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David Geurin
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7 Tips for Limiting Problem Behaviors in Your Classroom
Several weeks ago, I shared a post discussing how effective teachers develop classroom leadership skills instead of viewing themselves as classroom managers. The post describes how great teachers are great leaders, too. They have leadership skills far beyon...

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9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team
Technology is playing a bigger role in classrooms and schools in this country and around the world. Here are a few thoughts to keep technology in perspective. Share them with your team and discuss how to best implement technology in your learning culture. I...

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What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be?
Your legacy is one of your most valuable possessions. It is a treasure. It is your gift to the world. For every person you come in contact with, your influence— good and bad — goes with them to some extent. Your legacy is how you are remembered. Who Has Ins...

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Why Successful People Are Open to Coaching
In an earlier post, I ( David ) shared 5 Blind Spots Educators Must Address . My friend Jennifer Hogan commented that one way to overcome blind spots is through coaching. That conversation led to the idea of writing this collaborative blog post. There are l...

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5 Blind Spots Educators Must Address
More than likely, you've seen the video below. It is designed to test the power of your attention. It will take careful concentration to succeed in the task.  In the video, two teams are passing basketballs, one team is wearing white shirts and the other te...

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The Best Of 2016 From The @DavidGeurin Blog
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you...for reading, connecting, and sharing with me this past year. It's inspiring to be in community with so many passionate educators who come together to learn and lift each other up. I am humbled when readers express how an ar...

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7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic}
There are a number of visuals like the one above that illustrate some distinctions between a boss and a leader. I bet you can think of a specific person who characterizes the boss list. This type of person tends to make big impression. You can probably also...

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7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management'
There are a number of visuals like the one above that illustrate some distinctions between a boss and a leader. I bet you can think of a specific person who characterizes the boss list. This type of person tends to make big impression. You can probably also...

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5 Reasons to Look Beyond Test Scores as the Measure of School Success
Are you beating the state average? The teacher down the hall? The school down the road? How about the Fins or the Singaporeans? How do your scores measure up? Is your school keeping up with the Joneses? Lately, I've seen lots of comparisons of achievement d...

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Dear Defender of the Status Quo...
Dear Defender of the Status Quo, The status quo does not need your help. It is a powerful force on its own. It has inertia on its side. And fear. And control.  You feel safer with what's familiar, but you're not.  In the end, failure to change makes you ant...
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