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Inquiry-based Learning

Lessons in Classroom Leadership from the Corporate World

As a new teacher, I often got wrapped-up in grading, class management, and content coverage. It wasn’t until I left education for a management position at Starbucks corporation that I realized what servant leadership really meant, and how it applied to classroom leadership.

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Teaching Strategies

Is an Out-Of-Control-Classroom Always a Bad Thing?

When we stand in front of a classroom, we can envision the possibility, of an uprising that will lead to an out-of-control classroom. But there are also side-effects to tightly controlling student behavior. Once we take ownership of rules, decisions, and sources of motivation, our students no longer need to.

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