School culture impacts everything we do as educators, and reflects our ability to meaningfully engage students. How is the school culture in your building? Below are questions to help you reflect. Think about the first person people see when they enter one of your schools. Does...

As we work with educators around the country, we like to size up their perception about classroom management. Here's a quick way to see how well you align with the research. 1. Classroom management is about  A) ControlB) CommunicationC) Creating quietD) Empowerment The correct answers are B and...

This post originally appeared in ASCD Express on May 9, 2019. "Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be." — Rita Pierson While teenagers sometimes act as...

Travel to schools across the country, and you’ll see it’s clear that teachers are working hard and truly care about their students.  Otherwise, they wouldn’t be doing this job day after day. When I walk through buildings and talk with teachers, I hear and sense...