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April 01, 2019

When You Disagree With Your Child's Teacher, What Can You Do?

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.

March 26, 2019

Fear, the Kryptonite to Learning

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.

March 24, 2019

Deep Thoughts From the Dashboard, a Reflection Revelation

If you're up for it, shoot a short video of yourself either on Periscope or Twitter and share the link below. It's good to meet you all.

March 21, 2019

Scaffold Reflection for Deeper Metacognition and Better Feedback

It wasn't until after I developed a system in my classroom for effective reflection and feedback that I realized the impact it truly had on learning. That probably sounds backward, but it's true. Although I always saw the value in reflecting personally, even if I didn't call it reflection, making i...

March 15, 2019

Let's Focus on What Learners CAN Do, and Plan From There

Learning isn't easy, and we all have our challenges. Rather than assume our learners can't, giving them boring learning opportunities or watered-down versions of the learning, provide rigorous, engaging experiences and watch to see how much all students will grow.

March 10, 2019

Raising a Nonstarving Artist

For some teachers, collaboration is cheating. In the real world, very little gets done by individuals.

March 05, 2019

Teachers, See Learning as Students Do

Too often, we take risks ourselves, only letting some of the rope out for students to be more autonomous, but because we don't know what to do with ourselves while that is happening, we can sabotage perfectly good learning experiences.

March 03, 2019

Necessary Grace: Am I a Hypocrite or Am I Human?

It's time we start extending ourselves a little grace. If we continue to feel shame and guilt every time we make a mistake, we're not going to make it to June.

February 24, 2019

Make Learning Interactive and Student-Led

Although project-based learning can be daunting at first, it is well worth the mess. Planning your first project may not go as smoothly as you want or imagine, but I promise everyone will learn, so don't give up.

February 21, 2019

Are You Ready for Leadership?

No matter how ready you think you are, there will be moments you question your choice and that's OK. Trust yourself and continue to lead from a place of transparency.

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