Closed Door Policy

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

Most administrators tell faculty and staff that they have an open-door policy.  However, it is important to remember that, besides the restrooms, there are two metaphorical doors in a school: the administrator’s office and the teacher’s classroom. Many writers about

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Exit Through the Front Door

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

A recent piece in the Atlantic Monthly titled “Why the Demise of Field Trips is a Bad Thing” (12/9/2014) reports that schools districts, nationwide, have slashed funding for field trips to make room for more “instructional time”. Unless a field experience

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Rigor Mortis

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

Collaboration. 21st Century Skills. Goal Setting. Inquiry. What do all of these have in common? They’re all buzz words that have been dusted off and brought back to the fore front of teacher speak over the last few years. (Collaboration

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