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May 17, 2017

Why Does Teacher Talk Still Dominate High School Classrooms?

Teacher talk still dominates high school classrooms, but it doesn't have to, and here are a few reasons why.

May 14, 2017

5 Ways Students Should Be Connected Beyond Technology

As important as being connected and learning how to use Smartphones appropriately is important, so is putting them down and finding connections in other ways. There are at least five other ways to be connected, and they're important.

May 10, 2017

Are Students Tech-Savvy or Text-Savvy?

We have been hoaxed by our students to think they are tech savvy, when in reality they may be more text savvy.

April 23, 2017

Students Don't Always Trust Us, and That's a School Climate Issue

As a society we seem to be more polarized than ever, and as an institution students do not seem to trust us very much. It's time to get the trust back and it begins with our school climate.

March 28, 2017

What Was the Greatest Rivalry In Sports? Why Does It Still Matter?

The movie Hidden Figures exposed us all to a piece of our own history where women played an integral part. A new book reminds us of an important moment in sports where women were center stage, and more students need to know about it.

March 09, 2017

What Are the Five Formative Success Skills Every Student Needs?

What are the formative five skills for success and why do they matter to students? Find out here.

March 05, 2017

When Measuring School Climate, Context Is Key

As states finalize new school accountability plans under ESSA, measures of school climate have received increasing attention. Many states have included school climate as a "non-academic" indicator of school quality in their recently drafted plans. But what does that mean?

March 02, 2017

That Moment We Decide We Can't Teach a Student

There is a moment when we're teaching that a struggling student becomes the student we no longer think we can reach. It's different for all of us, and it depends on our self-efficacy (.63), the climate of the school in which we teach, and the accountability we face from our school leaders.

February 26, 2017

Transgender Protections: Moral Purpose or Moral Judgment?

The Trump administration rescinded protections for transgender students but it doesn't mean that school leaders and teachers have to rescind the same protections. Educators have a moral obligation to protect all students.

February 23, 2017

11 Years Later, Would Sir Ken Robinson Find Creativity in Our Schools?

11 years later, would Sir Ken Robinson finally find creativity in our schools?

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