We know that Finland is great when it comes to education, and we want to be more like them, but there are at least three reasons why we may never get there.
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July 29, 2016
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Compliant learning. We all engage in it, and then do it to our students. It leads to consensus building rather than synergizing where we build the best ideas together. We need to meet, model and motivate in order to synergize those best ideas.
July 17, 2016
We enter into conversations all the time without thinking much about it, and we certainly don't practice the art of communication like we train before a 5K. All of that can lead to a communication breakdown, and here are 6 ways to make sure that doesn't happen.
July 08, 2016
In schools we have many diverse students entering into our classrooms but the literature we read doesn't always represent those diverse students. Here are 4 ways to change that.
July 01, 2016
Schools are sometimes like hoarders. They keep collecting stuff and don't get rid of the things they don't need.
June 28, 2016
Collaboration is quite the buzz word. Are you compelled or repelled by collaboration?
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?"
May 31, 2016
Twitter offers connections, professional development, and the opportunity to find engaging resources for the classroom. In this post that originally appeared in 2011, Peter explains why educators should join Twitter.