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The Steps to Creating a positive school culture

The Steps to Creating a Positive School Culture

Motivation, success, and feeling valued are what drives individuals, at any level and in any profession. In the school setting, it is critically important...

Eight Types of Instructional Strategies That Improve Learning in a 21st Century World

In today’s world, with its rich and overwhelming amount of accessible information, bewildering career options, uncertainty, and change, five skill areas stand out as...

What it Means to Be a True Leader

What is true leadership? Many times, when you come across the word leader you see the word follower aligned in some way.  Leadership is...
Check out some ideas for being culturally responsive

Creating the Culturally Diverse Classroom

I’ll never forget the day that Leonardo, a high school student, asked the school photographer to “paint him white” when taking a picture of...

The Myth of Student Engagement

Each day that you enter your classroom, are you educating students? Or are you teaching at them? Do your lessons only improve their academic knowledge? Or do...

Seven Types of Projects that Foster Powerful Learning

Research projects are an important tool for both instructing students and assessing whether students have developed critical knowledge and skills for college and career...

The Deflating Effects of Grading Homework

Myron Dueck reflects on an issue he discusses in his article “The Problem with Penalties” in the March 2014 edition of Educational Leadership—why grading...

Ten Teacher Questions for Self-Reflection

Teachers: Here are ten questions to ask yourself, answer, and consider as part of a self-reflection about your teaching. Administrators: Here are ten questions to...
Addressing racism and hatred in the classroom

Resources for Addressing Racism and Hatred in the Classroom

Just getting underway, the 2017–18 school year looks to be one filled with difficult classroom conversations about current events. After the white supremacist rally...

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