Perpetual Proximity: More Than a Behavior Management Strategy

Use proximity to assess and connect with students, not punish them.


Academic Vocabulary: Discover First, Define Second

Students learn best when given opportunities to discover or experience concepts before teachers define them.


Disorganized Classroom, Disastrous School Year

An organized classroom may not guarantee a successful year, but a disorganized classroom guarantees a disastrous year.


How Instructional Coaches Create Teacher Buy-In

Don't just focus on what and how teachers need to change. Explain why they need to change.


Support CCSS Math With Answer-Giving, Not Answer-Getting

Giving answers to students in math class shifts the focus away from getting answers.


Helping Teachers Play to Their Strengths

Identifying and reinforcing teachers' strengths is an important first step in the instructional coaching process.


Tough Love or No Love

Showing love for students means doing what's best for them, not what's easiest for us.


The Other Test Prep: Final Exam Review

Using class time to review for tests is a disservice to all students, whether they're slackers or studious.


Welcome Back, Long Division?

I previously dismissed long division as a meaningless math procedure. Am I backpedaling now in response to readers' comments?


Arts Education Cuts: Lack of Funding or Lack of Faith?

What would happen if we put faith in the arts to help raise test scores? Maybe the funding would follow.


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