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Educators As Agents of Change
Posted by Jacob Carlson
December 17th 2016 @ 12:10 PM

What Does an Agent of Change Look Like in 2017?


As it turns out, not that different than in 1849.


Allow me to give some context. To risk understatement, 2016 has been a year of political turmoil. We, as a nation, have mired through a miasmic year of legislative grid-locks, funding lock-downs, and toxic runs for office. An unprecedented level of negativity has clouded our view of the …

Teacher Tested & Student Approved: 6 Ways to Promote and Nurture Creative and Fearless Writing
Posted by Aimee Sutton
August 31st 2016 @ 9:05 AM
Categories: Writing

Teacher Tested & Student Approved: 6 Ways to Promote and Nurture Creative and Fearless Writing

Writing is not an individual sport.  It is more like tennis or basketball.  Student’s will have opportunities where they are collaborating with partners or groups, and moments when they check in with their teacher to receive instructional feedback to improve their craft.  Student’s must be provided opportunities to be creative, free, and fearless with their writing.  …

Printable for the End of the School Year
May 16th 2016 @ 12:20 PM

End of the Year Printables for Teachers

Holy cow! The end of the school year is here already! I bet you feel like it was JUST the beginning of the year… Or maybe you feel like August was 10 years ago. No matter your feelings, I bet you’ve got more than enough on your plate.  So in honor of the end of the …

Differentiating For The Whole Child
Posted by Laura Ferrell
November 23rd 2015 @ 9:25 AM
Categories: ILASCD, Whole Child

Let’s play a game of word association.

When you hear the word differentiation, what do you immediately think of? With the help of social media, (thanks, PLN!) here are a few responses:

  • diversity
  • tiered
  • complexity
  • purposeful
  • flexible

All of these answers are spot on connections to what role differentiation …

How Teacherpreneurs Spread Good Ideas
Posted by Suzie Boss
July 15th 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Categories: ILASCD, PBL

Teacher creativity is nothing new. Good teachers have always found inventive ways to make learning come alive and open opportunities for their students. A persistent challenge facing education has been figuring out how to expand these pockets of innovation so that more students can benefit.

That's why the rise of the teacherpreneur is so promising. Teacherpreneurs use all the tools …