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September 08, 2015

A Few Ideas for Flipped Faculty Meetings

Within-school variability, when it comes to teachers expertise, is an issue in most schools. Here are a few ways that the flipped faculty meeting can help build teacher efficacy, and minimize the within-school variability.

September 02, 2015

4 Ways to Hack Opening Day!

"Opening days" are all around us if we think about it. What's your "opening day"? How can you hack it to inspire those in your district, school or classroom?

August 26, 2015

Do You Listen, Learn, and Lead? Or Just Lead?

It's expected that principals have a voice in their school community, but do they use it to lift others up or put them down?

August 24, 2015

3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Film Themselves Teaching

Teachers should video themselves teaching for many reasons, but here are 3 of the most powerful. Sadly, because of hostile school climates, many teachers will never be able to use the process for everything it's worth.

August 18, 2015

Is Your Professional Development a Waste of Time?

In a new report by TNTP, they found that a large percentage of professional development doesn't have a high impact on teacher development. Is that really a surprise to teachers?

August 05, 2015

Are You Sure Your Favorite Lessons Work?

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 27, 2015

What Do You Want to Be to the Field of Education?

Education is more than a job, it's a calling. As we all enter into a new school year, we need to ask ourselves what we want to be to the field of education.

July 17, 2015

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

John Hattie's research shows that growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset has an effect size of .19, which is below the Hinge Point, and the biggest reason why the growth mindset may not work is in the classroom.

July 14, 2015

Have You Been Teaching the Same Grade Too Long?

We may think the best grade we ever taught is the one we are teaching in now, when the best grade we ever taught may end up being the one we were afraid to try.

June 30, 2015

3 Reasons Why We Seem So Angry

If you spend time on social media you have probably noticed a lot of angry people. There at least 3 reasons why they seem so angry.

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