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3 Ways to Procrastinate Lesson Planning

Teachers, I have your attention right? I’m not talking about waiting until Sunday night to figure out what you’re doing this week. I am proposing a strategic mindset that will make your instruction more malleable, meaningful, and thought provoking. There is value (backed up via research and evidence) in daily Read more…

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3 Ways to Lay Instructional Flooring

Collaboratively written by Nathan Lang and Chris Weber.  One afternoon, the Jones’s came home to find that their refrigerator had leaked water and consequently damaged a piece of hardwood flooring directly next to the refrigerator. They called a contractor to come and look at the blemished plank of flooring. The Read more…

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Changing This Double Standard

Every great teacher has become a master of modifying their instruction, many times “on the spot” based on new data, evidence, and circumstances. Matter of fact, we often judge a teacher’s flexibility to change seamlessly and without hesitation as a quality to be admired and embodied by all teachers. And Read more…

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5 Words to Stop Using Now

You’re asked a difficult question. “That’s above my pay grade.” Bold action needs to be taken. “That’s above my pay grade.” A challenge presents itself to you. “That’s above my pay grade.” An opportunity presents itself to you. “That’s above my pay grade.” Those 5 words keep the world from Read more…

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Tired of Problems? Stop Solving Them. 

Finding solutions to problems shouldn’t be easy. It’s a bittersweet paradox of frustration, stress, and mentally and emotionally draining work paired with the thrill of excitement, inspiration, courage, and satisfaction that comes with success. Oftentimes, leaders think they lead by removing barriers and obstacles for their teammates. They claim, “I’m Read more…

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