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April 26, 2015

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Something's Got to Give!

How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that around.

April 24, 2015

Have You Ever Felt Unsafe at School?

Have you ever felt unsafe? If you have, then you understand how some LGBT students feel every single day. GLSEN, NSCC, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Born This Way Foundation want to help.

April 22, 2015

Join the Revolution: 5 Ways to Evolve as a Teacher

It seems easy to fall into the status quo these days, but there are 5 steps every teacher should take to be more evolved in their practices.

April 15, 2015

Lost in Translation: Why Success Criteria Is Important

A 15 minute Twitter chat revolving around 1 question seems like an easy task, but not when the moderator thinks it's a one-hour chat revolving around 6 questions. Success criteria is important for students and adults.

April 13, 2015

I'm a Principal Without Teaching Experience

Does it really matter whether principals have teaching experience before they take a position in leadership? Perhaps it's not the position you come from that matters...as much as the experience you bring.

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?

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