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7 Trust-Building Behaviors Teachers Want From Principals

Early in my teaching career, I sometimes felt a disconnect with my building administrators. I never really viewed them as a resource to help me in my …

Consciousness

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Critical Thinking

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average'

Todd Rose dropped out of high school with D- grades. At 21, he was trying to support a wife and two sons on welfare and minimum wage jobs.<p>Today he teaches educational neuroscience at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He's also the co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity, a new …

Education

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students

Listen to this post as a podcast:<p><b>When I ask teachers what their biggest struggles are,</b> one issue comes up on a regular basis: student motivation. You …

Designing Curriculum That Teachers Will Actually Use

<b>Designing Curriculum That Teachers Will Actually Use</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic Education<p>What is leadership in curriculum?<p>Whatever the answer, the …

Keeping Up, NOT Catching Up

When I first started teaching, no matter how well I planned, there were always some students who did not do well on the summative assessment. Other …

Pedagogy

The Skills and Dispositions of Accomplished Administrators

In schools today the pace of change and shifting sands are quick. Skilled administrators need to wear many hats and be strategic yet operational at …

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Stop telling kids you’re bad at math. You are spreading math anxiety ‘like a virus.’

When I read the following post, I was chagrined to see myself in it. Are you? Here’s why you need to change your tune. This was written by Petra Bonfert-Taylor, a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College and a 2016 Public Voices Fellow of the OpEd Project, a non-profit working to increase the …

Mathematics

5 ways to gauge student engagement: #edchat

Student engagement... a topic that is commonplace in schools and school districts around the world. The goal being that we want to have highly …

Teaching

How A Good Teacher Becomes Great

<b>How A Good Teacher Becomes Great</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Good teachers are amazing–and rare.<p>The ignorance of the <i>Those who can’t, teach</i> mantra is …

Pedagogy

Where Sixth-Graders Run Their Own City

The idea is to improve kids’ economic knowledge—and it appears to be working.<p>It’s 9:45 a.m., and the “game” officially begins in one hour. Dozens of Finnish sixth-graders are standing nervously in cubicles in a 6,000 square-foot space resembling a miniature city, equipped with its own city hall, …

City Halls

10 Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership

I still vividly remember my early years as an assistant principal and principal. Instructional leadership was a routine part of the job along with …