Back to school is an exciting and challenging time! Here’s some advice from the consultants at Edwards Ed Services to make it a great year. "Administrators, schedule yourself to be with … [Read more...]
Negative School Climate: Looking Out the Window versus Looking in the Mirror
School leaders and practitioners read and hear much about the importance of a positive school climate and culture, and how it is a critical element in school effectiveness and success. Too often, the … [Read more...]
Peer Mediation: Students Helping Students
School-based peer mediation is one of the most popular and effective approaches to integrating the practice of conflict resolution into schools. From the start of the modern “conflict resolution in … [Read more...]
Get To or Have To?
Every year, August signals the return to school for many of our nation’s youth. It is a time for students to go back-to-school shopping, for parents to rearrange their schedules, for educators to help … [Read more...]
Connecting With Youth Today
Digital natives and digital immigrants make up most of the world's population. The natives speak and live technology; whereas the immigrants adopt and continue to learn as much as they can about … [Read more...]
Teacher leader voice and capacity building lead to student growth
When I started recruiting potential teacher leaders for the school’s leadership team, I looked beyond the formal departmental titles and identified teachers who were well respected by their peers and … [Read more...]
Because Kids Count Conference
CEO Dr. Steve Edwards is attending the Indiana Youth Institute’s Because Kids Count Conference, this December 4th and 5th in Indianapolis. This conference will bring together a wide range of … [Read more...]
Reframing the Question: How Do You Engage Students?
Actively engaging students in their learning is critical if we are to create thinkers who are prepared to meet the challenges that are outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Being able to think … [Read more...]
Segregation: Alive and Well in Wake County?
"If it ain't broke, let's fix it," seems to be the battle cry of the new majority-Republican school board in Wake County North Carolina, which is working hard to undo its decades-long struggle for … [Read more...]