While teenagers sometimes act as if they know everything and don’t need anyone, they probably need a champion more during these trying years than ever
Best Practice: Build Relationships
For teens to commit to purposeful action in school or in the community, they first must feel a sense of belonging. Teenagers need school to
Costanza, V. (2019, May 21). How to tell if early learning provides a level playing field. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
Educators can help drive equity in early learning by supporting rigorous and developmentally appropriate practices across the board, writes Vincent Costanza, superintendent in residence at
Burstein, R. (2019, May 20). The Greatest Barrier for Educators Changing Their Practice? Internal Resistance – EdSurge News. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
Internal resistance — from peers, school leaders or parents — is a common barrier that stalls teachers from adopting new practices in the classroom, according
Phippen, T. (2019, May 15). Q&A: Carbondale Middle School Principal Jennifer Lamont. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
Colorado middle-school principal Jennifer Lamont, who has spent 20 years as a teacher and administrator, in this Q&A notes the importance of a culture of
Ware, M. A., & Rath, J. (2019, May 9). 4 Must-Haves for Positive Teacher-Teen Relationships. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
What teenagers want vs. what they need is not always in perfect harmony. This discord can pose uncertainties for the adults who work with them.
Leaders have a number of ways to become more empathetic, including appreciating the perspectives of others, expanding their own horizons and listening deeply without getting
You’re feeling pretty tired right now. You’re reflecting on all the times you think you failed, on all the students you couldn’t reach. You’re wondering
Sackstein, S. (2019, May 14). End of Year Meetings, an Opportunity to Reflect and Promote Growth. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
Making time to have important conversations is essential, and since we give time to things we value, setting that valuable commodity aside to meet with
Sackstein, S. (2019, May 12). Preservice Teachers Are Our Future, So Let’s Prepare Them for It All. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
When we ask young people what they want to be when they grow up, not enough of them are saying teachers. Education programs are not