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November 19, 2018

How to Survive the First Report Card

Do you hate putting grades on report cards? Check out these tips to de-emphasize grading and focus on learning.

October 04, 2018

Why Do We Have Elite Schools?

If indeed New York City does change the way students are admitted to elite schools, they are playing a zero sum game and the kids at the non-elite schools will continue to receive an inferior education. Perhaps someday they can follow my plan as they see innovative smaller districts roll it out. In the meantime, they will no doubt continue with their own version of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

September 23, 2018

Relationships: The Key to Moving from Teaching to Leading

Guest blogger Greg Fredricks shares his experience moving from teacher to leader in the Arlington Central School system. Read as he shares how relationships are at the heart of what is important in his new role.

September 18, 2018

Educators' Powerful Role in Motivation and Engagement

Guest blogger Tara Brown says, "Helping kids feel seen, heard and validated sends a clear message that kids are more important than content. Every emotional deposit, every positive connection from adults in the building increases a child's sense of well being and desire to be a part of the process. School staff who lead with their hearts have a strong commitment to making sure that every person's day is better because they interacted with me."

August 12, 2018

Aspiring Leaders Need Good Mentors

Guest post by Jodie Pierpoint Have you ever left a conference knowing that you wanted to go home and make a change?  Try something different? Take a risk? I felt that way after leaving the 2017 National Principals Conference. As an aspiring school leader, I left that conference knowing that I had...

July 22, 2018

Generalizing 'For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood ... and the Rest of Y'all Too'

Guest blogger Dr. Douglas Green shares how he applies the lessons in Christopher Emdin's book, "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood ... and the Rest of Y'all Too."

June 12, 2018

Student-Powered Events Empower More Than Classroom Learning

Guest blogger Samuel Williams of Curtis High School in Staten Island shares how students can do extraordinary things when they are empowered to run school events. Read on to see what success can look like in this school and maybe in yours.

June 05, 2018

Helping Students Make Reading Predictions

By Jackie Andrejko and Starr Sackstein Peeking into the room, I see students attentively gathered on the rug, sitting before their teacher who is animated while she explains the activity they are about to start. Students eagerly wait for the cue to get up and move to their stations. They have small,...

May 27, 2018

Know and Embody Your Educational Philosophy

Guest Post by Barbara Silkes George Matthew Adams, a popular newspaper columnist at the turn of the 19th century, once said,  "Every one of us, unconsciously, works out a personal philosophy of life, by which we are guided, inspired, and corrected, as time goes on. It is this philosophy by which...

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.

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