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Writing to Change the World: Finding Focus and Meaning

When in the writing process do writers figure out a focus and decide on the point they want their writing to make?  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 11, 2018 2:00:02 PM

A Principal's Role in Building School Community

How can principals take on the role of instructional leader to build and lead the school community?  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jun 11, 2018 7:03:00 AM

Changing Visions for Your Classroom

One of the biggest balancing acts of teaching is finding ways to be flexible in the often inflexible context in which you've found yourself.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 5, 2018 6:58:00 AM

Can We Teach Engagement?

Our ideas about engagement were for formed in early childhood by our parents, and have been solidified by what our teachers did to 'motivate' us. In classrooms now, many of these old notions are concretized by what our colleagues believe about motivation and engagement.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 1, 2018 11:48:44 AM

End of Year Reflection with Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle

In this video, Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle, coauthors of 180 Days, reflect back on the past year; what they got to, what they didn't, what they wished they had more time for, and most importantly, what went well.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 1, 2018 7:56:00 AM

Finding Writing Topics Your Students Love

In this video, Allison & Rebekah explain how simple it can be to get the creative juices flowing with inspiration from 'analysis in the wild'.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 31, 2018 10:57:27 AM

Keeping the Focus on the Kids

If we want kids to learn to comprehend others' identities and perspectives, those identities and perspectives must be shared. To do this productively while also maintaining a safe environment for our kids, we may need to modify our approach.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 28, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Book Talk Live With Ellin Oliver Keene

Welcome to our Book Talk Live with Ellin Oliver Keene, author of Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 25, 2018 10:18:07 AM

How Should Principals Search for Areas of Growth?

In this video, author Tom Marshall shares sample conversations and the questions he asks as he walks through his school in search of improvement.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 8, 2018 6:24:00 AM

Online Resources for 180 Days

Take a virtual tour of the online resources that accompany 180 Days with Penny Kittle as your guide!  (continue reading)
Steph George May 7, 2018 8:09:00 AM

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