There is a lot of pushback from critics when teachers and leaders try to address the social-emotional-learning needs of students. The reality is that social-emotional learning is not only easy to address, it's important to do so, and this post explains why.
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Peter DeWitt discusses life for LGBTQ students and what schools should do to help them.
December 02, 2018
2019 is quickly approaching. Here are 12 issues that leaders should have on their radar for the new year.
November 11, 2018
A few months ago, there was a blog post on Finding Common Ground that was shared 300,000 times but was read 100,000 times. It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem.
September 23, 2018
Instructional coaching is an important method of helping any teacher who wants to become better at their craft meet that goal. Unfortunately, there are districts that approach coaching the wrong way. Is virtual coaching a way to still be coached without the political aspects that can come with instructional coaching?
September 16, 2018
Drama plays out in schools every day, because schools are complex places with a diverse thinking set of adults and students who converge in them every day. It's time to take on the drama, and see if leadership coaching can help meet the many challenges leaders face.
September 12, 2018
The rhetoric around education has not always been kind, and it just got a whole lot worse because of a school's desire to bring back paddling. It's pathetic and there are better alternatives. Here are 6 of them.
August 05, 2018
As we approach a year after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., what has changed? How do we talk to students about it?
July 15, 2018
For too many university students, and K-12 students for that matter, classroom lectures can take our attention away from learning and put students in a state of boredom. Fortunately, there are tools that can easily be used by teachers/professors, and can bring back the engagement students need.
July 09, 2018
Lately, the term "thought leader' has been thrown around a lot to describe people who write books or blogs, and there are at least three reasons we should stop using the term.