Good Teaching Translates into Any Language

Good Teaching Translates into Any Language

I recently had the good fortune to be invited to present at the Hawker Brownlow Education Thinking & Learning Conference in Melbourne, Australia. I had never been to the Eastern Hemisphere before, but at least the language would be familiar to me so I...

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Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools

Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools

The importance of collaboration in general has been prominent in the literature since the 1970s, and the concept of a professional learning community (PLC) in particular has been prevalent since at least the 1990s. Schools and districts claim to be...

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Identifying When to Collaborate on Decisions

Identifying When to Collaborate on Decisions

Based on Leading a High Reliability SchoolA key aspect of leading a high reliability school is to put formal structures in place that clearly invite teachers to participate in specific aspects of decision-making for the school. In fact, when specific...

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Advocating for the Gifted

Advocating for the Gifted

What exactly does a "gifted coordinator" do?As a gifted coordinator, I get asked a lot of questions. Curiously, the question I probably get asked the most is not what great things are you doing, how can I be involved, or what way do we best reach our...

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