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February 26, 2019

Why Educators Need to Make Literacy Accessible, Individualized, and Inclusive

While addressing reading-recovery fundamentals is vital, teaching readers the interpretive and social-emotional aspects of reading is also critically important.

February 05, 2019

For Leaders, Preparation Is Key

We give this coaching to school leaders all the time. And here are the three things that follow: The first is that every school leader we give this coaching to names lack of time as an obstacle to being as prepared as they'd like to be.

January 22, 2019

Should We Be Teaching Optimism?

So tell students to try to compile their own facts and make their own opinions. The idea is the teach children how to think, not what to think, and see if you can intentionally help your students, your children, and yourself be more optimistic.

January 08, 2019

Should Fewer Black Students Receive Special Education Services?

A recent New York Times article states that there is an effort to "delay an Obama-era rule to prevent disproportionate numbers of minority children from becoming funneled into special education classes." Doug Green examines who special education students are and the struggles he faced as a school principal to ensure services for all students who needed them.

December 25, 2018

College Is Only One Option for Kids

Dr. Doug Green shares why schools need to pay more attention to vocational education because not every student will be successful in college. Read on to hear his advice.

December 16, 2018

Earning Good Grades Versus Learning

Giving up grades may sound impossible, but it isn't. Read Amanda Gaughan's research on the topic and see if you can start to adjust your assessment practices.

December 03, 2018

Shifting the Conversation: Change, Growth, and Assessment

Read how Michael Marchione is making sure students know they are more than just a number.

November 27, 2018

Bridging the Gap in a Rural School District Through Personalized Learning

Sam Brooks, the personalized-learning supervisor in Putnam County, Tenn., shares his journey along with strategies for other educators. Putnam is a rural district that's using digital innovation to personalize learning and keep kids connected.

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.

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