Developing a Young Men’s Empowerment Program—An Excerpt from Baruti Kafele’s 2009 Bestseller

If you’re not acquainted with the work of award-winning educator and bestselling author Baruti Kafele, let me be the first to introduce you. For...

Book Giveaway: Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

In his new book, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement, brain expert and best-selling author Eric Jensen emphasizes the...

Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon Discuss Foundations of Effective Grading

Last month, ASCD released Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon. I encourage you to...

Instructional Leadership: Walking the Talk

By Tim Westerberg Of course everyone is talking and writing about the need for principals to become "instructional leaders," what with the push for all...

Eric Jensen Shares Five Rules for Engagement—Rules Unwritten Until Now

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement, the long-awaited follow-up to Eric Jensen’s best-selling book Teaching with Poverty in Mind:...

This September, Build Habits That Carry You Through the Year

By Mike Anderson The new school year is about to begin! Are you already getting butterflies? For me, one of the greatest aspects of being...

August Discount on Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference

Whether it is an informal conversation between colleagues in the teacher’s lounge or a debate between policymakers, teacher evaluation regularly finds a way into...

Book Giveaway: Closing the Attitude Gap by Baruti Kafele

For a chance to win Baruti’s book, answer his prompt in the comments section below—it’s in bold at the end of the post. All...

Allow Students to Teach Themselves—Tips from the Creator of the Results Only Learning Environment

Results-only learning eliminates traditional practices—homework, worksheets, tests, and even grades—and replaces them with student-driven, yearlong projects that enable students to sharpen and expand their...

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