Helpful Tips for Principals

Helpful Tips for Principals

A teacher can reach 20 to 30 students in a class period. A principal can impact the lives of up to a few thousand students during a school year. The classroom teacher has the greatest effect on student learning, but school leadership is second only to classroom...
Beating Decision Fatigue with Lesson Planning and Routines

Beating Decision Fatigue with Lesson Planning and Routines

Do you know how many decisions you’ve made so far today? Think about the moment you woke up to the moment where you are now: many decisions lay in the wake of that brief timeline. By some estimates, the average adult makes as many as 35,000 decisions in a single day....
Developing Soft Skills to Complement Academics

Developing Soft Skills to Complement Academics

Chances are that when you were in school, education revolved around filling your head with facts and an array of general information on subjects ranging from mathematical equations to American literature. Although this was the path toward success in the past, it’s no...
Supporting Kids at Home to Do Their Best and Be Their Best

Supporting Kids at Home to Do Their Best and Be Their Best

Although a parent’s role in their children’s learning evolves as kids grow, one thing remains constant: you are your children’s learning models. Your attitudes about education can inspire theirs and show them how to take charge of their own educational journey. You...
The Benefits (and Some Pitfalls) of Project-Based Learning

The Benefits (and Some Pitfalls) of Project-Based Learning

Adults live in a world of projects, and with the myriad problems that accompany both work and life, people are often collaborating in various social contexts to get things sorted out. This system of cooperation and investigation of strategies and resolutions is the...
Did You Get All That? Showing Evidence of Learning

Did You Get All That? Showing Evidence of Learning

Are you lucky enough to be an educator? Those who teach know the drill. It’s the end of the week. You’ve spent hours perfecting your unit lessons, have relayed them to your students with all your effort and pride, like the Olympic torch traveling from hand to hand as...
Preventing the Perfectionism Habit

Preventing the Perfectionism Habit

Do you set high expectations for yourself and others? And how often do you feel you meet these expectations? How often do you feel others meet them? Of course, having high standards are both good and necessary to a productive life. But if you find yourself or others...
Busting Boredom in the Classroom

Busting Boredom in the Classroom

Let’s face it: sometimes, the world of academia can be, well, boring. And while the classroom isn’t the first place most people think of when talking about fun, it’s an excellent place for stretching those creative muscles and for exploring critical thinking in...
Helping Introverts Thrive in the Classroom

Helping Introverts Thrive in the Classroom

In the U.S., where one-third of the population identifies as introverts, it’s safe to say that you’ve got more than one in your classroom. But in this extrovert-optimized world, where being social and outgoing are highly prized and often rewarded, it can feel shameful...
Making Memories That Translate into Deeper Learning

Making Memories That Translate into Deeper Learning

What are some moments that stand out to you from school? Are they moments from sports teams or club activities? Engaging debates or a school science fair? What do you think makes them particularly memorable to you? Chances are they touched on something emotionally...

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