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Paradigm Shifts Necessary for 21st Century Learning (and Beyond) - Lori Koerner

     Play is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Recent reports have stated that many schools across the United States have been reducing recess to minutes per day or canceling it all together, so that more time can be spent in the classroom. The assumption behind this is that as a result of the Common Core State Standards which many states had adopted, there is more pressure for teachers and their students to score better in the classroom. There has been very little research which has…

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Added by Lori Koerner on January 17, 2019 at 3:23pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS THAT REQUIRE MY SECRET ANSWERS by Larry Aronstein

 

I have been coaching school leaders and aspiring leaders in preparation for their interviews for about eight years. My clients frequently ask me questions that no one else seems to be able to provide effective answers. Here are some of those questions:

 

  1. I don’t think I will get a positive recommendation from my supervisor, what can I do?
  2. I am an older candidate and feel that my age is working against me, how do I deal with…
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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on January 17, 2019 at 11:13am — No Comments

Can anyone think critically about critical thinking?

To start with, the phrase "critical thinking" is unnecessary. Thinking is quite sufficient. Can anybody's students do that anymore?

Well, color me cynical. But I think the public schools started yammering about Critical Thinking exactly at the time they decided not to bother with it anymore.

If you teach arithmetic with Common Core, you're going to get…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 15, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How we can help our students stop learning leaks

How we can help our students stop learning leaks

Few things are more frustrating for students (and their teachers) than having a concept or skill that has already been learned "leak" out the brain and disappear. Curtis Chandler explains how those leaks happen and what teachers can do to counter them. Suggested apps and tools included. …
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Added by Michael Keany on January 15, 2019 at 11:19am — No Comments

Ace in the hand: Principal support for National Board candidates

Ace in the hand: Principal support for National Board candidates

"Skilled principals can stack the deck to nurture teacher success, especially when teachers are pursuing their National Board Certification," NBCT Jess Ledbetter writes in this blog post. Learn more about what principals can do to grow accomplished teaching and encourage educators in their schools. …
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Added by Michael Keany on January 15, 2019 at 11:15am — No Comments

How to Improve Weakness in Others by Dan Rockwell

How to Improve Weakness in Others

by Dan Rockwell

Extroverts feel frustrated because others…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 15, 2019 at 11:12am — No Comments

Workshop Announcement: Get Your Leadership Job

Nassau BOCES -- March 7th from 3:45 to 5:15...Find our Larry Aronstein's secrets to getting your leadership job

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on January 10, 2019 at 6:34pm — No Comments

10 ways to help students use academic language

10 ways to help students use academic language

10 ways to help students use academic language
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Educators should create opportunities for students -- particularly English-language learners -- to use academic…
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Added by Michael Keany on January 10, 2019 at 9:46am — No Comments

Time Is an Essential Teacher Resource, So How Can Schools Be More Creative With It?

Time Is an Essential Teacher Resource, So How Can Schools Be More Creative With It?

Mindshift

If it were only up to Loveland High School Assistant Principal Marc Heiser, his school would have…
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Added by Michael Keany on January 9, 2019 at 12:06pm — No Comments

#MeToo influencing schools to teach consent in sex ed

#MeToo influencing schools to teach consent in sex ed

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Added by Michael Keany on January 9, 2019 at 11:49am — No Comments

Gym Class Is Dead—But Long Live Physical Education

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Gym Class Is Dead—But Long Live Physical Education
Ingrid Johnson and Mike Ginicola | Principal Leadership Article January 2019
Students emerge from the locker room in their lime-green trainers, knee-high tube socks, black shorts, and white T-shirt—it’s time for gym class!
By now you’re probably envisioning gym…
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Added by Michael Keany on January 9, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

How Do You Teach Kids To Be Honest?

How Do You Teach Kids To Be Honest?

  • By Kamala Thiagarajan, …
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Added by Michael Keany on January 4, 2019 at 10:58am — No Comments

Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids

Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids

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Added by Michael Keany on January 4, 2019 at 10:41am — No Comments

Ignorance makes the world safe for totalitarianism

The public schools seem determined to become ever more dumbed-down. Where does this go?

As I collect examples of how ignorant our high school and college students have become, I can't help thinking: this story cannot have a happy ending.

If young people know nothing about the country's past, why would they be…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 3, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Purposeful Silencing of Black Women in Educational Leadership

theblackwallsttimes.comFebruary 8, 2018…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 29, 2018 at 10:36am — No Comments

21 Lessons in Leadership From the Prophet Muhammad

muslimmatters.orgOctober 28, 2014

21 Lessons in…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 29, 2018 at 10:32am — No Comments

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