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February 28, 2017

7 Areas to Consider When Deepening Your Impact

If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current reality, which will help them understand where to start. Here are 7 areas to focus on.

January 01, 2017

3 'Simple' Ideas Every Educator Should Work on in 2017

It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in this blog are sure to help deepen the relationships we have with others.

September 06, 2016

Leadership: It's Much More Than Doing Discipline and Blanket E-mails

Collaborative leadership is about working in partnership with those groups that are a part of the school community, and there are 6 influences based on the research of John Hattie to help get leaders there.

August 16, 2016

Learning Strategies, Not Learning Styles

Too often we put students in boxes and label them with learning styles, when we should be teaching them learning strategies to use when we aren't there to help support them. John Hattie has a new research paper out exploring strategies, and getting us to ponder whether our students have the skill, the will and the thrill to get there.

June 21, 2016

Magic Bullets and Sacred Cows

Not every old method is bad. Not every new initiative is good. Rather than holding on to sacred cows or embracing magic bullets, we need to work together within our schools to figure out what is best for the students we teach.

May 22, 2016

What Should We Expect Preservice Teachers to Know?

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.

April 19, 2016

The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms

Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.

April 12, 2016

Student Engagement: Is It Authentic or Compliant?

Student engagement is extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.

March 14, 2016

Is Collaboration One-Sided?

Too often, education leaders believe that the point of collaboration is to further their own interests.

December 30, 2015

9 Strategies Teachers and Leaders Should Add in 2016

A 2013 article in Forbes Magazine suggested that only 8 percent of people follow through on their New Year's resolutions because they are often too lofty. Here are 9 easy places to start.

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