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October 31, 2017

What Oysters Can Teach Us About Dealing With Stress

If the forever reality for oysters and for educators is that stress won't end, we surely need better ways to address it and sooner rather than later.

October 26, 2017

Why We Desperately Need to Rethink College and Career Readiness

The answer is not to "bring back" vocational training. The answer is to redefine vocational training and integrate it into the learning required for all students to graduate from high schools.

October 17, 2017

How Is Homework Helping Students Learn?

Rather than assigning independent work because we always have, assign it with the knowledge that the practice will be correct and effective and supported with immediate feedback.

October 15, 2017

Do Schools Need Certified Teachers? Do Children?

No lower standard serves anyone well even though it might fill vacancies quickly.

October 12, 2017

The Future of Non-Discriminatory, Moral, and Ethical Leadership

Guest blog author Joyce Hutchens says, "School leaders are professionally and ethically responsibility to be fair to all employees. Engaging in discriminatory or other egregious behavior is wrong--PERIOD!"

September 28, 2017

To Teachers Who Worry That My Brother Is in Their Class

People assume kids with disabilities are all the same. They often see us as intentionally disruptive, rude and a hindrance to other kids' learning. This is not true.

September 21, 2017

Teacher Evaluation: Why Multiple Measures Matter

In an industry as large as public education and where learning is our business, one might think we'd lead the way in measures of accountability. But we are not.

September 19, 2017

When Leaders Lead Their Schools Like Ben Zander Conducts Symphonies

We need leaders, like conductors, who lead by empowering those s/he leads.

September 17, 2017

A New Grading System Meets a Critic's Empty Words

When schools step up to consider new ways to engage and motivate students they should be lauded.

September 07, 2017

Don't Get Rid of Grades. Change Their Meaning & Consequences!

Guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey writes: Although grades should never be the only information about learning that students and parents receive, they can be a meaningful part of that information.

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