Instead of trying to treat kids the exact same way. As standardized testing became the norm, an unfortunate byproduct was the loss of student individuality. If we strive to normalize the way we teach and assess kids, we lose an inherent component that makes learning unique and interesting. The fun is gone. The same way no student enjoys endless test prep, so too, does no teacher. What if there was a way to bring individualized learning back to every student, putting them in charge of what and how they learn and redefining the idea of "teacher"? In today's educational climate, ...


Everything we do matters, even when we aren't directly teaching. What do you want your students to learn from you? Be intentional as much as possible when handling all types of life circumstances.


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


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


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


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.


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?


What is your leadership style? How do you know?


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


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