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January 19, 2015

Building Independent Learners by Fostering Grit

Educational grit is just a fancy way of saying resilience. Teaching students to develop stamina as learners is as important as the content we teach. What are your tips for fostering perseverance in our students?

January 07, 2015

Observations About Fear of Change

In a perfect world, teachers would all model the growth mindset and fearlessly learn new things to share with students. Some do, unfortunately not enough.

January 05, 2015

Empower Students and Learning Will Happen

What will you do in 2015 to empower your students? What does that look like in your own spaces?

January 02, 2015

Help Students Out of Their Comfort Zones

With each new experience comes a certain amount of risk and as educators, we need to encourage students to bravely take them. Success may take time, but taking that first step is the hardest. How do you inspire kids to take the leap?

December 31, 2014

What I Wish I Knew As A New Teacher

What advice would you give your first year self? Here are some of the things I wish I knew when I started.

December 29, 2014

Top 5 Posts About Grading in 2014

What were your favorite posts about grading this year? What did you learn? Will you be throwing out grades in 2015?

December 24, 2014

What is Learning to Students?

Ever wonder how students define learning? After thinking about the idea a lot, I figured it was time to ask them. Read on to hear what they said.

December 10, 2014

Amazing Student Candor

Students say the best things... we just have to make sure we're listening. What are your kids saying?

December 08, 2014

No, You Can't Do 'Extra Credit'

Extra credit has no place in a mastery classroom. We must shift the conversation once again to learning instead of points.

December 05, 2014

Preparing for In-Class Student Conferences

In the "no-grades" classroom, student conversations about learning are a must. Whether formal (like this) or informal (in class briefly), students must be getting focused feedback all the time.

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