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The Learning Illusion

I have vivid memories of attending math class during my freshmen year of high school. Not because the class was particularly interesting, or because I had an affinity for numbers,...
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An iPhone in a Snowbank

The evening before leaving for vacation, my daughter unknowingly dropped her iPhone into the freshly falling snow near a friend’s driveway. For those of you who weren’t hit by the...
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Are Teachers Being Driven Away?

Teachers are being driven out of the classroom. Ever since 2012, teacher turnover has been skyrocketing. Half of all teachers leave the profession within five years. Schools are scrambling to...
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The Proof is in The Fire

We hear a lot about the need for educators to be passionate. Teachers must bring passion to their lessons, be passionate about their students, inspire passion in their classrooms, etc....
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Handling the Holiday Stress

The holidays are always stressful. Sure, the lights, music, and celebration can be fun, but there’s no denying it also takes a toll. For educators, it’s even worse. The atmosphere...
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Kindness Matters

If you were asked to summarize what it means to be successful, what would you say? If you asked this same question to a child, what would their answer be?...
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Who Asks More Questions? Anyone? Anyone?

There’s an infamous scene in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where a bland, monotoned teacher tries to explain a piece of American history to an almost comatose classroom of...
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Teaching SEL, One Story at a Time

Social-emotional learning is quickly becoming one of the most important and difficult subjects in modern education. This isn’t all that surprising when you consider why. Whether your students hope to...
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