Refresh, Recharge, and Reinvent

Refresh, Recharge, and Reinvent

June 21st, the official start of summer, has always been a special day for me.   Not only does it happen to be my birthday,...
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Twitter and Your Professional Learning Network

I was sitting at my desk in 2007 when Twitter was in its infancy and came to my attention. “What’s happening in 140 characters...
A Focus on Evidence

A Focus on Evidence of Learning Boosts Self-Actualization School-Wide

As instructional leaders, we aim for students to self-actualize, set and achieve goals, reflect on learning, become intrinsically motivated, and help peers to self-actualize....

5 Formative Assessment Tips for the New School Year

  Formative assessment is a process where students and teachers help students navigate the formative learning cycle: Where am I going? Where am I now?...
13 Resources on Gamifying Learning

13 Resources on Gamifying Learning

Gamifying lessons or adding game-based learning activities create student choice opportunities to do additional skill tasks, readings, and experiments. Learn how to add gaming...
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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...

Student Perspectives on Engagement

What approaches to teaching and learning engage students? In last week's most-clicked ASCD SmartBrief story, teacher, author, and all-around cool lady Heather Wolpert-Gawron put...

Change the Conversation from Points to Proficiency

"t's possible for individual teachers to include the core concepts of proficiency-based learning immediately," Outsanding Young Educator Brad Kuntz writes in his May Education...
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One Size Does Not Fit All

There are a lot of new dynamic approaches in the education ecosystem, and sometimes they seem to be in conflict with one another.   Some argue...

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