We always seem to think students need to be retained because they aren't learning important concepts, but never seem to think that students need to be accelerated because they have already mastered important concepts.
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June 26, 2016
June 12, 2016
Schools are still consumed by test scores when they should really be consumed by making sure they have a positive school climate. Here are five things they should focus on to get there.
June 08, 2016
Social media offers us a plethora of opportunities to chase after silver bullets that may or may not help us with our issues. Sometimes we need to take a big step back first and ask, "Who knows what's best for students?"
June 02, 2016
In this post on the benefits of failure that originally appeared on January 8th, 2012, Peter wrote, "When looked at correctly, failure can teach us where we went wrong in the first place, and how we can learn to pick ourselves up again in a pursuit to succeed."
May 25, 2016
Many leaders and teachers aren't prepared to engage in inclusive education, and students are sitting back saying, "Make it relevant or make it stop."
May 22, 2016
Many preservice teachers are just graduating, and a brand new teaching experience awaits them in the fall; and it's one that they will have to negotiate without a net. Hopefully their professors have prepared them, but there are at least 10 areas that they need to have on their minds when they enter the classroom.
May 18, 2016
Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.
May 03, 2016
A recent NAEP report shows that a high percentage of students are functionally illiterate. Will Systems of Supports for Rigorous Learning (SSRL) help solve the issue?
May 01, 2016
Seriously? It's 2016 and students aren't encouraged to blog? There are at least 6 reasons why they should be blogging, and they all focus on learning!
April 19, 2016
Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.