It's easy for us to look at a parent, student or colleague who doesn't want to engage with us, and blame them for the lack of engagement. However, before we do that we need to look at how we are approaching them and see if there is something we can change within our approach.
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October 18, 2015
September 30, 2015
In our effort to create optimal learning spaces and focus on learning, are teachers actually provoking the misbehavior that prevents them from getting to that learning with students?
September 23, 2015
If you're always looking for blogs that only tell you what you want to hear about school, this is not the one, and there are at least 5 reasons why.
September 20, 2015
Adults are known to strike from time to time because of harsh working conditions or low pay, but there are at least 10 reasons why students should strike.
August 14, 2015
Research shows that a reminder text to students can keep them in school, but are we enabling them at the same time we're trying to help them?
August 05, 2015
We are so hung up on our beliefs that we are always looking for research that will support our opinions, and never really take the time to look for research that will debunk our opinions.
July 22, 2015
When the topic of the LGBTQ curriculum comes up in discussion, it brings about very strong feelings. The NY State Education Department's guidance on transgender students will certainly add fuel to the fire.
July 20, 2015
School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?
July 12, 2015
As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.
July 10, 2015
The Supreme Court made an important and historic decision in the courtroom, and schools should start to make the same historic decision so topics and issues of all minoritized students can be addressed in the classroom.