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Jessica Cuthbertson

December 31, 2015

3 Edu-Resolutions for New Teachers In The New Year

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Explore these three practices to help you remove (or at least reduce) the number of tasks on your plate: 1) Less grading and more real-time feedback, 2) Set limits -- and stick to them, and 3) Just say no (at least occasionally). I hope these edu-resolutions help minimize stress and create small pockets of time to reflect, reenergize, and reignite your passion for teaching and learning this year.

 

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Marcia Powell

November 27, 2015

A Tale of Two Coaches

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I had an interesting conversation with a young professional recently, and it centered around what was best for the kids in the classroom with a difficult situation with a student who, let's say "boldly expresses herself."  The topics of punishment, logical consequences, and the value of content were raised.  I resisted the temptation to tell her my vision of the 'right answer' and shared this story, based on my own real experience, instead.  

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Jessica Cuthbertson

November 23, 2015

Say This, Not That: How Our Words Elevate (or Denigrate) the Profession

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Whether we like it or not, teaching is a public profession. What we say (and how we say it) matters. Principals, parents, colleagues, and students are listening and watching. Our language can be used as a lever to communicate the very real challenges we face while still upholding professionalism. Check out this, "Say This...Not That," list of common phrases and share your own solutions-oriented sentence frames for elevating the profession.

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