It had been a long day. As an administrator, it was one of those days where you feel that hypothetical fires were purposefully being set to test your patience and commitment as a leader.
Despite the challenges, a support staff and I had to conduct a
The concept of “wait time” isn’t anything new to educators. Every year, new teachers have to get used to suppressing that urge they feel to fill silence in their classrooms so that their students have quiet processing time. We know students need wait time to
It’s often not what we’re doing, but why we’re doing it that matters. Technology is an ever-present reality in our lives and, most importantly, in the lives of our students. We know that computer science and technology are the fastest growing job markets, and
John Hattie’s research over the past few decades has provided educators with some tremendous insight on what truly impacts students’ learning. Basically, anything that is at or above an effect size of .40 has been found to greatly enhance the learning environment for students. Going
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mentions the phrase “Universal Design for Learning” (UDL) four times, citing it as a way of ensuring students’ civil rights, and stating that schools should “use technology, consistent with the principles of universal design for learning, to support the
Outside of school, most people apply learning across disciplines, scenarios, and experiences. For a majority of our lives as students, we are taught in a system that creates blocks of time for learning specific content, much like the factory model of production. However, learning should
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We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else.
- President Obama, 2nd inaugural address
Ensuring educational equity is imperative; some would say it is even a moral obligation. Whether minority
"It’s up in the Cloud" is a common refrain we hear in our lives today. From our emails, to our photos, and don’t forget our documents - much of our teaching world now lives online. Let’s take a quick look at three ways you can get most
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Many of the schools I work with are riding the personalized learning wave. In fact, in response to a recent question in one of my districts, “Yes, this is probably the most common education trend I’m asked to work on in