Interviewing for the Principalship: Nine Possible Questions

Written by Bill Sterrett As I work with aspiring administrators, I often am asked about potential interview questions that might be asked during the hiring...
7 Characteristics of Effective Education Leaders

7 Characteristics of Effective Education Leaders

Who in the last twenty years in the world of successful business leaders has truly embodied the idea of leadership better than Steve Jobs?...
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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...

Strengthen Newspaper Literacy with this Sample Teaching Strategy

Why are social studies texts so difficult to read? Five pages into Building Literacy in Social Studies: Strategies for Improving Comprehension and Critical Thinking...

Making These 4 SEL Strategies Work in Your Classroom

Recently there’s been a rise of interest in the need to include Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into the curriculum. This is no surprise due...

Tips for Configuring Your Classroom for Differentiation

In this video from the PD Online course Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment That Supports Learning, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers tips for setting up...

Away from Reprimands, Toward Self-Regulation

Albert Bandura (1986) was not satisfied with what he saw as a simplistic view of learning, based totally on the environment and that which...

Writing and STEM: A Crucial Combination

When we think about what a scientist or a mathematician looks like, we rarely see a pen or pencil in hand composing a report...

Actively Reading Textbooks

 Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review -- better known as SQ3R -- is a strategy for active reading comprehension. It is particularly useful for textbook chapters, magazine,...

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A Better Interview Process

Hiring the right staff in education can be daunting. Here are some tips for conquering the challenge.

Should students handwrite or type notes in class? Studies offer conflicting recommendations

Students retain more information when they take notes by hand instead of typing them on a laptop. At least that’s according to one widely cited study published in the journal of Psychological Science. But a new EdSurge article raises issue with those...

Use focus to tackle the leadership learning curve

By Rachael George, Kourtney Ferrua, and Kate Barker *This is the second in a series of four posts on navigating the leadership learning curve. Find...