We always seem to think students need to be retained because they aren't learning important concepts, but never seem to think that students need to be accelerated because they have already mastered important concepts.
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June 26, 2016
June 19, 2016
We know that schools are filled with teachers and students who have a low level of self-efficacy, because they don't feel like their goals matter. One way to make them better is to have dialogue around them and write them down. We should all feel like our goals matter.
June 12, 2016
Schools are still consumed by test scores when they should really be consumed by making sure they have a positive school climate. Here are five things they should focus on to get there.
June 08, 2016
Social media offers us a plethora of opportunities to chase after silver bullets that may or may not help us with our issues. Sometimes we need to take a big step back first and ask, "Who knows what's best for students?"
June 02, 2016
In this post on the benefits of failure that originally appeared on January 8th, 2012, Peter wrote, "When looked at correctly, failure can teach us where we went wrong in the first place, and how we can learn to pick ourselves up again in a pursuit to succeed."
May 25, 2016
Many leaders and teachers aren't prepared to engage in inclusive education, and students are sitting back saying, "Make it relevant or make it stop."
May 22, 2016
Many preservice teachers are just graduating, and a brand new teaching experience awaits them in the fall; and it's one that they will have to negotiate without a net. Hopefully their professors have prepared them, but there are at least 10 areas that they need to have on their minds when they enter the classroom.
May 18, 2016
Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.
May 13, 2016
Bias and discrimination is still very much alive in schools. Social-emotional learning may just be the best way to combat it.
April 28, 2016
Survey says! 3 questions to help guide your use of student feedback.