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**Award Winning** Animated Short Film: "Lili Short Film" by Hani Dombe & Tom Kouris | CGMeetup

**Award Winning** Animated Stop Motion Short Film: Lili Short Film by Hani Dombe & Tom Kouris. Featured on http://www.cgmeetup.net/Lili refuses to let go of ...
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Incorporating Literature Circles in World Language Classes

Incorporating Literature Circles in World Language ClassesBy Elena Spathis edutopia.org3 minWhen students work in groups to analyze a text in the target language, it deepens their understanding.Literature circles are commonly incorporated in English language arts classes but also can be meaningful in the world language setting, especially with the newfound prevalence of language-learner-friendly readers. Reading in the target language and participating in a series of engaging tasks within a…See More
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3 Ways to Make Learning Stick With Better Note-Taking

When students rely on verbatim notes and highlighting, they don't actually retain information very well—but research points to several methods that work bett...
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Education Buzzwords Defined: What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

Connecting students’ culture and backgrounds to the classroom isn’t just a nice thing to do—it can have a huge impact on keeping them engaged and making lear...
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After a career of 34 years in public education (21 as principal of a middle school and a high school), my "retirement" has really been a "resetting" of my life. I greatly enjoy my continuing work as a consultant (now going on 22 years), especially helping and mentoring new school leaders.
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Making Time to Reflect

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More on Reading Novels to Teens

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More on Reading Novels to Teens

Tim Shanahan

This blog entry first posted 30 April 2017 and was reposted on 19 November 2022.

Recently, I’ve received numerous questions about the value of reading novels to high school and middle school students (letters usually from annoyed colleagues). My replies have typically included the following:  “Teaching someone to read without having them read it is a neat…


Emphasizing Tests (or maybe not)

Posted on November 1, 2022 at 10:39am 0 Comments

Teachers and Students’ Postsecondary Outcomes: Testing the Predictive Power of Test and Nontest Teacher Quality Measures is by Benjamin Backes, James Cowan, Dan Goldhaber, Roddy Theobald.

from Larry Ferlazzo

Here’s an excerpt:

Test-based teacher quality measures have more explanatory…


What Changes Kids’ Minds about Poetry?

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What Changes Kids’ Minds about Poetry?

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At 11:50am on April 3, 2016, Mary C. McDonald said…

Thank you for connecting, Mike.

At 11:06am on February 25, 2014, Tonie McDonald said…

Dear Mike - Thanks for the informative and passionate address you gave in Plainedge last evening. 

At 10:25am on November 19, 2013, Anthony S Cali said…
Hi Mike,

Thanks for invite!

Tony Cali
At 3:49pm on September 7, 2013, geri e pesko said…
Hi Michael.. I am a certified Special Educator looking for a full time job.. Not easy!! Is the seminar you are holding have any opportunities for jobs??
Geri Pesko
At 3:05pm on November 27, 2012, Christine Calabrese said…

Hi Michael,

       I just noticed that you live in Huntington, so do I! 

       How nice that you are continuing your impact in education with this forum.


At 1:05pm on August 23, 2012, Saundra W. Simonee said…

I am honored to accept your invitation and will also include you in my linkin network. Saundra

At 8:30pm on July 8, 2012, jessica bradford baker said…

Thank you.  Have been enjoying the site! Jessica

At 12:59pm on June 27, 2012, Miriam Flynn said…

Thank you - this site is wonderful!!!  Miriam Flynn

At 10:38am on February 3, 2012, Lawrence Butti said…

Hi Mike-


I would like to post a "Call for Program Proposals" for the 2012 NYSEC Conference.  What would be the best way to do that so that it is seen by all members?



Larry Butti

At 5:49pm on January 22, 2012, Mary Fitzpatrick said…

Hi Mike, I am a member. Mary Fitzpatrick






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