Growth, not gotcha

Jose- I recently received an email from the Center for Teaching Quality with a link to five videos. When I clicked I found an example of how our…


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Teaching tip: Students who need extra attention

It has been said that we now live in an "attention economy," where attention is one of the most valuable things we have. This is certainly true in…


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These are OUR kids [SLIDE]

Some of the most exciting work that I've ever done in my professional career was on the first professional learning team that I was ever a part of.…


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What's working: "Speed socializing" in advisory

This is part of an ongoing series of "What's Working" posts that highlight something good in education at any level (policy, school, classroom). As…


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Good news–studying the teaching brain!

I recently "met" (virtually) Harvard Docotoral candidate, Vanessa Rodriguez, who is doing some fascinating research on the "teaching brain."  She…


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Governor Walker does a 180 on unions

I couldn't help but smile when I read this morning about the support that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is giving to union workers. Governor…


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The no box

Jose – Thanks for the back to back posts. Both got me thinking. I am going to respond to at least one. Maybe two. We’ll see. About being wrong. At…


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Stuffing kids with content [SLIDE]

Not a ton of time to write tonight, y'all.  I spent it being a bit creative. Hope you dig this: (download slide and view original image credit on…


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Other ways to tell a student they’re wrong without using the word “wrong”

Hey John, Last week, Edutopia published an article I wrote about building a trusting environment in the classroom, and the idea most people…


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Let's have more conversations about what works

In my previous post, Teaching tip: Learn from the positive, I wrote about the benefit of teachers taking time to celebrate and learn from something…


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