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August 18, 2016

Approaching the New Year With a No Grades Classroom

Shifting this mindset about grades is a challenging one. Don't give up if it doesn't go well right away. Be ready to do the dance and redirect students, parents and colleagues as needed.

August 07, 2016

Book Recommendation: Differentiating the High School Classroom

Although I don't give book recommendations often, this one is offered to help those of us out there that struggle with differentiation, a very important part of individualized learning. Check it out.

September 06, 2015

Establish a Safe Place for Risk Taking

Excellent learning can only happen when kids are unafraid to take risks. So inspire them by being bold and taking the plunge -

September 01, 2015

Create a Syllabus for High School Students

Isn't it time we started teaching students to follow a syllabus to ensure better classroom success? Check this out to help you plan.

September 12, 2014

Getting Into the Groove

Balancing our personal schedules with returning to school is challenging after summer break. Read on to learn some tips to help keep you feeling prepared to be the best version of yourself at work by making time for yourself as you adjust to the school routine.

August 11, 2014

What Goals Will You Set in the Coming Year?

If success comes from preparation, what goals will you put in place to ensure a measured amount of success this school year? How will you mark those achievements and push harder?

August 08, 2014

Applying Personal Learning for Success in the New Year

Since learning doesn't stop when school ends, we need to capitalize on our own personal learning over the summer to inspire change in the year to come. How do you apply your summer learning to the new year's plans?

August 06, 2014

Teaching Questioning Skills to Arm Students for Learning

Who holds the power in your classroom? Often the person asking the questions is the person in charge. Why not empower students to ask the questions that suit what they want to know?

August 04, 2014

Revisions to the Draft Require Parent Input

The culture we create in our rooms doesn't end with our students. In order to ensure success, we need to get the parents involved. How will you include the parents in your community to foster a culture of learning?

August 01, 2014

Shifting the Mindset, a Conversation for the New School Year

What are you willing to do to shift the mindset in your classroom? What does learning mean to your students and how will you help them understand how to recognize achievement? Read on to learn one possible way to handle this discussion.

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