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Michael Niehoff

Michael Niehoff is a Getting Smart Columnist. He is a teacher, leader, blogger, and student advocate. Connect with him on Twitter: @mwniehoff

RULER: A Comprehensive Approach to Emotional Intelligence

Recognizing the importance of social-emotional intelligence and its relation to academic performance, Michael shares RULER's approach and its connection to increased student success.

Even More Ways for Ed Leaders to Make Teachers Feel as Important as They...

Michael continues to share the importance of creating a culture of appreciation and offers a few additional ideas for educational leaders to show continued support for teachers so that they can become their personal and professional best.

5 Ways to Personalize Learning with Project-Based Learning

Michael Niehoff discusses how we can use personalized learning in a more deeper learning pursuit, such as project-based learning.

Understanding Why We Work Should Inform Education

Regardless of the instructional approach, teachers are tasked with creating a pathway to work for their students. Michael Niehoff and countless other teachers are trying to unlock the magic of how we can maximize and optimize the internal desire to work.

Redefining Readiness: New Literacies

Readiness has become a popular way to describe the mission. Are our students ready? Many like college and career ready. Others like Future Ready. In Part 1 of Redefining Readiness, Michael Niehoff focused on Pedagogy and Courses. For Part 2, he explores new literacies.

Redefining Readiness

If Education is collectively committed to real readiness, it will require a radically different approach to learning and school. It’s time for a new dominant pedagogy, entirely new courses and to embrace new literacies. More than ever, what we have done before will not get it done going forward.

Mid-Year Reflections, Redos, Reboots and Restarts

It’s December now and we’re focused a lot on finishing strong before our breaks. Facilitators and learners need that winter break. But what will be different in January when we all return? Anything? A new calendar could mean a lot of new things. Let’s not it just be a new number. When students return in January, what is their learning going to look like, feel like and ultimately be like? Mid-year is the perfect time for a whole new year.