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End Your Fixation on Tech Tools

Originally featured in the “Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology” series. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag. One of the most exciting trends in education today is the integration of technology to enhance instruction and learning. Schools have only scratched the surface when it 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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Assessments: Left Behind

Written by Nathan Lang and Jeff Veal, co-founders of LeadUpNow and #LeadUpChat We can’t argue that there is a movement to change the landscape of education. Just google search differentiated instruction, authentic learning, or project based learning and you’ll get a plethora of search results. Blogs, models, theories, strategies, challenges and Read more…