After 29 years in education, one thing remains the same: Every time I walk the halls during class in any school, I encounter what I call “the hallway kid.” This kid always manages to get out of class; whether he’s running an errand, going to the office, or heading to the restroom, this student finds a way to roam the halls.

Stereotypes aside, good teachers do not fall prey to student labels. Long before Carol Dweck’s work defined the benefit of nurturing a growth mindset, good teachers remained committed to finding ways to squeeze every ounce of potential out...

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  • About the Author:

    Dr. Pamela Roggeman is a proven academic leader familiar with and passionate about technology in progressive education and currently serves as the dean of the College of Education at University of Phoenix. She worked for more than 17 years as a secondary education teacher and was named an Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year Ambassador of Excellence.