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The Magic of Believing in Your Students

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I read an article a few months ago that provided some useful insights into causes of the current achievement gap (which is essentially the unequal or inequitable distribution of educational results).  The article also offered up a few solutions to help remedy some of the biggest issues related to the achievement gap.   One particular issue really caught my immediate attention above [...]

7 Skills Students Must Learn to Close the Global Achievement Gap

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I came across book in the library recently that caught my eye.  The book was published in 2010, but its title really stood out to me, especially since I am an advocate youth potential. The book caught my attention mostly because it suggested a solution to a real problem our country is facing; a global [...]

How to Encourage BIG THINKING in the Classroom

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Are you an educator who encourages big thinking in the classroom?  If not, but you have an interest in learning how to encourage big thinking in the classroom, then you’ve stumbled on to the correct post.  I am writing this post because I have a conviction that our youth is in serious need of more exposure to higher order [...]

Those Who Can’t Do, Teach…

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Those Who Can’t Do, Teach… The most hated and over-used saying when discussing the teaching profession! Are there lazy or incompetent teachers out there? Sure! However, there are lazy and incompetent people in every profession! So, what is it about teaching that encourages this reputation and allows it to flourish unchallenged? The Mistaken Misconception To [...]

A National Need for Proactive Financial Literacy

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To say there is a real need in America for financial literacy would be an understatement of the highest order.  Furthermore, there is a serious need for proactive financial literacy; which is to say that it should be acquired by all people earlier, much earlier.  With all the publicly available data on how average citizens [...]