Competency-Based Learning: How to Build a Culture of Self-Assessment (and Get Students On Board)

    When I coach teachers and leaders and we come to the phrase “self-assessment,” I often get some pushback. “Students won’t be able to self-assess[...]
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    Facing Your Inner Obstacle: Taking the First Step Toward Trying Something New In Your Classroom

    During my first coaching session with Chrissy, a special education teacher, she told me her big idea: to create empowerment binders for her students.[...]
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    Setting the Stage for Self-Awareness and Self-Management: 8 Keys to Making Reflection and Growth Part of Your Classroom Culture

    Self-awareness and self-management are key components of social-emotional learning (SEL). But how can we cultivate them in our classrooms? What are[...]
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    Encouraging Education Leaders to Help Teachers to Get Curious About Behavior

    “I often urge noneducators to ponder the versatility and resilience that have been asked of teachers during the pandemic. Just think about all that’s[...]
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    Striving For Excellence: Why We Chose Coaching with BetterLesson

    At the Yeshivah of Flatbush, just as we believe in empowering students, we also believe in empowering teachers. Teachers should be able to select[...]
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    My Mindfulness Journey: Implementing Mindfulness in the Classroom

    Mindfulness, as defined by Mindful Schools, is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, right now. But why is it important? And[...]
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    Time to Build Morale: Five Ways that Time Can Support Teachers’ Well-being

    Just as teachers carefully consider the ways in which they want students to use their time in the classroom, leaders must regularly reflect on the[...]
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    An Action Plan for Closing Gaps and Accelerating Growth

    Unfinished learning is high on teachers’ priority lists this school year. But in bringing students up to speed, maintaining depth over coverage is[...]
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    8 Simple Ways Data Can Be Used to Personalize Instruction

    Technology has given us access to more data than ever. How can we sort through all of our formative assessment data and turn it into actionable steps[...]
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    Learning in the Same Ways We Teach: 10 Tips for Designing Professional Development

    Designing professional learning support for educators can be challenging during the best of times: so many opportunities exist and the topics and[...]
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