"What Do I Have to Do to Pass?"

Students need to be taught to start valuing their learning and not the grade. Too often we waste our time fighting over missing work or arguing over the grades "we give" our students. But if there could be an alternative?


How Eliminating Grades Changed Everything in My Classroom

Grades are just a math game. This is what I told students many years ago. "If you know how to work the numbers, you can get a good grade."


Building Independent Learners by Fostering Grit

Educational grit is just a fancy way of saying resilience. Teaching students to develop stamina as learners is as important as the content we teach. What are your tips for fostering perseverance in our students?


Obama's Free Community College Plan, Is It Enough?

Education should be free instead of providing a privileged few the right to learn. President Obama has taken a step in the right direction offering community college for all.


Changing the Scenery to Create Better Learning

If your classes get into a rut, maybe it's time to shake things up with furniture change. Sometimes it can be as easy as changing what's on the walls or rearranging the furniture in an effort to inspire students. Read on to see how changing the scenery


Even the Best Teachers Have Bad Days

How do you deal with the bad days as a teacher? They happen (although we don't like to talk about it), how can you turn a negative into a positive?


Inspiring Authentic Learning

With the educational landscape changing, we must empower students with the power and tools of inquiry creating many opportunities for authentic learning experiences. How can we do that, you ask? Keep reading...


Observations About Fear of Change

In a perfect world, teachers would all model the growth mindset and fearlessly learn new things to share with students. Some do, unfortunately not enough.


Empower Students and Learning Will Happen

What will you do in 2015 to empower your students? What does that look like in your own spaces?


Help Students Out of Their Comfort Zones

With each new experience comes a certain amount of risk and as educators, we need to encourage students to bravely take them. Success may take time, but taking that first step is the hardest. How do you inspire kids to take the leap?


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