Jessica Schoonerman

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Stop shooting silver bullets and learn to trust our teachers again

Auditing classroom performance is not actually possible and it makes no difference to pupils. Brave headteachers must say no<p>Teaching has always been a demanding job. Performing for five hours a day in front of a class is tiring, but add to that lesson preparation, marking, meetings and admin and …

Teaching

5 Proven Ways to Be More Influential at Work | Inc.com

Most people, at some point in their professional life, feel that they're not really getting anywhere but just kicking the can down the road.<p>Sometimes that's nature's way of saying you need to be working in a different organization or even a different field. But often it simply means you need to …

Leadership

Intentional Creativity

Torrence, whose focus was on creativity, developed the Torrence Incubation Model of Creative Thinking (TIM) model.As emphasized in this video, …

Creativity

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child's brain

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.<p>The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for her and the other preschoolers at the Verner Center …

Parenting

6 PD Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

<b>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</b><br>Extroversion is overvalued in American culture and overrepresented in positions of …

Pedagogy

How to overcome the Monday morning slump

The numbers are staggering: about 70% of American workers are not engaged and dread Monday mornings, according to an annual poll by the Gallup …

Leadership

10 Millennial Leadership Qualities That Contribute to a Positive Office Culture

How a Millennial workforce can actually improve your day-to-day atmosphere.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are countless stories in the media complaining about how the Millennial generation is lazy, demanding, overconfident in their abilities, difficult to manage …

Leadership