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November 09, 2014

Putting New Learning to Use

It's time to give that new professional learning or technology a try. What's holding you back? Take to take the leap, here are some suggestions to fearlessly press forward.

November 05, 2014

Professional Learning Breeds Teamwork

Working together to build community fosters a positive work environment that demonstrates unity. In what ways can schools provide more opportunities for educators to work together to improve schools?

November 02, 2014

'Capture' Some Learning on YouTube

Reflection is a powerful tool and process in learning to move toward mastery. What if we could offer students more than one way to do it, in a format that may be more native to them?

October 10, 2014

Empowering Students to Provide Peer Feedback

What if we gave students the skills to empower them to help each other? How might that look? How could it change the dynamic in our classrooms?

October 08, 2014

'You're Not Getting a Grade in This Class!' Rinse, Repeat

Shifting the mindset on long held educational values is tough, but that doesn't mean we should give up. Teachers must model perseverance and repeat as much as needed til the important messages are heard.

October 03, 2014

Are You Drowning in a Pool of Risk?

Ever feel like the risks you take aren't helping to move forward?

October 01, 2014

I Don't Know and Other Teacher Truths

Admitting you don't know can be a liberating revelation and an opportunity to show students the power of learning and humility. Why miss out on that modeling, teaching moment?

September 29, 2014

Unteaching Broken Traditions

It's never too late to learn, even if it means unlearning years of damaging educational dogma set forth to establish compliance rather than academic achievement. Let's start the new dialogue that opens the conversation up to new ideas about what education should look like in the 21st century.

September 26, 2014

Let Students Tell Us What They Know

Sometimes the best person to tell us what they know is the student who has done the learning. Too often in our profession we empower the wrong people and establish a misunderstanding about what students know and can do. This is why we must teach kids to self-assess against standards, defend their assessment and then accept it as a way to help kids.

September 22, 2014

Teaching Reflection in Steps

Teaching reflection is necessary for teachers of all ages. Students learn the valuable lesson of assessing themselves against standards which makes tracking their growth possible. Read on to learn one way to teach students to do this.

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