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April 19, 2018

No Matter How Well We Do, It's Hard Not to Focus on 'That One Thing'

As I continue to reflect on my experiences this year, I will look deeply into my learning growth and challenges to set meaningful goals for the future and try not to be too hard on myself when things don't go my way the first time.

April 17, 2018

Leaders and Teachers: Let's Build an Agenda of Focus Together

The work of school leadership like the work of classroom educators is nuanced and more complicated than it seems from the outside—I can truly appreciate that now from both sides.

April 15, 2018

It's Time to Let Go of Tired Teaching Habits

Read as guest blogger Aric Foster shares why we should retain our passion for learning without holding on to practices that we are just comfortable with. Too often, they aren't serving the right purpose anymore, so we owe it to ourselves and our students to make some changes.

April 10, 2018

Here's What One 8th Grader Thinks About Report Cards

Grades don't communicate learning, even the students are starting to see that. Read on to see one student's take on report cards and why they fail at assessing student learning.

April 08, 2018

Teach World Language Students to Provide Peer Feedback

Guest blogger Laura Smiley shares how she uses peer feedback in her French classrooms and the impact it has had on student learning. Read on to see how a simple shift in typical language learning can produce amazing results.

April 05, 2018

How One School Staff Came Together During a Crisis

One of the best parts of working in a school is that is never boring. From day to day, you just don't know the kind of crazy things that can happen, but you always know you have to be ready for the unexpected!

April 03, 2018

Creating Epic Moments With Playful Formative Assessment

Guest blogger Michael Matera shares about gamification and making learning playful for students. Read to learn how to bring play into your classrooms.

March 29, 2018

Being in the Smartest Room—ASCD Style

The next time you present or attend a conference, remember there is something to learn from everyone and no matter how much you think you know, there is always more and that is the exciting part.

March 25, 2018

Inspirational Professional Learning That Connects

Hopefully, when I return to work after the weekend, the things that made it easier to connect with my team will only continue to strengthen as we get to know each other more. It's so important to make sure that we can see the people we work with, with empathy and make decisions about how we address each other on that.

March 22, 2018

Authentic Learning Begins With Student-Designed Curriculum

As the world becomes more globally connected and the information is to be gathered from a multitude of places, teachers shouldn't have to compete with these other formats to help students learn. Teachers should be engaging students with the tools they are already using, expanding their use and knowledge of the formats and letting kids choose their own adventures. The new role of the teacher is as the facilitator of learning, collaborator, and resource to the students who often have different knowledge that can help inform teaching.

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