Feedback, no matter who we are giving it to, requires purpose and action. So it is always a good idea to ask the person looking for feedback what it is they need or want from you before you start.
American colleges and universities are one of your nation's greatest assets, but they have been burdened with unsustainable cost increases. We all need to raise our voices and tell our leaders to stop this madness.
This is a comprehensive read that is conversational and teacher-friendly. Even if you're a questioning pro, you will learn something that will improve student learning in your classroom.
Although I understand intellectually that I am thin, when I look in a mirror, sometimes all I can see is the areas that I'm not happy with. Fortunately, at this point in my life, I feel good about myself most of the time. I focus on what I like about myself instead of what I don't.
Many of us need permission to find harmony in our lives because we expect so much of ourselves that giving ourselves the things we need when we need them almost feels selfish. Taking care of our own needs and being able to address our passions is the only truly compassionate way to live.
We must be the learning. Walk the walk that we talk or else how can we be taken seriously as a group of professionals.
So as I continue to navigate the waters of change as an educational advocate for students, I'm eager to find a balance between my own personal crusade and the needs of my own child.
I do think there is a relationship between content and skills that can't be separated. In order to practice skills, we need content to focus on, and I'm not sure that one is more important than the other. It really depends on the context.
The older we get, the harder it is to make change. Think about the adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." It is ingrained in us that change becomes almost impossible as we age, but that is simply not true.
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