See how one community shares empathy with local organizations. Angela Abend shares the work of her gifted and talented students and the difference they are making.


My customers were other administrators who had needs for data and computer applications and teachers who wanted to use microcomputers for instruction.


We have to work together to ensure the smooth functioning of a school, and sometimes that means we do things that are outside of our job descriptions.


Guest author Connie Hamilton suggests if you plan your Broken-Record questions, you are more likely to maintain your clarity on the learning purpose. This does not mean that you only ask one question over and over.


Everything will work out, in this situation and in all of the other ones. Our health and families must come first in our lives, not our jobs. Our work is important, but our relationships and well-being are more important.


If we want learners to develop a growth mindset, we have to stop shaming them with labels that can shut the whole learning process down.


Since so many learners have particular needs, we need to go where the kids are and meet them and their needs. We need to learn more about how to do that and then make the necessary adjustments. We work for them, not the other way around.


We cannot and should not be colorblind. The world in which our black children live and will continue to live as adults is filled with experiences that their white counterparts will never experience.


How can we make the rules more flexible to meet the needs of our most challenging learners? Or how can we try to reframe situations so our challenging learners don't feel like they need to compromise their beliefs?


Overall, these conversations have been a way to make the end-of-year discussion less about evaluation and more about personal growth and development of professionalism.


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