How Do You Show Evidence That Your Strategies Impact Student Learning?

School Superintendent Dr. Julia Espe often quotes Israeli teacher Haim Ginott: “Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.” During her career as superintendent of Princeton Area Schools in MN, Espe continually strove to ensure that whatever “fell” on the students in her school district left

New Podcast: Dr Paulie “Gloves” talks about his new book “Deliberate Coaches”

New LSI author Paul Gavoni (or how his fans know him, Dr. Paulie Gloves) sits down with The JB Podcast to discuss his new book Deliberate Coaching: A Toolbox for Accelerating Teacher Performance. An expert in human performance, coaching, and organizational leadership, Dr. Paul “Paulie” Gavoni has worked in education and human services

Michael Toth in EdWeek: Promote Speaking With ELLs Through ‘Community, Conversations, and Celebrations’

This article was originally published in Education Week We need to think beyond traditional English-language-learner strategies to rethinking the classroom environment for ELLs (and all students) to thrive. The traditional classroom setting—where students are expected to sit quietly in their seats and passively memorize information—is typically ineffective at building academic-language skills in

Find Your Space; Own your space!

To be effective and happy, we need to be ourselves. The start of a new year, a big term ahead, it’s reflection time.  My message to teachers and leaders is to navigate the turbulence and try to do what you can to make your job your own; to carve out

3 Steps to Develop Reflective, thus Effective Teachers

This article was originally published on Elevated Achievement Group, Inc. We are told that teachers should develop students that can evaluate their own learning.  The thinking is that this will make them active participants in their own education and guide them towards becoming lifelong learners.  We at Elevated Achievement Group