Professional Development

“Empower” is Not a Bad Word

Brady Venables shared this post, “Don’t ’empower’ Anybody”, and in it, the author (Claire Lew)refers to her own company and her disdain for the word. …

Leadership

How a Principal Training Model in Jordan is Transforming Instruction

« Problems With Unruly Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That | Main<p>| No comments<p>By Paul Freeman, Kelly Lyman, Bryan Luizzi, Howard Thiery, …

Education

I want to put coaching at the heart of my work – how can I do that?

I’m wondering if I should set up as an independent coach or whether it would be better to join a company<p><b>Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming</b> <b>Dear Jeremy</b> <b>advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the</b> …

April 24

Students Don't Always Trust Us, And That's a School Climate Issue

« Why Differentiation Misses the Mark for Gifted Students | Main<p>It's not just Houston where we have a problem...<p>It's clear from watching the news or …

Education

Successful Leaders Develop Their Expertise Through Daily Practice

« Why Schools Build Business and Higher Ed. Partnerships | Main<p>| No comments<p>Leadership, like life, is a journey best taken along with a healthy dose …

Leadership

Literacy Lenses

by Mary Howard<p>On 4/20/17 #G2Great was honored to open our welcome door to guest hosts Dorothy Barnhouse and Vicki Vinton as we explored their …

Education

Using Student Feedback to (Actually) Drive Change

<i>By Sachi Takahashi-Rial</i><p>What if your grade school principal had asked you and your fellow students directly for your feedback? And what if that …

Education

Too good for your job? Here are 4 ways to improve your attitude and your situation

Since doing a job that doesn't use your skills and talents can feel frustrating, overqualified employees are often bored and already shopping around. …

Employment

Playing Is Not Coaching: Why So Many Sporting Greats Struggle As Coaches

In top-level sport, success is the overwhelming criterion for judging coaches. In professional sport, team owners, directors and fans clearly value …

Coaching

How to find or become a mentor in addiction

Finding Rewards in Mentorship – How Teens and Addicts Can Benefit Most<p>By Jessica Kantor<p>On a daily basis, the average life is filled with confusion, …

Leadership

How to Find a Graphic Design Mentor & Improve As a Designer

<i>by Alec McGuffey</i><p>Whether you’re just getting started in the design field or have been a practicing creative for years, there’s no denying that finding …

Graphic Design

CEO -how to prepare a speech to open a strategy workshop

As a CEO, you are expected to deliver the opening address at your organization's strategic planning workshop or retreat. The speech, which sets the …

CEOs

Online SUP Coaching: A New Phenom in SUP Instruction

If you’ve ever felt like you hit a plateau as a paddler–most of us have been there–it can be a frustrating experience. No matter what you do, the …

Paddleboarding

Calumet school board spent $34K on conferences in past year, records show

Calumet School District 132, a 97 percent low-income district in Calumet Park, has spent more than $34,000 in the past year on conferences for board members, according to a Daily Southtown analysis of district financial records.<p>Between April 2016 and March 2017, the seven-member school board spent …

Education

An Administrator's Guide to the Best Teacher Interview Questions

Making a hire who doesn’t work out well is all part of learning and growing as a school administrator. The candidate may have looked perfect on …

Career Development

How Relationships Drive School Improvement—And Actionable Data Foster Strong Relationships

<i>Our guest authors today are Elaine Allensworth, Molly Gordon and Lucinda Fickel. Allensworth is Lewis-Sebring Director of the University of Chicago</i> …

Education

The Role of the Teacher in High-Quality PBL

<i>By Michelle Berkeley</i><p>How exactly is an effective project-based learning (PBL) teacher different from a non-PBL teacher? How is the practice and …

Why Schools Build Business and Higher Ed Partnerships

« Leaders, We Can Interrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline | Main<p>| No comments<p>One of the facets 21st century schools have in common is partnerships …

Education

True Confession From Former School Principals

« Bring Your Best Evidence Forward to Show Professional Learning's Worth | Main<p><b>By Susan Silva and Stephanie McBride</b><p>If we only knew then what we know …

Education

7 Actively Engaging Ways of Developing Critical Thinking Skills

We talk to many educators in our travels. Everywhere we go, we ask what they feel are the most important skills for modern learners. Teachers, school …

Critical Thinking

How to Be a Good Mentor

There is no simple definition for what makes a good mentor, nor a single guide for becoming one. Mentors can be bosses, colleagues, teachers, peers, …

Mentoring

Transforming Teen Services: Getting Teens Passionate about Civics (It Can Happen!)

image sourceAs democratic strongholds, libraries are open to all, serving as a space for community engagement, open discussion, and intellectual …

Teens

Practice Makes Improvement

We’re familiar with the saying “Practice makes perfect,” and during this time of year, in particular, I enjoy taking the time to reflect on my …

Pedagogy

A Coaching Strategy: Build Professional Relationships

« Teaching Math: Reasoning About Addition (Video) | Main<p>Joshua Parker, an instructional coach at Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in …

Education

8 Skills For Learning And Development Professionals To Future Proof Your Career

Essential Skills For Learning And Development Professionals That Will Help You Future Proof Your Career<p>From the rise of AI, the gig economy, and …

Design Thinking

Five Tips for Overcoming Self-Doubt

Some self-disclosure here—I’m a rather sensitive person and I often tend towards self-doubt, thinking something is my fault if it doesn’t go well and …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Support New Teachers

New teachers are the lifeblood of schools and districts. It is vital that new teachers are supported and nurtured so that they stay in the …

Education

Math Teachers Need Better Professional Development. Here’s a Personalized Approach.

When I was serving 18,000 students as the K-12 Math Curriculum Coordinator for the Parkway School District in suburban St. Louis, I wore many …

Education

How to Become a Professional Teacher

Working with professionals is always so satisfying in any field. Professional people have the full on knowledge of their subject. Their knowledge, …

Education

Put Your Hands Up If You Like Staff Meetings? via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 4 minutes.<p>Do you jump for joy when a staff meeting is cancelled?<p>In your next staff meeting, ask how many people enjoy staff meetings. …

Leadership