learning mindset

How to Begin to Turn Around Reluctant Learners

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Reluctant learners have been a staple of school life since the earliest teachers and their students huddled around fires in smoky caves long ago. Popular culture abounds with images such as students staring dreamily out a classroom window, feeding their homework to the dog, and playing truant. All of us have been reluctant learners at […]

Accountability: 26 Days of Learning Leadership

Twenty years ago. Twenty years ago, I set foot in my first classroom. I remember it like it was yesterday. And just as much, I can vividly recall the high level of accountability I had. For myself. As a new teacher, I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. Every. Detail. Mattered. The […]

Classroom Conversations: Architect Your Learning

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We all know the familiar adage, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he eats for his whole life.” We also know that it’s essential that students learn-to-learn so that they become successful lifelong learners. This is critical to living well in […]