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April 12, 2016

Tips for Helping a Wait-Listed Student Get Into College

Try to imagine the following student: He or she is extremely bright but doesn't necessarily represent well on paper because his/her level of commitment doesn't read in the test scores or transcript. You've taught this student once, maybe more and have developed a rapport with him/her. You know he/sh...

April 05, 2016

Staying Engaged Through Testing Displacement

Although testing can be an annoyance to all involved, they are an unfortunate reality in today's educational climate. The best we can do is make the most of the time we have with kids and remind them that it's temporary.

March 06, 2016

5 Tips to Ensure Student Success on Long-Term Projects

Hands-on activities that require students to activate a lot of skills at once take practice. Breaking these complicated but rigorous learning experiences into pieces can be very helpful and satisfying to both the teacher and the students.

March 03, 2016

Let Learning Unfold With the Students in Charge

The role of teacher needs to be continually adjusted to suit the needs of our learners. Education has catered to the adults for too long and therefore has missed the mark. If we are truly invested in helping our learners become 21st century ready, we need to empower them more and then support them in their success and failures. In this way, they will learn to cope with both of those experiences in meaningful ways.

January 03, 2016

Want To Know What's Wrong With Averages?

Would you want to be judged by the mean of your experience or would you want people to know the depths and levels of your progress in specific places? Consider what "average" means before you sit down with your grade book to do report cards and ask yourself how meaningful it really is. Read on to understand why we MUST stop averaging student learning as a means of communication.

December 22, 2015

7 Tips for Finishing Out the Calendar Year Strong

Before you get to the relaxation of vacation, how can you make the most of your remaining days at school? Read on to find out some suggestions.

November 03, 2015

Twitter Moments For Curated Current Events

Social media can help get students interested in current events. Check out Twitter's new Moments feature and get kids connecting learning to what's happening in the world.

October 29, 2015

Strive To Be What Is Expected

The best ways to get students to take risks is by modeling what that looks like, unafraid of the potential failure. The most important gift we can share with students is the transparency of our choices and how to bounce back from the missteps.

September 27, 2015

Clean Up Your Untidy Inbox!

Here are some tips for managing an unwieldy inbox.

September 24, 2015

Listening Is Essential for Community Growth

Are you a good listener? How do you know? Always make sure you are listening with all of your senses.

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