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In the counseling world, the therapeutic alliance is a term we use to describe the unwritten contract between a patient and a therapist with regard to working towards a common goal. But in the real world, we just say “we’re getting to know one other.” No matter how you phrase it,

Teaching Methods

Teacher clarity is the precursor to student engagement. Professor John Hattie, author of Visible Learning, who compiled 500,000+ studies on student achievement, ranked teacher clarity

Anything easily attained is cheaply held. – Debbie Silver One of the most compelling motivators for students is when they work hard towards a goal and

The beginning of the new school year offers equal doses of excitement, tempered with a bit of trepidation. “I can’t wait to meet new people!”

Professional Learning

Students are profoundly influenced by the messages they get from the significant people in their lives about their ability to learn. Many low-confidence, underperforming students—often

School has begun and Summer is finally at our backs. If you’re a leader, however you spent the Summer months—at conferences, attending workshops, reading, relaxing,

Over the past few years, Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado, has started a journey to focus on the learning of all students by