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The Greater Educator

The Greater Educator

By The Greater Educator
Be greater.
Transforming into a Greater Educator
We have both been so lucky in our careers to be able to attend education conferences across the country. The opportunity to learn alongside and network with like-minded professionals is probably the most energizing experience a teacher can have. That’s a call to action for school leaders – find space in your PD budget to …
October 17, 2018
The Greater Collaborator
Ah, group work!   For some of us, that phrase induces PTSD from projects in which we knew that we would have to drag our group members along, hoping they would carry their share of the load, only to take it all on the day before the due date and making sure we all don’t …
October 04, 2018
A Greater Understanding of Critical Thinking
Our recent conversations have been exploring the 4Cs of 21st century learning. I don’t know if it’s been as apparent to you as it has been to me, but the closer we look at the skills and talk beyond the buzzwords to figure out what they actually mean, the more I realize how interconnected and …
September 26, 2018
Calling for Greater Creators
There’s a fantastic advertisement by Adidas called “Calling All Creators”.  The ad features a group of professional athletes sharing a roundtable discussion with some other folks: musical artists, a fashion designer, and a supermodel are all present for a conversation about what it means to be a creator.  Take a listen: I can’t watch or …
September 19, 2018
Cultivating Greater Communicators
For years now, I have been a huge believer in the power of a more personalized, student-centered approach to learning. I bought in to the philosophies of empowering student voices and forging past the factory model of school pretty early in my research, but, If I’m being honest, I struggled immensely to put my beliefs …
September 12, 2018
The Two Steps Toward Becoming a Greater Educator
Here at The Greater Educator, we’re kicking off the school year thinking big. I’m setting a vision for myself and my students that I think is a surefire way for any educator to improve, and it’s just two steps.  If, at the end of each day, I can say that I’ve done each of these …
September 07, 2018
A Greater Start to the School Year
It’s the start of a new school year and many of the country’s greatest educators have been readying plans to kickstart new projects, goals, procedures, instructional strategies, and countless other fresh ideas in their classrooms. Many of us spend the summer months exploring our craft and searching for the something that might work just a …
August 31, 2018