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What I Plan to Do Differently This School Year

To start the school year, we wanted to check in with the community and find out what educators are planning to do...

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5 Ideas for Faculty Meetings That Can Make (Almost) Everyone Happy?

In this segment, we talk about the dreaded faculty meeting. Tune in for some proven ways to make them more...

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Education at the Crossroads: Which Direction Is Your School Heading?

Highlights from a robust #edchat discussion on teachers being change agents in an education landscape that is...

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Wicked Smart Questions: Why Do We Do Professional Development for Educators?

As we talk about how to improve professional development for educators, our guest asks a simple, but potent, question...

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Five Valuable Skills Students (and Teachers ) Learn from Blogging

In this segment we look at the new elements blogging has brought to the process of teaching reading and writing....

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Shared Decision Making In Schools: Does It Work?

What is shared decision making? Does it work? What special skills are required to effectively run a school by shared...

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Homework: All or Nothing?

The Homework debate rages on with studies that support and refute its value. Is there a compromise or is homework an...

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Professional Development: Do Teachers Learn Differently Than Students?

In this segment we explore the special learning needs of teachers and how this impacts professional development....

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Faculty Meetings: The Good, The Bad, The Better

For many, school faculty meetings are a dreaded occupational hazard. In this segment we discuss several ways we can...

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How Do We Determine What Education Innovations Are Really Effective?

We are now in an era of unprecedented innovation in education. Some of the innovations we're embracing are...

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New Teacher Retention: Why Do So Many Leave, What Can Be Done?

Around 50% of new teachers will leave the profession within the first five years. In this segment we go looking for...

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Making Time to Reflect on Your Teaching: Why It Matters

In this segment we reflect on the critical role of reflection in the process of improving your teaching practice....

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Second Thoughts: What Does "Future Ready" Really Mean?

In this segment we discuss highlights from our Twitter #edchat on the general concept of preparing students for the...

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Five Requirements for Success with Blended and Online Teaching and Learning

What are the important distinctions between face to face and online learning? What is required for success in...

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How Do We Eliminate the Us Versus Them Between Stakeholders in Education?

At times we find that adversarial relationships in education undermine our ability to do what is in the best interest...

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How Do We Encourage Reflection Among Students and Teachers?

The power and benefit of reflection in the process of learning is generally accepted, but getting students and...

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What Systemic Barriers Prevent Teachers From Being More Innovative?

In this segment we discuss the built-in restraints in our system of education that prevent educators from being...

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Five Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself and Stay Energized During the School Year

In this segment we discuss the highlights and takeaways from our #edchat discussion on how to stay energized during...

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Myths That Need to Be Exposed to Move Education Forward

In this segment we review highlights and offer commentary on the lively 12/16/13 #Edchat discussing myths in...

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How Can Teacher Observations Be More Constructive Than Punitive?

In this segment we review highlights and offer commentary on the lively #Edchat discussion on teacher observations....

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