In today's guest blog, two co-authors suggest that a comfortable learning environment is the key to softening the blow of accountability through reform, standards, testing, and mandates.
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A recent NY Times article suggests that increased accountability isn't helping to raise achievement or growth...something educators have been saying for many years.
October 14, 2014
Empowering students and teachers is vitally important, and the Global Read Aloud is just one way to do that.
October 07, 2014
Today's guest blog is written by Sean Slade, the Director of the Whole Child Initiative for ASCD, and he wonders if we inspire learning...or just allow it.
October 05, 2014
Many teachers feel that they don't have a real voice in their school community, and if they don't have a voice their students won't.
September 30, 2014
In today's guest post, school superintendent and Visible Learning trainer BR Jones shows how feedback can motivate students in a whole new way.
September 28, 2014
The adults in school talk a great deal about how students should learn and behave. But do they ever talk to students about it?
September 26, 2014
Edcamps can help you meet your Professional Development needs, and the Edcamp Foundation has the perfect short reference book to help you get there.
September 24, 2014
Do special education students suffer from our lower expectations or from a state's expectations that may be too high? Only Goldilocks' knows.
September 22, 2014
What is content curation, and should our students learn how to do it?