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May 30, 2019

'That's Not MY Job!'

We have to work together to ensure the smooth functioning of a school, and sometimes that means we do things that are outside of our job descriptions.

May 28, 2019

Play the Broken Record When Questioning Students

Guest author Connie Hamilton suggests if you plan your Broken-Record questions, you are more likely to maintain your clarity on the learning purpose. This does not mean that you only ask one question over and over.

May 24, 2019

The Futility and Degrading Nature of Evaluation: Evaluation and How to Improve It

If we want learners to develop a growth mindset, we have to stop shaming them with labels that can shut the whole learning process down.

May 21, 2019

How Can We Move Education Forward When So Many Educators Can't See Past the Way We've Always Done It?

Since so many learners have particular needs, we need to go where the kids are and meet them and their needs. We need to learn more about how to do that and then make the necessary adjustments. We work for them, not the other way around.

May 06, 2019

Developing a Growth Mindset in Our Students

As we continue to build the leaders of the future, we must ensure their own belief in their abilities. This is the only way we can ensure their successful futures and ours.

April 29, 2019

Instead of Standardized Testing, Consider Portfolio Assessment

Since learning is so nuanced, so too should be the means in which we assess it. Let's offer students the opportunity to be seen as whole people who can demonstrate different skills and knowledge in a plethora of ways over a period of time.

April 23, 2019

Hacking Instructional Design, a Must Read for Any Instructional Leader

As an instructional coach and leader, it is always awesome to have a resource that can sit on your desk and answer so many questions, just from a scan. The chapters are short and readable for even the busiest educator

April 21, 2019

PSA: When Giving Feedback, Don't Lead With 'I Love' or 'I Like'

Feedback, no matter who we are giving it to, requires purpose and action. So it is always a good idea to ask the person looking for feedback what it is they need or want from you before you start.

April 15, 2019

Tips for Deftly Using Questions to Improve Student Learning

This is a comprehensive read that is conversational and teacher-friendly. Even if you're a questioning pro, you will learn something that will improve student learning in your classroom.

April 04, 2019

Going Down the Rabbit Hole for Deeper Learning

We must be the learning. Walk the walk that we talk or else how can we be taken seriously as a group of professionals.

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