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What Happens When the Principal Has First-Day-of-School Jitters?

By Andrew Hawk When I first became a teacher, I intended to teach for ten years. Afterward, I wanted to transition into either administration or college instruction. By the time I started a graduate program in educational leadership, I knew … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Need to Be the Perfect Teacher

By Shannon Anderson, author of Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling “less than” when we see posts of awesome classroom projects on social media and genius hacks teachers come … Continue reading

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How to Establish a Caring Process for Mandated Reporting

By Stephanie Filio It is 3:55, and the release bell rings at 4:00. Everyone is happy, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the counselor’s office has been quiet for about 15 minutes. The end of … Continue reading

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Understanding Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio Peer pressure plagues every generation. Why do kids try to influence each other to do things that might negatively impact them? Why do kids listen to their peers instead of their own moral compass? The problem is … Continue reading

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Identifying and Supporting Gifted Students from Underserved Communities

By Dina Brulles, Ph.D, coauthor of A Teacher’s Guide to Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Form, Manage, Assess, and Differentiate in Groups Cesar, a first grader, scored a 92 percent on the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2). Although he did … Continue reading

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