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Inspiring Educators Who Inspire Future Leaders

Every Child

Happy spring! It has been a long winter season but as winter turns into spring, I hope every educator develops a renewed determination to create spacing where every child is … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Get Started With Differentiation

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

21st Century Learning: How Has Tutoring Changed?

What is the role of the traditional tutor? This question was raised during a luncheon that I attended recently with other school leaders looking for traditional as well as non-traditional … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Summer Planning: 3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners

Like you, I strive to provide differentiated instruction for all of my students. When asked how to plan for diverse learners, my best advice to new and aspiring teachers is … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Putting Students First

What a great way to start the New Year – focusing on making education better by putting students first. Like so many of my peers in education, we constantly struggle … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Question of Homework: What is Right for Every Child?

Question of Homework: What is Right for Every Child? Journalist and author, Annie Murphy Paul, once again delivers a great article this time discussing the merits of homework and when it … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The “Re-invention” of Education

If you are a regular visitor to my blog (or following it I hope), you know two very important things about me: I love using video as a teaching tool … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read This Now! Creative Technology

Each week, I’d like to use principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with.  In this week’s Read This Now! entry, I would like to share an … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Build Grit in Kids?

What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.  “Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Predicting Future Success for Children

Is Spatial Ability a Predictor of Future Success in Technology, Math, and Science? A recent study published in the journal Psychological Science has opened the door, once again, for educators to … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment