What if our help becomes a crutch, crippling students with being enabled, rather than actual helping them succeed?
Just because we've grown up and work as professionals, doesn't mean our learning has ended.
Kids often have a hard time sitting in their seats, so embrace their energy and plan a gallery walk. This is a great way to set up stations in a classroom or celebrate student learning while also facilitating new learning.
Leadership is essential to success, so make sure you know who the personalities. Admin remember this when working with staff and staff remember it when working with students. Relationships and empowerment go a long way to investment and happy school community is one that is willing to innovate.
Are you the kind of person who jumps into a pool without so much as touching the water with your toe first? Or are you the type who wades in slowly, step by step, getting used to the cold as you go? Although most people can be a hybrid of these two philosophies in life depending on the circumstance, almost no one enjoys being tossed into the water without any warning at all. In education, unfortunately, initiatives are often dictated with very little warning or preparation, metaphorically pushing teachers and administrators unexpectedly into the water. Whether a person decides to ...
Shouldn't all students be allowed to benefit from gifted programs? Why do the gifted few only get to enjoy the most innovative learning? Check out what Dr. Doug Green says on the subject.
Here are some tips for managing an unwieldy inbox.
Are you a good listener? How do you know? Always make sure you are listening with all of your senses.
Collaboration is a real-world skill students will use in their careers. Thanks to available technology, they can build that ability at zero cost.
The speed in which we go when we teach is a major factor in a student's ability to learn. As teachers we need to recognize and understand the children who sit in front of us and adjust accordingly. Here are some suggestions.