We have all had our fair share of difficult parents over the years, but are parents who are also teachers the most difficult?
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November 17, 2016
November 15, 2016
School climate is very popular these days in educational circles. The only issue with that is school leaders often avoid talking about the topics that will make their climates better.
November 10, 2016
Our students need more...not less. And when we say more...we mean mindfulness and recess.
November 02, 2016
When it comes to sex education most teachers charged to teach it focus on keeping students safe. Are we doing the same thing when it comes to internet research?
October 27, 2016
Christopher Emdin says,"Our unwillingness to engage young people in trouble is an indictment on us, not them." And it starts with what we do when we read their names on our class list, says DeWitt.
October 19, 2016
How can one sentence change the trajectory of student learning? It shows the power of feedback.
October 14, 2016
Educators have the odd habit of taking simple ideas and making them inexplicably complex. Standards based learning is one of them.
September 22, 2016
Why do students believe they have to be perfect. It doesn't necessarily come from within. It may be pushed on them from the adults around them.
September 13, 2016
John Hattie's research is often seen as complicated but it doesn't have to be. DeWitt explores the basics of Hattie's research, and how to go deeper, in this blog post.
September 09, 2016
We often want students to have grit or a "growth mindset" but we often lack it at the same time we are telling them to have it. Here are 3 ways to show our students what we want.