Advice for Pre-Service Teachers

What practical advice would you give a person who wants to teach? I just say teaching will change your life.


Why Scholastic Journalism Matters

Guest blogger, Evelyn Lauer discusses the importance of scholastic journalism. Read here to see the impact journalism has on students across the country.


I Teach for the Money...

In the current educational climate, many people might wonder why people still choose teaching as their profession. Despite the excessive testing and often negative impression of education, there is still very important work to be done. Read on to see why many educators teach.


What Does Every Teacher Need to Be Successful?

What are your top 10 must haves for success in your classroom? Consider the following list while you brainstorm your own list.


Absent? Learning Doesn't Have to Be

Feeling sick when you wake up in the morning, but you're afraid to miss what you've planned for the day? If it's a question of dragging your infectious body to school so kids don't miss out on learning or taking the time you need to heal, it's time to set up your classroom to run without you.


A Better Way to Report Learning

What is the function of a student report card? What does it seek to communicate? How effectively do most student report cards share information about individual student achievement? What if we rebranded our communication loop? What would that look like?


Is Leadership Style Born ... or Made?

What is your leadership style? How do you know?


5 Questions Educators Must Ask Themselves Daily

Each educator is motivated to teach for different reasons. What questions propel your journey as a learner and educator?


Tableau Installations: Kinesthetic Literature

Consider how much students can gain from engaging their entire beings in the learning experience? Why not get kids out of their seats and exploring content through tableau, the art of still pictures to convey meaning.


Authentic Student-Led Discussion, Music to My Ears

Isn't it time we shifted control in our class discussions? Why can't kids be in charge of what gets considered and how? Teaching kids to facilitate their own class discussions provides an authentic opportunity for both speaking and listening where questioning is a natural outgrowth of personal curiosity and opinion.


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