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June 02, 2020

But I'm Not a Protester. What Can I Do?

As our friends on social media battle over who is fanning the flames of the riots and which political party is best for fixing our societal issues, we need to look at how we can stop oppressing groups who have consistently been marginalized.

March 15, 2020

School Closures and COVID-19. Perhaps It's Time to Cancel High-Stakes Testing, Too?

Schools are cancelling, rates of COVID-19 are increasing right now, and it's time for schools to focus on online learning and calming the social-emotional issues of students. So, why do we still have to worry about high-stakes testing?

December 15, 2019

12 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2020

Anyone who gets into teaching needs to believe that they can improve the educational experience for their students, and here are 12 places where we can start.

November 01, 2019

Are You Activity Rich and Impact Poor?

Have you ever felt like you had a list a mile long of things to do, you did them all, and you still felt like you weren't any further along than when you began completing the list? We call that activity rich and impact poor. Here's a way to turn that around.

August 28, 2019

Most Examples of Deep Learning Are Not Deep Enough

Most examples of deep learning aren't going deep enough nor are they widespread enough, says guest blogger Michael Fullan.

July 14, 2019

Do Principals and Their Administrative Team Need Coaching Too?

So often, we look at coaching as a one-on-one relationship, but coaching administrative teams can have a powerful impact as well.

June 09, 2019

3 Reasons I Do Not Engage in Twitter Debates

Feel free to use social media in the way that you would like, but when people try to engage you in a debate on Twitter, take a step back, breath, and decide whether it's worth your time and energy. I rarely find that it's worth mine these days.

April 26, 2019

Why the 20th Anniversary of Columbine Should Be About Listening to Students

As adults, our job is to ensure all children feel safe in school. Creating a safe space for learning starts with listening to our students. We must prioritize not only listening to our students but also using their input to enact change.

April 22, 2019

Why Pedagogy and Politics Must Partner

A pedagogical pathway is paved with "engaging (learning about) the world," and "changing it for the better." What now is emerging is the possibility that pedagogical savvy and political action may make for a surprising combination with students as a force for change.

April 07, 2019

Does Your School Board Have a Governance Mindset?

School district governance is one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated functions in education. Here are four areas boards need to know to be successful, according to retired executive director of the California School Boards Association Davis Campbell.

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