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May 13, 2019

Being a Teacher and a Student: From Burnout to Balance

Teacher-burnout rates are on the rise. To stay invested for the long haul, it's important to keep the balance between being the teacher and being a lifelong learner.

April 09, 2019

Why Teachers Pay Teachers, Teachers of Instagram, and Teach Your Heart Out Are Not the Signs of the Apocalypse You Think They Are

This splashy new normal in education is creating change--most of it wonderful, some of it troubling. But this wonderful and brave new world for teachers with diverse places to look for content, mentors, materials, and inspiration has made what's arguably one of the toughest jobs in America just a tiny bit easier. And that's something wonderful.

March 25, 2019

Peer Observation and the Novice Teacher: What You See Is What You Get

All too often, well-meaning administrators suggest new teachers watch more experienced teachers to see mastery in action. But new teachers, with their lack of experience and pedagogical understanding, are not always able to identify nuances of effective teaching and then successfully implement new strategies. On a solo safari, what new teachers see is literally what they get.

October 09, 2018

A Step-by-Step Guide to Battle "Crabs in a Bucket" Syndrome

Try these 4 steps to build teacher collaboration and morale.

October 03, 2018

How Mastermind Groups Can Combat 'Crabs in a Bucket' Syndrome

A National Teacher of the Year offers a transformative solution to battle teacher isolation.

April 30, 2018

The Menace of Mechanical Teaching

What is worse than survival mode for teachers? Learn what one award-winning educator says.

November 27, 2017

Your Gift to New Teachers Is to Help Them Navigate the Holiday Hustle

It is so important for schools who want to retain talent to think critically about the needs of their novice teachers - they must think beyond new teacher training at the beginning of the year. As we approach the first extended break, why not initiate a check-in with new teachers that can provide exactly what they need (but likely won't ask for)?

October 26, 2017

What We've Learned Teaching Teacher Candidates About Equity

Educators who do not attend to issues of equity and justice in their classrooms are doing a great disservice to the future leaders of our profession and to the students they will one day teach.

September 21, 2017

When Principals Forget How Learning Works

I wish school leaders could cede some of this space and work to their teachers who know better than anyone else how learning happens and how to make that new knowledge stick

September 14, 2017

Let's Be Honest: Professional Bullying in Schools Is a Thing

When a teacher lives in fear of confrontation, ridicule or being talked about, this is professional bullying.

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