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Started Apr 15, 2011 0 Replies

This too is extremely 'vague' as many of the district lawyers have explained at legal clinics throughout the state. I don't believe we ever truly understood the past underpinings of APPR, therefore,…Continue


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Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien replied to Michael Keany's discussion A Method for Fostering Better Observations By Peter DeWitt
"The real value is in the discussion aspect of the model we are using. We only benefit from some type of dialogue, as that reflective component is critical to this work and will surely benefit children. "
Sep 21, 2015
Robert C. Minott, Ed.D left a comment for Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien
"Dr. Nadien, I have followed your posts, and am curious as to what your dissertation topic was. Is it available online, or through ProQuest? Thank you. Bob Minott"
Aug 1, 2015
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien commented on Carol Varsalona's blog post Building A Culture of Achievement Takes Time and Effort
"In chaos there is creation, as per the Chinese proverb, therefore, perhaps we can embrace the 'chaos' and move forward with intelligence to maintain, or regain our integrity as professional educators. I am willing to do whatever it takes…"
Aug 25, 2013
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien replied to Michael Keany's discussion Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Apps You Must Download Immediately from The 21st Century Principal by J. Robinson
"Thank you for this info!"
Jul 14, 2013
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien commented on Katie Zahedi's blog post Don't be Data Driven!
"Yes! We need to examine data in qualitative and quantitative aspects. Right now, we are in a state of 'analysis paralysis'--this is a term coined by Victoria Bernhardt and used in my doctoral research. We are looking at data, but what are…"
May 28, 2013
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien posted a status
"Wishing my colleagues good luck this week as we administer the 2013 NYS testing series!"
Apr 14, 2013
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien commented on Michael Keany's group More Than a Number
"The forum perhaps allowed us an opportunity to vent our feelings, although I am concerned that as building principals we must still follow the protocol established to complete the testing series for the next few weeks. Whether we…"
Apr 12, 2013
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien replied to Michael Keany's discussion Our hearts are broken today ...
"Thank you for allowing us this venue to express our thoughts. I can say that my heart is broken and as a principal of an elementary school, and as stated above, we do this everyday, and our main goal is to keep everyone safe. When evil outside…"
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien commented on Michael Keany's blog post Dear Parents - A Must Read by Donald Sternberg
"We need to tell it like it is and we all need to advocate for our profession. Our children do not need to be the scapegoat in this 'climb' up the political ladder. What happened to liberty and justice for all? NYS needs to rethink or in…"
Oct 1, 2012
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien commented on Andy Greene's blog post Questions about APPR
"How can we use data to evaluate principals and teachers if we do not have that data? I do remember administering the exams in April and well into June........it would make sense for us as principals to know how our children did on these exams,…"
Jun 27, 2012
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien replied to Michael Keany's discussion Putting a Price Tag on the Common Core: How Much Will Smart Implementation Cost?
"One of my main concerns, is whether or not we actually had any type of 'training' implementing our previous NYS standards, or perhaps, training for the 'New Compact for Learning'--circa 1990ish? I suppose we did not have adequate…"
May 30, 2012
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien replied to Michael Keany's discussion The Ed.D. Dilemma - Why Harvard's decision could harm the quest for teacher professionalism in the group Ed.D Students (Past & Present)
"Perhaps, a Ph D contains more credit hours than an Ed. D? If so, Harvard will make money on this 'transformational' educational program and be able to require more courses/hours/research seminars etc? So much of the field is now about…"
May 15, 2012
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien liked Michael Keany's discussion How Principals Can Grow Teacher Excellence
Apr 8, 2012
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien liked Michael Keany's discussion Book of the Week: "Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children By Lisa Delpit
Apr 8, 2012
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien replied to Michael Keany's discussion Reading Fiction Whole in the group Reading Specialists K-12 Forum
"At my building we created a 'Novel Ties' Committee to ensure novels read in grades 3, 4 and 5 were completed as a 'whole' and not in parts. This was a strategic move, because we realized some teachers may not feel comfortable…"
Mar 29, 2012
Dr. Lynnda M. Nadien commented on Michael Keany's group Reading Specialists K-12 Forum
"After presenting at the Reading Recovery National Conference in Columbus, Ohio this past February, the one piece of research that is so important to remember is that 'text complexity' will not necessarily improve student achievement…"
Mar 25, 2012

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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
I have been an educator for almost twenty years. I am interested in data analysis to support the betterment of student achievement. I believe children are the focal point of our profession and observing them succeed in school is highly gratifying for me as a professional. I would like to bring more dignity to the field, as I believe teaching is a noble profession.
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Elementary School
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Nassau County NY

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At 10:55am on August 1, 2015, Robert C. Minott, Ed.D said…

Dr. Nadien, I have followed your posts, and am curious as to what your dissertation topic was. Is it available online, or through ProQuest?

Thank you.

Bob Minott

At 6:04pm on March 13, 2012, Josh Arnold said…

I am writing to folks who are listed on this forum in search of people who could do one or more of the following:

1. Provide me with the colleges they attended earning graduate and post graduate certificates and or degrees. (this will help me build a profile of the set of all such institutions thereby allowing me to enhance my market research)

2. People who would be interested in serving on a panel of experts to provide responses to situations and challenges in the game a colleague and I are developing for graduate school leadership and administration classes.

3. People who would be willing to share ideas with us on experiences they have had in their capacity as an educational administrator

4. People who can provide us with factual information about the graduate programs where they teach and discuss the project in greater detail.

A quick overview of our project is this; Our project aims to use technology as a way of moving beyond the case study approach to coursework in graduate programs in educational leadership and administration. The serious game will be a web based product that would augment the work in classes like school law, school finance, leadership, community relations, school personnel, and a capstone class.  In one of the modes, the graduate students will select one of four of five characters each with a different leadership style.  At periodic intervals, they have to respond as their prediction of how the character they are monitoring will respond to the challenge, or conflict they face. Additionally, the graduate student will be prompted to respond to the same situations as how they would proceed. The feedback they get will be instant and will be compared with the findings of the "Panel of experts" and will be plotted along the lines of stakeholder groups that a high school principal's decisions impact.

This is a long post but I hope you take the time to read it and respond and will connect me as a friend on this group.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards

Josh Arnold MS C.A.G.S. Ed

Educational Consultant/Advocate for children with special needs.

At 7:23am on July 20, 2011, Jeff Olefson said…
Hi Lynnda,

I was wondering are administrators in Uniondale using IPads to do their work? If so how?

At 8:01am on March 1, 2011, Michael Keany said…


Dear Lynnda:


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