Importance of school pride with Leo Ganahl – Ferguson, MO [Podcast #005]

With the ever-increasing emphasis on accountability, data collection, and high-stakes testing the focus is often drawn away from those elements of our culture that have long made schools a central source of pride and community.  Leo Ganahl, principal at Halls Ferry Elementary in the Ferguson-Florissant School District located outside of St. Louis, has a passion for his school and his…

Formative assessment that improves student learning [Podcast #004]

Formative assessment can sometimes get a bad rap. The more we can simplify the process as teachers and remember the real purpose behind it in the first place, the more apt we are to use it on a daily basis. Which, in turn, will allow us to reap greatest benefits from this small investment of our…

Everyday miracles

We expect teachers to reach unattainable goals with inadequate resources. The miracle is this: they often do.  -Haim Ginott.

Implementing one-to-one Chromebook initiatives [Podcast #003]

During this episode we delve into the art and science of implementing a one-to-one initiative in your school.  We break down what the research says and what teachers and principals are doing to get some traction in using these new technology resources in a way that benefits student learning and builds teacher confidence.   We also have a…

Challenging the high-flyers [Podcast #001]

Each episode will look to highlight some practical and effective practices or tools that you can make your own and implement immediately.  In this debut episode, we take a look at the challenges of differentiating instruction for our most advanced learners.  This population of students is often overlooked as we focus our efforts on answering the first three PLC…

Enjoy the process

Teaching can be a grind.  Don’t forget to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the process.

Write For Us!

For educators interested in submitting original op-eds and articles on topics that affect the K-12 community, we want to hear from you!  When submitting a post, please adhere to the following guidelines: Submissions should be between 600-1000 words in length. We suggest that you avoid using bullets and subheadings, and if you must use them, keep…