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March 22, 2018

Authentic Learning Begins With Student-Designed Curriculum

As the world becomes more globally connected and the information is to be gathered from a multitude of places, teachers shouldn't have to compete with these other formats to help students learn. Teachers should be engaging students with the tools they are already using, expanding their use and knowledge of the formats and letting kids choose their own adventures. The new role of the teacher is as the facilitator of learning, collaborator, and resource to the students who often have different knowledge that can help inform teaching.

March 13, 2018

What Happens When Students Go 'Out On a Limb' for Charity

Guest blogger Angela Abend shares how her 6th grade students chose the charity "Out on a Limb" to improve the lives of children with limb loss both domestically and internationally, by strengthening the amputee community, and providing pediatric prosthetic care for all.

March 11, 2018

If You Could Change One Thing in Education, What Would It Be?

Educators from all over the world took the time to answer my call on social media to share the one thing they would change in education and why they would change it. Read on to see if your one thing is mentioned.

March 06, 2018

Collaborating to Build a Learning Organization

As I grow as a school leader, every day is an opportunity for learning and growth. Working with my colleagues and my team, I know we can build a learning organization we all want to be a part of that both nurtures student innovation and learning. And as my professional learning continues, I will embrace the forward movement as I did as a teacher, fearlessly. At the end of the day, it is all about kids and they deserve the best.

March 04, 2018

Fostering a Reading Community With FlipGrid

One thing is clear when reading is presenting in a way that students enjoy, the love of the written word is nurtured. The more we give students the opportunity to choose what they are reading and then allow them to be creative in how they share what they've read, the more they will persist in their reading.

February 15, 2018

Audiobooks Are the Answer to My Reading Backlog

As professionals, it is important for us to stay up to date with important new ideas and research, but there isn't always enough time in the day to add to the already long list of things to do. So why not use a tool that can help with that?

February 11, 2018

It's Time for a Confrontation Reframe

So now I have to reframe the hard conversation... it's not so much about how the teacher is going to hear what I'm saying, or if he/she likes me after we have it. It's all about the students and creating the optimal learning environment for all students.

February 08, 2018

The Dilemmas of Change in Assessment Culture

Guest blogger Azima Thakor shares her experiences about changing assessment in her classroom and within her school community. How are you currently assessing students and how's that working for you?

February 04, 2018

Great Leadership Is Like Great Teaching

As a classroom teacher I was fearless and now as a leader I have to be too. Adults, however are far scarier sometimes than the high school seniors I used to teach. I'll just keep smiling and practicing what I preach and I know that change will happen.

February 01, 2018

'Can't' Is Not An Acceptable Answer

As we continue to explore our current practices and determine what's best for our kids, we need to keep an open mind and thoroughly examine the impact of our choices. The world has changed too much to keep doing things the same way.

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