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Jay Nichols replied to Michael Keany's discussion What Was the School Thinking? Picture of the Day
"Wow that is crazy!"
May 7, 2017
Jay Nichols replied to Michael Keany's discussion 'Ignore Pisa entirely,' argues top academic
"Zhao is spot on. He has written several great book that really elaborate on his point about the foolishness of using international test scores to rank education systems by country. For more information read Catching Up or Leading the Way"
Sep 7, 2016
Jay Nichols commented on Michael Keany's blog post What a 'balanced' tenure system might look like
"This is exactly what needs to happen. We need to have balance. We need to have protection for teachers that are effective but we need to stop protecting ineffective teachers."
Oct 2, 2014
Jay Nichols commented on Michael Keany's blog post The need for seniority in schools by LISA HAVER
"Systems need to be in place to make sure that administrators do not unfairly lay off teachers simply because they do not like their politics or because they are highly placed on the salary schedule. However, seniority should only be one factor in…"
Nov 10, 2013
Jay Nichols replied to William Brennan, Ed.D.'s discussion NFL Adopts Common Core Playbook--Copying Education Reforms
"Some really good points; and a very funny read. Standards themselves are not the problem. We should want high standards for our students and should provide them with the support and time necessary to learn to high (and relevant) standards. That…"
Jul 8, 2013
Jay Nichols shared Michael Keany's discussion on Twitter
Jun 12, 2013
Jay Nichols replied to Michael Keany's discussion What to Do When You've Made Someone Angry by Peter Bregman
"Wonderful article with great points. We have to realize that other people's perspectives of our behavior is their reality!"
May 30, 2013
Jay Nichols posted a status
"School Budget season in Vermont!"
Mar 17, 2013
Jay Nichols liked David A. Gamberg's blog post Sucking the Life out of School Leadership
Mar 17, 2013
Jay Nichols commented on School Leadership's group Classroom Walk-Throughs
"I am providing a training to a number of school districts next week on the power of walkthroughs as a critical tool for effective Supervision & Evaluation systems. Walkthroughs are beneficial in many ways and there is compelling evidence to…"
Mar 13, 2013
Jay Nichols joined School Leadership's group
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Classroom Walk-Throughs

This group is dedicated to sharing the best practices around classroom walk-throughs and will provide support to school leaders who are new to the process.  We encourage you to share tools and templates which might be used to collected data in a highly efficient manner on these walks. See More
Mar 13, 2013
Jay Nichols replied to Michael Keany's discussion Three Approaches to Dealing with Cyberbullying
"In our Vermont district our Insurance company (which is made up of a coalition of School Districts in partnership with the Vermont NEA) has started providing cyber insurance. This is a problem that isn't going to go away! Education is the key…"
Mar 13, 2013
Jay Nichols shared William Brennan, Ed.D.'s page on Google +1
Mar 7, 2013
Jay Nichols is now a member of School Leadership 2.0
Mar 7, 2013

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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 am a Vermont Superintendent of Schools in Northern Vermont. I also have my own consulting practice (Nichols Education and Leadership Consulting).
I am interested in best instructional practices, evaluation, student engagement, and public education in all its facets!
What is your present job title?
Superintendent
At what school level do you work?
Pre-school, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, K-12, College/University
Where do you work?
Other location in USA

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