NASSP Trending: December 2018

According to NASSP, 81% of principals and 84% of teachers agree to the statement, “I wish I had more professional development that is tailored to my needs.” Both groups stated the need for strategies as a priority.  While “strategies” is the word used, it’s more like tactics, tips, and tricks for: Leading and motivating staff.… Continue reading NASSP Trending: December 2018

Early Childhood Math Questioning Strategies

Strategies using the What Work’s Clearinghouse practice guide Teaching Math To Young Children’s Recommendation 4, “Teach Children to View and Describe Their World Mathematically.”

Teachers should ask questions that require children to use math-related term to describe something. For example, asking, how can we find out? How many children are here today? How many snacks we need, et cetera, gives children the opportunity to communicate about a math strategy, and then to practice that strategy. Additionally, when asking open-ended… Continue reading Early Childhood Math Questioning Strategies

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School Safety Part II: Stakeholders Weigh In

In NASSP’s September issue, we convened a roundtable of principals and administrators who had dealt with active shooters on their campuses and in their communities. In this issue, we sought the input of additional stakeholders who are actively involved in school safety. Our roundtable, held in June, included Carl Fetcko, Canonsburg Police Department school resource… Continue reading School Safety Part II: Stakeholders Weigh In

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Students Always Care, It’s just…

[divider style=’full’] Hal Bowman is a consultant, speaker, and creator of the “Teach Like A Rockstar” workshop, “Hal Bowman’s Be The One” program, and ardent shaper of school cultures. [divider style=’full’] Some kids act like they don’t care. Others will straight up tell you they don’t care. Everyone has kids in class who say they… Continue reading Students Always Care, It’s just…

Marzano Research | Leading High Reliability Schools Webinar

How do educators build High-Reliability Schools (HRS) and boost academic achievement? By implementing interdependent systems of operation and performance assessment for student-centered learning. Marzano Research is creating “levels of reliability” ratings for schools. They are: Level 1 addresses the day-to-day operation of a school: What are the rules? How do we work together to make… Continue reading Marzano Research | Leading High Reliability Schools Webinar

Teacher’s Toolkit for Data, Instructional Strategies, and Reflection

ies.ed.gov – Print Page Instructional improvement cycle: A teacher’s toolkit for collecting and analyzing data on instructional strategies Region: Central Description: This toolkit, developed by REL Central in co… RT @audrafranklin: #Teachers: Check out this toolkit from @RELCentral @MarzanoResearch, “Instructional Improvement Cycle: A Teacher’s Toolkit for Collecting and Analyzing Data on Instructional Strategies” (2015): https://t.co/vAe16lBH8e.… Continue reading Teacher’s Toolkit for Data, Instructional Strategies, and Reflection

The 3 Misconceptions of Collaboration

A guiding coalition is formed, teachers are placed in collaborative teams, and the work begins. What could go wrong? Unfortunately, what often plays out is that the renewed enthusiasm is quickly eroded because educators charged with implementing the PLC process succumb to the misconceptions of collaboration. 1. Misconception: All Teachers Want To Collaborate 2. Misconception: Teachers… Continue reading The 3 Misconceptions of Collaboration

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12 Ways Teachers Can Build their Own Resilience

Listen to my interview with Elena Aguilar (transcript): Sponsored by mysimpleshow and Screencast-O-Matic This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   When talking about a profession that loses 50 percent of its workforce in… Continue reading 12 Ways Teachers Can Build their Own Resilience