We do not want to teach children to be or to be seen as a label. How we conduct each day, how we construct each day and our mindset about limits and limitations has to be questioned in order to decide what is productive and what has to change.
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November 30, 2017
November 09, 2017
Whether evaluating teachers or students, making what matters clear is essential. Even when a rubric or checklist attempts to make things well defined, communication and understanding can be elusive.
November 07, 2017
The traditional modes of teaching and learning are being disrupted form outside the schools walls and educators know that a richness for students will arrive when those walls become more permeable under teacher leadership.
November 05, 2017
If we want teachers to step away from being the information deliverers and empower students to become active and engaged learners, leaders must do so with their teachers.
October 31, 2017
If the forever reality for oysters and for educators is that stress won't end, we surely need better ways to address it and sooner rather than later.
October 26, 2017
The answer is not to "bring back" vocational training. The answer is to redefine vocational training and integrate it into the learning required for all students to graduate from high schools.
October 17, 2017
Rather than assigning independent work because we always have, assign it with the knowledge that the practice will be correct and effective and supported with immediate feedback.
October 15, 2017
No lower standard serves anyone well even though it might fill vacancies quickly.
October 12, 2017
Guest blog author Joyce Hutchens says, "School leaders are professionally and ethically responsibility to be fair to all employees. Engaging in discriminatory or other egregious behavior is wrong--PERIOD!"
September 28, 2017
People assume kids with disabilities are all the same. They often see us as intentionally disruptive, rude and a hindrance to other kids' learning. This is not true.