What data is, how can it be used effectively, and how can it be misused are questions we'll consider today with commentaries from Nancy Fichtman Dana, Dr. Jenni Donohoo, Myron Dueck, Pete Hall, Andrew Miller, Jessica A. Hockett, Kristina J. Doubet and Kimberly Long.
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February 27, 2016
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Robert Thornton asks: "How can teachers demonstrate to their students and administrators that data is informing the decisions they make regarding their instruction?" By this I mean how does a teacher go beyond a change in mindset and towards becoming a leader in changing the culture of a school by making it clear beyond doubt that data is indeed informing their decisions.
February 20, 2016
In today's post, Troy Hicks, Kristina J. Doubet, David Sherrin, Kirke Olson, and Barbara Blackburn share their thoughts on how principals can support teachers, specifically in the social sciences. I've also included comments from many readers.
February 16, 2016
In today's post, Shawn Blankenship, Pete Hall, Jennifer Hindman, Steven Anderson, and Aubrie Rojee share their suggestions on how principals can mentor teachers.
February 13, 2016
Today's post features commentaries from Mark Estrada, Diana Laufenberg, Bryan Harris, Ben Spielberg, Sarah Cooper and Drs. William & Pérsida Himmele on how principals can best support teachers.
January 05, 2016
Maria Grant, Diana Lapp, Judy Reinhartz, Lori Fulton, Brian Campbell and Laura Cabrera contribute their ideas on using the Next Generation of Science Standards with English Language Learners.
January 02, 2016
Alicia Johal, Maria Montalvo-Balbed, Donna Barrett-Williams, Caleb Cheung, Laura Prival , Claudio Vargas and Ariane Huddleston share their suggestions on using the NGSS with English Language Learners.
December 23, 2015
This week's question is: What are the best ways to teach the Next Generation Science Standards to English Language Learners?
December 21, 2015
Today's post includes contributions from David Yeager, Debbie Zacarian, Peter DeWitt, and Barbara Blackburn, along with comments from readers. They discuss the practical aspects of helping students develop a growth mindset.
December 19, 2015
Part One in this series features responses from Eduardo Briceño, Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz. They share their thoughts on how to implement a growth mindset in the classroom.