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Building School Morale

<i>Morale isn’t built in isolation…and neither is it something tangible that we can point to and say, “There it is!” Rather, it is a force that builds</i> …

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What Great Educators Do Differently: A Conversation with Todd Whitaker

"<i>The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day."</i> Todd …

20 Ways to Give Negative Feedback

Growth always hurts. But, stagnation is death.<p>Growth requires feedback.<p>Successful leaders are great at giving feedback.<p>Good intentions don’t …

Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most

<i>by Jeffrey Benson</i><p>About This Book<p>Many students arrive at school with unique mixtures of family histories, traumatic experiences, and special needs …

Improve Your PLN - Must Know Twitter Hashtags for Administrators

A personal learning network (also called PLN) is an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives …

3 Reasons Why the School Principal Needs to Tweet

I envision every school principal with smartphone in hand, anxious to send out the next tweet. And here's why:<p>Now, more than ever before, schools have their own media channel -- the ability to say what they want and show the world how amazing they are.<p>It's saddening to read mainstream media's …

Writing Good Test Questions

I have been thinking and writing a lot about assessment lately. My last post was basically a rant against unthinking assessment practices, and a …

General Principles for Assessing Higher-Order Thinking

This general three-part process applies to all assessment, including assessment of higher-order thinking. Assessing higher-order thinking almost …

Pedagogy

Teachers Walk in Student Shoes For a Day

At Burr and Burton Academy, an independent high school in Vermont, five teachers agreed to go through the school day as students in order to help …

Hand Over the Reins: Student-Driven Projects

Lindsey Petlak<br>Wednesday, December 4, 2013 <br>I am a fan of project/problem-based learning. Sometimes such an approach may seem laborious and drawn out, …

The 3-Minute Classroom Walkthrough in 5 Steps

There are several reasons principals should <b>regularly conduct classroom walkthroughs</b>.<p><b>First</b>, they make it clear to teachers that teaching and learning …

Teaching

Creating a Formative Assessment System

Understand that Doug was highly motivated to learn this content, and understand that his teacher was armed with the latest technology and …

Pedagogy

The 5 levels of engagement in the classroom via @drjolly http://t.co/VwXK4kMRgT”

The Power of Introverts: An Essential Understanding for Teachers

Reading this book was a healing experience that has given me a tremendous confidence boost. It has also yielded insights into myself as a teacher, …

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This research is critical to understanding how inquiry-based teachers will need to engage students. In the coming system, attitude trumps rote …

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

<b>20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning</b><p>Recently we took at look at the <b>phases of inquiry-based learning</b> through a framework, and even apps that …

Building Professional Relationships

Imagine a scenario in which all professional educators in a school are themselves learners. Work is done in partnership with colleagues in pairs, in …

Management

How To Help Difficult Students Who Act Out Due To Emotional Turmoil

By onNovember 23, 2013<p>Many difficult students behave the way they do because they’ve experienced—and often continue to experience—emotional turmoil …

10 Trends Driving the Future of Education - Getting Smart by Susan Patrick - blended learning, iNACOL, personalized learning, school and classroom design

10 Trends Driving the Future of Education was published on iNACOL.org on November, 13, 2013.<p>I am flying back from a convening in New England with …

Six Necessary Components of Effective Differentiated Instruction

Is differentiated instruction really necessary? The answer is no. Differentiated instruction is not necessary UNLESS… you want success and growth for …

Pedagogy

5 Harsh Truths Every Aspiring Leader Needs to Know - Lead Change

So Easy to Forget<p>Whether you've led teams for decades or just started in your first leadership role, if you want to be effective, there are …

Leadership

“@Ev_Giannopoulos: 5 Questions to Create a Classroom Culture of #inquiry & Student Engagement http://t.co/4RpYdrPuRm via @Primary_Ed

"growth mindset" vs. "fixed mindset" via @mdmcneff http://t.co/HGaRDAehgC” #growthmindset #edchat

An interview with Professor John Hattie

Like most Australian teachers, I first heard about Professor John Hattie’s work in an undergraduate lecture theater. Despite the caffeine buzz and …

A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work

<b>A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work</b><p>by <b>Jane Healey</b>, Ph.D.<p>A recent popular magazine asked what education will …

Education Technology

Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success

Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success <b>Availability:</b> In Stock<p>Baruti K. Kafele<p>Description<p>Baruti Kafele, author of …

Teaching