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Teaching Is Just Not What It Used to Be

“Teaching is just not what it used to be.”  I translate this to mean… -Teaching now requires more work -Teaching now requires less control -Teaching now requires higher accountability These 3 statements encompass most of the complaints we hear today: longer hours, working in the summer, too many mandates, too 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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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…