Early childhood is a developmental stage highly sensitive to growth across multiple domains in ways that are interwoven and concurrent. Our instructional decisions can maximize this development by using research to identify what works best in teaching, learning, and development. We take our teaching and
Take Stock of Your Classroom Culture
by Serena Pariser
Every teacher and student want and deserve a positive classroom culture where learning can thrive. Now is a great time to check in with how your classroom culture is going. A good rule of thumb to remember is
Every day, educators strive to implement engaging and meaningful lessons that are relevant to and reflective of the lives and communities of all the students in their classrooms. We see this becoming more and more prevalent, not just in English language arts and history or
Executive Function skill training and the use of metacognitive learning strategies has become a hot topic in education. Executive functions are a group of processes that allow us to self-regulate the ways in which we interact with our environment and help us to succeed academically
It is not a secret that professional learning is often the mechanism used to build excellence in educator practice. Ensuring that the professional learning actually translates into improved student outcomes is easier said than done. Often whole school or individual professional learning plans are vague
Student engagement may be a hot topic in school staff rooms and professional learning courses, but when was the last time you heard engagement being discussed in the classroom? I’m not talking about the kind of ‘pull your socks up or else’ behavior management messages.
Les Brown has a whole host of potential issues stacked against him – poverty, special needs, adoption, yet, he served in the Ohio legislature and emerged as one of the greatest motivational speakers to ever grace a stage.
Les’s story is about learning how to
Consider how your students would answer the following questions:
During math lessons, how are your ideas about math valued?
How does learning math relate to the rest of your life, in and out of school?
Students’ responses to these questions can help gauge the sort of
The idea of leading teams with intention surfaced for me in an unexpected moment, while I was standing in a long line at the airport security. That morning, I intentionally chose slip-on shoes so no one would be waiting for me to untie my sneakers.
Three Ways that School Leaders Can Protect Teachers from Burnout
By Joseph Jones, TJ Vari, Connie Hamilton
Difficult to pinpoint and often unrecognized at first, burnout creeps in as fatigue, distraction, and even frustration. As that happens, purpose and certainty are pushed out. If teachers cannot get