It Will Be There When You Return: A Guide to Taking Vacation Days20200715161807

It Will Be There When You Return: A Guide to Taking Vacation Days

All too often I run across colleagues who are supposed to be on vacation but are often still working. How do I know they are working? Because they are...
A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part One20200715161220

A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part One

Getting teachers to adopt new practices with technology isn’t easy, and (despite what many people think) it isn’t because of age or how savvy they are...
A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part Two20200715160912

A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part Two

As we said before, getting teachers to adopt new practices with technology isn’t easy. In our first installment, we provided some tips to ke...
5 Reasons Your School Needs a Data Warehouse20200715155958

5 Reasons Your School Needs a Data Warehouse

What do you think of when you hear the word data? Do you envision numbers rapidly scrolling on a computer screen like in The Matrix? Or of s...
One Size Doesn’t Fit All!20200715153927

One Size Doesn’t Fit All!

It used to be, “One size fits all,” then, “One size fits most.” Finally, Burger King announced, “You can have it your way,” and the floodgates blew wi...
Teaching Without Fear20200715153556

Teaching Without Fear

The bell rings, and as I stand in front of the class on my first day of teaching, I remember having two very distinct and paralyzing feelings...I’m te...
Are You Modeling the “Ask 3” Approach?20200715153235

Are You Modeling the “Ask 3” Approach?

Have you ever heard (or used) the phrase, “Ask three, then me”?  I heard other teachers use it with their students when I started teaching four y...
Choosing the Best Phone System for Your District20200715152938

Choosing the Best Phone System for Your District

Choosing a phone system that fits the needs of your district can be tough. How do you know which phone system will work best for your staff,...
Gut Feelings vs. Data-Driven Decisions20200715152423

Gut Feelings vs. Data-Driven Decisions

Do you ever make decisions based on “gut feeling”? Can you tell within minutes of meeting someone whether you like them or you don’t?  Are you a ...
Celebrating Student Success With Student Original Work20200715152025

Celebrating Student Success With Student Original Work

Like most kids, my son and daughter can’t wait to get home from school on Fridays! Yes, they look forward to staying up later on Friday nights, sleepi...