Being responsible for helping so many students and raising a child is challenging. There never seems to be enough time in the day. Factor in the ridiculously high expectations I set for myself and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a struggle.


Change is challenging regardless of what the change is. We should never change for the sake of it, so if it's worth the effort, then every possible energy must be given to making the shift happen as it is in the interest of students.


How do parents feel about giving up grades? Read here to find out tips and reactions from parents.


But what will students say about a class without a grades? Read on to see their reactions.


So you agree that giving up grades will improve student learning and now you're asking, "but how?" Keep reading to find out a few ways to start.


Are our current beliefs about daily homework in fact a myth? What is the point of homework in your classroom?


Grades don't serve anyone in our system except those who issue them. Once thought to communicate learning, we now understand that this was a mistake. So here is one alternative.


It's time to give that new professional learning or technology a try. What's holding you back? Take to take the leap, here are some suggestions to fearlessly press forward.


Becoming a part of professional organizations is another way to remain vital in the content areas we work in. If you aren't a part of your regional or national organization, why not check it out?


Working together to build community fosters a positive work environment that demonstrates unity. In what ways can schools provide more opportunities for educators to work together to improve schools?


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