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5 Books You Should Be Reading This Summer

​Sometimes as educators, we go so immersed in the world of education that we miss out on the larger conversations going on around us. So each year, I search for non-education books that I believe have HUGE implications for the way we think about education and particularly our roles as Builders. This year’s list is a […]

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Mastery Takes Time

You won’t be a master teacher on your first day, or your first week, or even your first year. You will have moments that are masterful, but true mastery is consistent and seamless. It takes time to get there. Don’t let that discourage you. ​You were probably a good student yourself and are used to “getting” things […]

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Bad Advice

All of us can use a little advice. But there is a lot of bad advice out there. Below are the top 5 worst pieces of advice given to teachers we’ve heard. Bad Advice # 1: You Need a Teaching Make-Over. Whenever you struggle in one area of your teaching, it is tempting to attempt a […]

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The Surprising Thing That Happened to Me at ASCD 2018

For the last 10 years or so, I have presented at every ASCD Annual Conference and this year was no different. What was different was that my schedule was unusually packed. I went non-stop all day every day starting Thursday (Except for Saturday which I never work) and as a result, I didn’t get a […]

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Your Biggest PD Challenge (so far…)

Recently, I asked you “When it comes to your own professional development, what is your single biggest challenge or frustration?” The responses ranged from finding the funding for your professional development classes, resources, and trainings to finding good PD that was actually relevant to your area of interest or your specific discipline or field. But the overwhelming […]

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