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What Best Describes Your Teaching Style?

What best describes your teaching style – your philosophy – your priority? When people walk into your classroom, does your classroom reflect your professional identity?  Do you have a “teaching coat?”  … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Power of the “T”

Great words that describe a great profession – Go Teachers!  tlb Source Source

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Student Engagement

The key to student engagement is simple. It is about knowing our students “beyond the surface level.” Let’s design learning environments that give teachers a chance to really know their … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deeper Thinking

Let’s take the challenge out of rigor and put more emphasis on what it takes to create a (healthy) rigorous learning community that focuses on deeper thinking, thoroughness, and care. … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Rewards of Teaching

January 7, 2014 · 1 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

Getting Back to Dewey

Grant Lichtman’s Denver TED Talk gives practical reasons why many schools continue to miss the bar when it comes to truly educating students for what Grant calls “timeless life skills.” … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nike’s “Just Do It!”

For many, these words will forever be tied to a marketing campaign launched by major sporting giant, Nike. In the field of education, these three simple words are used to … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read This Now: Saving Education

Creativity expert, Sir Ken Robinson, is back. In his May 2013 TED Talk, Robinson delves into how best to help save education. Ken Robinson gives several clear reasons education lives … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 1 Comment