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Sarah Ewing, Erika Kline, Caroline Pease
The Power of Pushing Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone: Teacher Edition

An ambitious math teacher sees students as having the ability to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. An ambitious teacher believes their students can make sense of new math ideas and use what they already know to solve problems.

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Top 3 Ways to Support New Teachers

New teachers are my favorite. As an administrator, I see them as a bundle of new energy with fresh ideas and a level of excitement that is unparalleled. Each year, the fresh crop of “I’m here to change the world” educators are the greatest gift we have to our students.

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You Think You’re Not a Math Person? Neither Did I.

If you’ve ever sat in on a professional development session with me, you’ve heard my spiel, “From here on out, you’re a math person. Even if you feel you have no connection to mathematics, you need to channel your inner actor or actress and become a math person.

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Virtually Different: Leveraging the LMS to Design and Deliver Professional Learning

Teacher burnout is at an all-time high. Teacher turnover rates—in Indiana and nationwide—are increasing and are becoming increasingly expensive for districts. Educators and school districts nationwide are struggling.

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Leading through the Lens of Love

Service is definitely a calling! In this blog, Kirsten Phillips from Richmond Community Schools will share several ways building leaders can show gratitude that strengthens relationships and renews their passion for leading.

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4 Things I Learned at the Annual Visible Learning Conference

John Hattie and his work around Visible Learning is a comprehensive meta-analysis that examines the effectiveness of influences we use and have in our schools. During my 4th trip to the Annual Visible Learning Conference, I enhanced my learning concerning work that impacts schools in Indiana. Here are the four top things I learned at the conference.

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The Problem with Acronyms for Writing in Response to Reading

With the absolute best of intentions, we have accidentally turned to a surface-building strategy  to encourage our students to write something—anything!—in response to their reading. According to their research surrounding the most impactful literacy strategies, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey reveal that mnemonic devices (aka acronyms) help students to consolidate surface understandings of material.