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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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Trouble with Tech? How to get all on board.

This post was co-written by Weston Kieschnick and Nathan Lang. We know educators will implement change with fidelity only when they believe wholeheartedly in the change. When it comes to technology in the classroom, let’s consider a typical implementation cycle. For our example, let’s call this new technology “Thingamajig 2.0″ Read more…

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Should We Challenge Bloom’s?

Scaffolding, standards vs skills, Webb’s, and Bloom’s… If you’re an educator you’re somewhat familiar with this jargon as it relates to how learners think. Most educators do not challenge the fundamental constructivist concepts of cognitive scaffolding. Essentially, the theorists tell us that all learners will pass through a set pathway Read more…

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When The Chain Falls Off…

My chain fell off the other day. If you’ve ever owned a bike, you know exactly what that means, and I’ve reminded you of some evil thoughts you’ve had toward that chain. When the chain falls off, you can’t ignore it. The bike won’t ride until it’s back on.  Simplistically, Read more…