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How to take behavior management in new direction

2/17/2017

School leaders may want to consider shifting from a "doing to" mentality to a "doing with" mindset regarding behavior management. In this blog post, veteran educator Jim Dillon, shares tips for giving students more agency.

Educator: Teaching kids to make a difference

12/23/2016

A school's culture can affect how students view the world and their role in it, writes veteran educator Jim Dillon. In this blog post, he shares several ways that educators can help students learn to make a positive difference in school and be active citizens by voting and participating in their communities.

Teacher: 7 ingredients help boost learning

12/5/2016

Traits that make a tour guide successful can apply in the classroom, veteran educator Jim Dillon writes in this blog post. He reflects on a recent vacation, highlighting seven ingredients for fostering a desire to learn.

Teacher: 7 ingredients help boost learning

11/29/2016

Traits that make a tour guide successful can apply in the classroom, veteran educator Jim Dillon writes in this blog post. He reflects on a recent vacation, highlighting seven ingredients for fostering a desire to learn.

What do teachers, tour guides have in common?

11/29/2016

Traits that make a tour guide successful can apply in the classroom, veteran educator Jim Dillon writes in this blog post. He reflects on a recent vacation, highlighting seven ingredients for fostering a desire to learn.

Is bullying a canary in a coal mine?

10/19/2016

Bullying is like an invisible canary in a coal mine -- a signal of some underlying problem in a school -- writes long-time educator Jim Dillon. In this blog post, he suggests several ways school leaders can determine if there is an issue with the school's culture or climate.

Designing learning for student agency, community

9/30/2016

School and classroom redesigns can help give students more agency and a sense of community, rather than emphasize control and compliance, veteran educator and education consultant Jim Dillon writes in this blog post. He highlights a first-grade classroom as one example.

6 ways to jump-start discussions about collective mission

8/19/2016

School leaders this year should take time for activities in which educators can discuss a collective mission for teaching and learning, writes Jim Dillon, an education consultant and former school administrator. In this blog post, he shares six conversation-starters for faculty meetings.

How teachers' attitudes affect students' school "stories"

6/20/2016

How educators think -- and talk -- about students can affect a student's trajectory in school, veteran educator Jim Dillon writes in this blog post. He shares a story about two educators' perceptions of the same student.