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....
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Five Tips To Reach Busy Parents

The most common complaint that educators have when it comes to communicating with families is that parents often ignore information supplied by educators, especially...
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How to Adjust to a Change in Administration

One of the amazing things about education is that each year we get to have a fresh start.  As we enter a new school year...

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...
What is capable support?

What is Capable Support?

I am an Instructional Coach and Reading Specialist at a large urban high school. I am also Ani’s mom. Ani is autistic and intellectually disabled.  According...
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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...

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...
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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...
The Advocacy Starter Kit

The Advocacy Starter Kit – 3 Steps Towards Empowerment

Over the past several months, I have served as an Influence Leader for ASCD. This program helps to sharpen the skills of both new...

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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...