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09/24/18

5 Tips to Reduce Any Pre-Conference Anxiety

I know that evaluation is stressful and it’s hard not to feel like being judged. Five tips to focus your pre-conference, pre-observed lesson energies.  (continue reading)
06/04/18

Wrap-Up: PLC Series 2017-2018

Here are all of the posts from the year, listed with their guiding questions, so you can easily find those that might support your professional learning this summer and into next school year.  (continue reading)
04/11/18

Battling The Blahs Part 3: When Silence is Serious

If you, like me, suffer from bouts of the Blahs, I encourage you to develop your own plan too. To take care of our students, to do our part in ensuring Leticia and other young people like her don’t fall into the Abyss, we must first stay clear of it ourselves.  (continue reading)
04/03/18

Battling The Blahs Part 2: Helping Students Manage Stress and Stagnation

Last fall, I wrote about the Blahs, a predictable time of year when I struggle with energy, motivation, and self-doubt. A friend pointed out that our students battle their own Blahs as well.  (continue reading)
03/22/18

How Do We Create a Cohesive and Nurturing Classroom Community?

Right then Kristi decided: it wasn’t projects that would change the world, it was teaching how to be an engaged and responsible member of a community.  (continue reading)
03/12/18

What if I Love My Whole-Class Novels?

I believe we can teach whole class novels in ways that increase independence, ability, and engagement. We can keep our novels, but we may need to change the way we do them.  (continue reading)
03/06/18

Building a School of Math People, One Conversation at a Time

As principals, we tend to think a lot about the big moments like staff meetings, welcome-back letters, and assemblies. But, in truth, leadership doesn’t happen in grand gestures  (continue reading)
02/12/18

Heinemann's Spring 2018 Catalog is Here! 

The wait is over — Heinemann's Spring 2018 Catalog is here! Explore 128 pages packed full with resources from some of your favorite authors.  (continue reading)
01/29/18

Write About History in Writing Workshop and Across the Day, 3-8

As students move up the grades and further in their history educations, they will be expected to write about it in increasingly sophisticated ways.  (continue reading)
01/23/18

PLC Series: Challenge Belief Systems, Align Practices

This PLC series, we're examining what it means to support a positive school culture with inclusive learning and growth opportunities.  (continue reading)

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