Bernard Pierorazio

Leader, Educator, Activist

Category: Education Policy (Page 1 of 3)

Back to School Teacher Tips

With summer coming to a close, the joys and jitters of back-to-school are continuing to build up within the hearts of all teachers. Whether you are a veteran in the classroom or a novice to the educational field, the first day back into the arena of the classroom will always be an exciting time. Because […]

Summer Reading for Teachers: Four Educational Leadership Books

Anyone who says teachers have the summers off has probably never met a teacher. With the two and a half months of summer break, many educators usually spend this time cultivating their profession through graduate schoolwork, lesson plan and curriculum design preps, professional development seminars, and, of course professional development and educational leadership reading. For […]

End of the Year Reflection

As we enter the last few weeks of the academic calendar, I would advise teachers and educational professionals alike to spend the time and reflect on their experience within the classroom. Over the course of the year, teachers face a myriad of daily choices: classroom management, classroom expectations, students goals, and, of course, student achievement. […]

Why do Teachers Quit?

Teachers enter the education sector for a multitude of reasons: the experience to make a difference, the continuity to be a lifelong learner, the advocacy in improving a broken system, or the belief and guidance of a chosen mentor. As inspiring as it is to see these incredible individuals assume the responsibilities of shaping and […]

Testing Anxiety and Tips to Handle It

Contrary to popular belief, high achievement isn’t merely testing gains and testing results. In fact, the product of talent comes down to our internal belief about our own abilities, skills, and overall potential for succeed. While foundational skills and standard knowledge plays a significant factor for our student’s achievement, we also have to be aware […]

TedTalks Education: Rita Pierson, Every Kid Needs a Champion

In this particular TedTalk, we are joined with Rita Pierson, an educator who has been in the classroom for over forty years. The passion, drive, and desire she personifies for the field is an absolutely inspiring. With her comical anecdotes and playful demeanor, Rita does highlight some important influencers that impact the classroom on a daily basis. One […]

How to Implement Technology-Based Projects in the Classroom

Integrating technology in the classroom can oftentimes be a hectic and stressful process, especially with the objectives you are required to get through each and every day. To help optimize this in the most seamless way possible, you need to be thoughtful about how you want your students to utilize classroom computers and iPads with […]

How to Implement Differentiated Instruction Within the Classroom

Albert Einstein said it best that, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Similar to having your own unique fingerprint, when it comes to teaching, we need to internalize the fact that every child […]

The Problems with Abusive Teaching

When we think of education, we think of a system that cultivates a foundation for new age learning, creative thinking, and most importantly, academic success. However, over the past few decades education has undergone a fundamental shift from student achievement to student test scores. As much as we can praise high-test scores or quantified student […]

Management Tips for First Year Teachers

While many people can argue this, classroom management is essentially the bread and butter for student success. To put it simply, effective teaching and learning cannot take place if a classroom is poorly managed. In fact, research has shown that teacher’s actions in their classrooms have twice the impact on student achievement as do school […]

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