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May 24, 2017

The Three Biggest Time Killers We Do Little to Avoid

There are 3 big time killers, and we do them all the time.

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.

April 26, 2017

5 Strategies Leaders Can Use to Stay Out of the Weeds

Too often leaders find themselves in the weeds, which prevents them from making good decisions. There are 5 ways to prevent that from happening.

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.

April 20, 2017

Why Differentiation Misses the Mark for Gifted Students

"Differentiation might have a chance to work if we are willing, as a nation, to return to the days when students of similar abilities were placed in classes with other students whose learning needs paralleled their own." Is that really the only way differentiation will work?

April 13, 2017

Why Won't Our Principal Collaborate With Us?

So often we think teachers are the ones who don't want to collaborate, when the principal may be the one who believes that they should dictate the need for collaboration but not be a part of it.

April 09, 2017

Can We Destroy the Silver Bullet Mentality Before It Destroys Us?

We live in a world of gimmicks, shiny new toys, and silver bullets. Too often we find ourselves chasing all of them and it prevents us from doing the work that matters.

April 02, 2017

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to think about when it comes to collaboration.

March 24, 2017

Have School Leaders Become Too Enabled?

We ask students to be self-directed learners and take risks, but often leaders and teachers don't take those same type of risks and seem to want the answer before they really know the question to answer.

March 12, 2017

Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?

Too often leaders don't involve teachers in the decision making process and then get mad at them for always asking what it is that leaders want them to do when it comes to any decision at all. Research shows that when teachers are authentically involved, the solutions to problems get stronger.

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