Join Corwin in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage and those who have influenced and shaped our communities, lives, and culture. The past couple of years has put on display the inequalities members of the AAPI community face. AAPI Heritage Month serves as a
Join Corwin in celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month and those who have influenced and shaped American communities, life, and culture for over 350 years. It is important we honor and celebrate our Jewish American neighbors while understanding the fight against religious and racial persecution in
As May comes to a close, we’d like to acknowledge that it is Mental Health Awareness Month. We know that it’s not only students who need urgent mental health support—with teacher burnout and mental health crises on the rise, it is critical that students and
Marzano’s (2011) insightful article, ‘It’s How You Use a Strategy’ has resonated with me since I read it years ago. It’s one of those ‘nuggets’ that as a facilitator of professional learning, I use regularly in my work in the field with teachers and school
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It is the nearing end of the school year and everyone is exhausted. Some students have already “checked out” and others are just putting the time in until that last
It happened pretty fast. Almost without warning, two students were at a breaking point. In this case, it started when Samantha and Ariel traded mean comments on social media late in the evening. The next day, their hostility seeped into the classroom. They stared each
Our education system has a hoarding problem.
Have you ever watched one of those television shows on hoarding and judged the person on the screen? It can be hard to understand how they find so much value in things they rarely or never use. However,
Navigating the Chaos—Hope is Changing Fake Work into Real Work.
Coming out of the chaos of the last two years, educators are spinning. Now is the time to find common purpose, to align teams to work, and to ensure every team member is working on the
As educators, we often wear many hats to support our students. Coach. Mentor. Counselor. Cheerleader. Guide. The relationships we build and nurture have the power to transform a kid's life. Teachers make a difference. So, we balance many roles to provide holistic care for each
“Know thy impact.”
This maxim by Dr. John Hattie has stayed with me since I read his seminal resource Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning (Routledge, 2012). It continues to surface as, too often, the teacher-to-student influence is not clear. This lack of clarity