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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.

September 06, 2017

Social-Emotional Skills Should Be an Integral Part of Every Lesson We Teach

As I have come to understand and teach social and emotional skills, I've learned they can't be—indeed, should not be—viewed as something separate from our lessons, or something to be taught one hour a week. These skills are part of everything we do.

August 28, 2017

What Families Really Need From a Teacher's Back-to-School Letter

Now isn't the time for reminders about materials and copying and pasting your district's tardy policy. Now is the time to let parents know what is most important to you as a teacher, what big goals you have for their students, and start forming the team that will get you there.

August 23, 2017

After Charlottesville: Having Tough Conversations in an Age of Extremism

Unlearning to be an extremist is hard. Help students avoid propaganda: When students are exposed to propaganda, misinformation, and fake news it becomes difficult for them to unlearn.

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