result in passive conversations and very little learning. Principals need to approach observations like an instructional coach, but are they prepared to do so?

March 27, 2015

Caught on Tape: Using Video to Enhance Instruction

Using video is an excellent option to truly see how we engage with our students, but too often it won't happen because of a lack of trust in the building. Here are some options to overcome those obstacles.

March 25, 2015

Unwrapping the Standards: A Simple Way to Deconstruct Learning Outcomes

In the 2nd in a series of guest posts by Larry Ainsworth, he helps teachers unlock the standards.

March 24, 2015

Teacher Voice: 8 Conditions That Are Harder Than You Think

In order to foster teacher voice, there are 8 conditions that are needed in every school, but that's not as easy as you may think. Which conditions are missing in your school?

March 12, 2015

What If You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Teacher?

The reports are everywhere. Teacher enrollment is down, but their status is up. Regardless of the reports, teachers need a little inspiration. What would you say if you had 5 minutes to do it?

March 08, 2015

Flipped Leadership Is About Instructional Leadership

Sometimes flipped leadership comes of like a gimmick, but it's really centered in instructional leadership. Instructional leadership takes a whole lot of risk taking and relationship building.

March 07, 2015

The Flip Side of Feedback: Embedded Professional Learning

The flipside of feedback. How often do teachers ask students for feedback on what transpired in the classroom as a way to advance their own teaching and ultimately student learning?

March 05, 2015

Gender Equity in Education - Still a Long Way to Go

In today's guest blog, Andreas Scheicher, well known for his role in PISA explains the ABC's of gender equality in education.

March 03, 2015

Maybe You Should Raise Their Grade

Recently an article appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education that focused on why professors won't raise a student's grade when asked. Perhaps the issue isn't the student, but the clarity of the teacher.

March 01, 2015

How to Increase Leadership Impact on Teacher Observations

Teacher observations are incredibly important but are usually filled with pomp and circumstance and are more concerned about getting it done instead of getting it done right. Why not use SOLO Taxonomy?

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