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Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too

Pushing our students to adopt a growth mindset is an easy call. Adopting one ourselves is harder. For a teacher, it’s pretty easy to focus on improving students—that’s our job, right? So when I learned about Carol Dweck’s theory of … Continue reading

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Dear New Teachers, 10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Your First Year Teaching

Here are some suggestions to help you have a fantastic first year in the classroom. 1. Build Community Your relationships with others will keep you strong, and they might be the key to fueling your energy to persist through challenges. … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Get Rid of Education’s Sacred Cows

Education Needs More Questioning Practitioners It used to be that when I attended events with people outside the education tribe and told them what I did for a living, they would smile and say something like, “Education, that’s such an … Continue reading

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The 13 Things Parents and Teachers Must Talk About

Nothing changes you like perspective. As young teachers, we often do so many things wrong. As parents, we also do things wrong but we have a different perspective and a different role to play. In the end, when it comes to any student, … Continue reading

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Speak Up Surveys Open Next Week. Register your School now!

Speak Up News, October 2014 In this newsletter, you will find information regarding… Speak Up 2014 launches next Monday! Register today, surveys are available October 6th- December 19th, 2014 Register as your school or district’s primary contact: Stay up to … Continue reading

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To Close the Achievement Gap, We Need to Close the Teaching Gap

For years now, educators have looked to international tests as a yardstick to measure how well U.S. students are learning 21st-century skills compared to their peers. The answer has been: not so well. The U.S. has been falling further behind … Continue reading

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At #ISTE2014, Process Over Product Prevails

If you listen closely to the conversations taking place at ISTE2014, you will hear educators talking about BYOD, 1:1 initiatives, maker education, and more. But whether in a formal session or a chance meeting in a corridor at the Georgia … Continue reading

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