January 2016 Blog Posts (56)

The Power of Transcending Differences

The success of leaders depends, maybe more now than ever, upon the ability to know one's self, be one's self, and stay true to the purpose that guides one's life. If that ability can be paired with the ability to extend open minded and open hearted welcome to others, then break through moments can happen.  For a few, these seem to be naturally occurring co-creative, innate gifts. They inspire us but we cannot depend on those with natural gifts, only.  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on January 31, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

What We Can Do When Kids Don’t Write Clearly by Sarah Tantillo

What We Can Do When Kids Don’t Write Clearly

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Added by Michael Keany on January 29, 2016 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Booktalks and Book Reports in a Digital Age By Phil Goerner

Booktalks and Book Reports in a Digital Age | Tech Tidbits

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Added by Michael Keany on January 29, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Timely Feedback: Now or Never by JOHN MCCARTHY



Timely Feedback: Now or Never


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Added by Michael Keany on January 29, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

Farewell to the Walking Encyclopedia by Robert E. Slavin



Farewell to the Walking Encyclopedia

 01/28/2016
  • Huffington Post
    Robert E. SlavinDirector of the Center for Research and Reform…
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Added by Michael Keany on January 28, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Heartprints: An Inspiring School-Wide February Activity by Mark Lukert

Heartprints:

An Inspiring School-Wide February Activity

Education World



I have had a great response to this school-wide activity. One morning early in February, I read aloud the book Heart Prints, by P. K. Hallinan, during my morning announcements.

Via heartwarming verse, rhyming text, and delightful illustrations, beloved children's book author…
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Added by Michael Keany on January 28, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Assembly Line Simulations By Lindsey Petlak

Assembly Line Simulations

By Lindsey Petlak on January 28, 2016
  • Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8…
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Added by Michael Keany on January 28, 2016 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Classroom Storage Tips: Make the Most of Tight Spaces By Rhonda Stewart

Classroom Storage Tips: Make the Most of Tight Spaces

By Rhonda Stewart on December 4, 2015
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8,…
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Added by Michael Keany on January 28, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Can STEM be Education's Disruptive Innovation?

We believe that a systemic understanding of what STEM can be and do in schools allows for a locally chosen disruptive innovation that can catapult education into a new learning design. Our definition of STEM is broader and different from others. It is an inclusive term that reaches beyond the four subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math. It…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on January 28, 2016 at 7:12am — No Comments

Are YOU Standing Up for Tolerance? by Bill Ferriter

Are YOU Standing Up for Tolerance?



Fair warning, y'all:  I'm about to ask you a few uncomfortable questions. 

Here we go.

First question:  How did you feel when Donald Trump -- media celebrity and the leading…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 27, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Why Leaders Should Attend Teacher Trainings By Peter DeWitt

Why Leaders Should Attend Teacher Trainings

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Added by Michael Keany on January 27, 2016 at 10:47am — No Comments

Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators



Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

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Added by Michael Keany on January 27, 2016 at 10:19am — No Comments

Help Tweens Learn Better Social Skills BY CHERYL MIZERNY

Help Tweens Learn Better Social Skills

A MiddleWeb Blog

not-easy-tween-logo-210-300-210x300 I strongly believe in being a lifelong learner as well as a…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 26, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A – 10 questions about K-12 education

I'm always telling editors that if they want some quick copy, the easiest way is to send me a bunch of questions, I'll send back the answers, and the editors can edit any way they want. They control the whole thing. I think this is an irresistible offer. In fact, only a few people have taken me up on it. Recently Brad Nelson at Stubborn Things did.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 25, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments

4 Critical Leadership Abilities Leading to Student Success

No matter from where the demands come, preparing students for college and career remains primarily in the hands of the educators. A global economy has impacted workplaces and technology is redefining required workforce skills. Educators must keep pace with the world outside our walls. Only with that growing understanding can we prepare students for their graduation into college or career. Teaching and learning, itself, must be alive and…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on January 24, 2016 at 7:46am — No Comments

Why Schools And Hospitals Should Be More Like Theme Parks BY Nick de la Mare



Why Schools And Hospitals Should Be More Like Theme Parks

UNDERSTANDING HOW DESIGNERS CREATE THEME PARKS COULD HELP US REIMAGINE OUR MOST IMPORTANT SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

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Added by Michael Keany on January 21, 2016 at 7:59am — No Comments

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