Admitting you don't know can be a liberating revelation and an opportunity to show students the power of learning and humility. Why miss out on that modeling, teaching moment?
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October 01, 2014
September 22, 2014
Teaching reflection is necessary for teachers of all ages. Students learn the valuable lesson of assessing themselves against standards which makes tracking their growth possible. Read on to learn one way to teach students to do this.
September 19, 2014
The vertical team of English teachers are ready to go, 6th-12th grade teachers lined up with syllabi in hand excited to make connections with parents. The room fills up with parents and we start to introduce ourselves. After each teacher has briefly said hello, we split the room up into grade levels...
September 03, 2014
Ever wonder if the grading was the best way to handle communication about student achievement? Consider the system we currently use and ask yourself, is this the best we can do? Read on for another option that my just work better.
August 13, 2014
We take ourselves so seriously. It is an important job. But what every teacher needs to remember since day one is that mistakes will be made and the only thing we can hope for is progress. So what will you learn from today?
August 08, 2014
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
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 01, 2014
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.