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July 24, 2018

Writing a Flexible Curricular Map to Ensure Student Voice is Heard

Learning is deeply personal and engaging when done right, and every school can be developing lifelong learners by setting up expectations that involve student and teacher participation.

July 17, 2018

Authentic Transformational and Ethical Leadership in 'Dead Poets Society'

Leaders in schools come in all shapes. How a character in "Dead Poets Society," teacher Mr. Keating, can be a model for earning students' trust and respect.

July 08, 2018

Build Learning Spaces That Inspire Innovation

Schools don't have to keep doing things the way they always have, not in terms of curriculum, assessment or learning spaces. There are ways to start making changes that can truly inspire and reinvigorate the learning process.

June 10, 2018

It's Time to End Mandated Summer Assignments

Let's spend more time in school promoting a culture of curiosity and learning that transcends school, not because we want to grade kids on it or give them extra credit or punish them for not doing it, but because learning for the sake of learning is its own reward. We can foster a love of reading in so many different ways.

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,...

April 29, 2018

School Librarians Are Rockstar Resources

School librarians are vital to student learning as early as kindergarten. The exposure alone to books and experiencing the atmosphere young can really set up a positive connection to learning in all forms.

April 24, 2018

State Tests Do Not Assess Student Learning

No two people can fit into the same boxes in a multiple choice test and by using these methods of assessment, we are reducing children and young adults to quantifiable measures for efficiency and ease.

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 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.

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