Curriculum Development: What Would Tyler Do?

 “The ultimate validation of a curriculum lies in its results; that is, did it help students achieve the desired outcomes?” Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe Schooling...

The Seven Cs of Effective Teaching

I recently attended an educational assessment conference in which Ronald Ferguson from the Harvard Kennedy School was the keynote speaker. He is an educational...

STEM, STEAM, and PBL

STEM education—the focus on science, technology, engineering, and math—is rapidly becoming a national priority. Having helped start several successful STEM schools, I like the...

Practice Makes Perfect

Earlier this week I was engaged in a spirited discussion with a colleague on the topic of science education.  As with any discussion where...

Conducting Post Observation Conferences? Learn From My Mistakes

I welcomed Laura into my office and offered her a seat at the small conference table across from my desk. I sat down next...

Seven Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for English Learners

Here are seven key strategies that my co-author Debbie Zacarian and I believe should be used by classroom and subject area teachers to differentiate...

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...

Seven Myths About Rigor

Unfortunately, over the years the term rigorous has accumulated a lot of baggage. The following are seven myths about Rigor. Myth One:  If you have...

Eight Questions Educators Should Ask About Curriculum

Eight Questions Educators Should Ask About Curriculum provides educators with a starting point.  Curriculum development without reflection and renewal is not in the best...

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How to build a meaningful relationship with your school board

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Three teaching mindsets to let go of in 2020

By Chase Mielke It’s 2020. There's no doubt that your lives and newsfeeds are filled with proclamations of “New...