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Toxic Positivity is Hurting Education

Toxic Positivity is Hurting Education

by David Franklin

One of the most interesting and polarizing concepts in education that has popped up in recent years is the notion…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 15, 2021 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Virtual Coaching With Real Results for School Leaders



Virtual Coaching With Real Results for School Leaders

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Marissa King 
edutopia.org
4 min




As a school leader coach, I work…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 12, 2021 at 11:49am — No Comments

5 critical best practices for concise, engaging school communications

5 critical best practices for concise, engaging school communications

A district communications official writes that educators must remember school is one commitment out of many for busy families, and simplicity is often key.

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Added by Michael Keany on October 12, 2021 at 11:45am — No Comments

Why was Ken Robinson such a phenom?

Our education establishment is constantly telling us that some new gimmick is a new plateau, a new level for education.

Robinson died recently and there were a lot of articles about him, many of them negative. I was surprised as the press on him was enthusiastic for many years.

So here's a short introduction to why I was always suspicious of him, and why…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 7, 2021 at 5:17pm — No Comments

5 powerful things to think about when using primary sources

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Added by Michael Keany on October 6, 2021 at 1:37pm — No Comments

7 Questions that Change the Way People Think

7 Questions that Change the Way People Think

by Dan Rockwell

When making decisions the most important thing is to make them. The principles of decision-making…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 6, 2021 at 10:01am — No Comments

THE BEST ONLINE TOOLS TO SEE NEWSPAPERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

THE BEST ONLINE TOOLS TO SEE NEWSPAPERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Added by Michael Keany on October 5, 2021 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Socialism versus Education. Guess who loses.

Starting with John Dewey, our Education Establishment tended to think of education as primarily social engineering.

In other words, their goal was dumbing down but for all the right reasons. Even if you agree with a socialist agenda, is it good to do all this in secrecy?

We need a lot more open discussion of what's going on in our schools. There is…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 1, 2021 at 8:58pm — No Comments

ADVICE FOR NEWER LEADERS by Larry Aronstein

Here is a typical message I often get from newer school leaders:

I wanted to touch base with you. I have a few questions and value your insight.  I had a successful year.  Being a leader is certainly a challenge, but I have learned a lot. Do you have any advice for year two or three?

(1) How, in your experiences, do…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on September 30, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English

How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English

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Samantha Shane 
edutopia.org
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Added by Michael Keany on September 30, 2021 at 10:16am — No Comments

SubjectToClimate is an online connector for K-12 teachers of all subjects to find credible, unbiased, and engaging materials on climate change

SubjectToClimateTM is an online connector for K-12 teachers of all subjects to find credible, unbiased, and engaging materials on climate change. 

Our goal is to enhance climate knowledge and inspire action by making climate change teaching and learning accessible to all.



Think of it as a nonprofit “Yelp” for educators to find the right resources…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 30, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English

How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English

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Samantha Shane 
edutopia.org
4 min…






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Added by Michael Keany on September 30, 2021 at 9:59am — No Comments

12 Things Smart Leaders Don’t Say

12 Things Smart Leaders Don’t Say

by Dan Rockwell

#1. I should have. ‘Should have’ is backward facing. Do your best to speak into the future. Instead of shoulding-yourself,…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 30, 2021 at 9:55am — No Comments

How do we save K-12?

There are always the same two steps, first one and then the other. Identify the illness. Cure the illness.

There are so many symptoms of pathology. It's no good to pretend otherwise. Illness can't be cured until everyone understands that there is an illness.

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 25, 2021 at 5:25pm — No Comments

What Are Your Odds of Getting Interviews? by Larry Aronstein

Seeking a leadership position is similar to a competitive horse-race. The odds for your success are largely based on: (1) the status of the potential employer, (2) the degree of nepotism at play, and (3) your qualifications and experience. The status of school communities can be stereotyped according to their historic reputation, that is the perceived quality of education, affluence, political stability, students’ college acceptance, achievement scores, etc.…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on September 23, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Case Against Classroom Management . . . a Quarter-Century Later by Alfie Kohn



The Case Against Classroom Management . . . a Quarter-Century Later

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Alfie Kohn 
alfiekohn.org
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Added by Michael Keany on September 20, 2021 at 9:34am — No Comments

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