March 2015 Blog Posts (83)

Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell By Jordan Moeny

Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell

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An influential language arts teacher who…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 24, 2015 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Lessons from 'Thug Notes': Does Swearing Belong in the Classroom? by Mary Jo Madda

Lessons from 'Thug Notes': Does Swearing Belong in the Classroom?

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Added by Michael Keany on March 24, 2015 at 12:49pm — No Comments

The Twelve Data Questions for Preparing Students for Career Readiness?

If your school is committed to making students career ready as well as college ready, there are twelve data questions that teachers and administrators need to be prepared to answer. Most decisions about measures of career readiness are best defined at the district or school level rather than state level. Simple state accountability measures grossly overlook …

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Added by Richard Jones on March 24, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments

What Happens To Disenfranchised Students?

A recent news reporter used the word 'gang' when referencing a young man wanting to join ISIS.  It was a word and idea that had been part of our thinking all these months, but there it was, the first time it was said out loud. What is it about gangs and gang-like activity that attracts young people? And what can schools do about it? Read more...

Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on March 24, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments

Focused Leadership: Fish Don't Rot From the Tail First by Steve Ventura

Focused Leadership: Fish Don't Rot From the Tail First

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Added by Michael Keany on March 23, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments

CAN WE DISCUSS THE WHOLE CLASS NOVEL FOR A MOMENT? by Pernille Ripp

CAN WE DISCUSS THE WHOLE CLASS NOVEL FOR A MOMENT?

I have been pondering the idea of the repeated whole class novel; a bastion of English classes everywhere.  I have been pondering why this practice seems to flourish in English classes everywhere despite what it seems to be doing to some students’ love of reading.  Frankly, I am starting to get upset about it, after all, it is hard not to when my incredible niece who…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 23, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

Updated 100-105 Questions - Crack 100-105 Exam in with braindumps

Passing the Cisco 100-105—great advantages for the IT professionals

Understanding the nature of 100-105 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1

The Cisco Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 is a well-known Cisco certification exam, which is associated with  numerous promising job roles. The Cisco 100-105 questions has designed the core areas of Cisco Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 in a technical way and…

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Added by ethel zylstra on March 22, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Matthew Kohut – The Two Hidden Qualities of Effective Educators

Matthew Kohut – The Two Hidden Qualities of Effective Educators

Based upon research in social science, Matthew Kohut claims there are universal metaphors that cue our bodies via hormonal boosts to trust people. Humans can influence their public speaking abilities by body pose and influence others with non-verbal communication. Matthew reminds us to align the visual, the vocal, and the verbal when speaking to others. These are three channels that are most effective when they work…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 22, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

Leaders: Balance Knowledge and Heart

When accountability overtakes good work, heart is lost.  When worry, fear and stress overtake us, our head doesn't work at its best and our heart connection is lost.  When lists of "what to do" get too long and attention to "how to do" is regulated, the heart voice is diminished.  Read more...

Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on March 22, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

K-12 education in the twilight zone

Statisticians say this country has 50,000,000 functional illiterates? How is that possible?  Clearly, you need many educrats willing to push a bad idea for many decades. I say that because the method typically taught in our public schools plainly does not work.

Whole Word (known by at least a dozen…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 21, 2015 at 7:45pm — No Comments

The Common Fear About the Common Core by Steve Peha

The Common Fear About the Common Core

by Steve Peha

TEACHING THAT MAKES SENSE

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A recent article in EdWeek expressed what I…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 19, 2015 at 9:54am — 2 Comments

CULTURE: How Do We Want Our Kids to Be Smart? by Steve Peha

CULTURE: How Do We Want Our Kids to Be Smart?

by Steve Peha

TEACHING THAT MAKES SENSE

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Here in the Age of Standards and Testing, we begin with the question: “How smart do we want our kids to be?” But I…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 19, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

The Right Words Help Shape Your Message

Words are important.  They convey thoughts, ideas, concerns, feelings, and attitudes. They can be inviting and encouraging and they can be diminishing and limiting. We hope our use of words is intentional. We do know that in creating board policy and in reviewing and revising handbooks and Codes of Conduct words get a lot of attention, even little ones like 'can' and 'may'.  But emails and memos are often shot off without the same consideration and revision, so thinking about what…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on March 19, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Pearson’s “Monitoring” of PARCC Test-Takers‬

In an increasingly challenging school climate filled with educational reform and changing testing mandates, I find this story worth sharing with my esteemed School Leadership 2.0 colleagues:

Last Thursday, Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional High School district in Warren, N.J. was notified that Pearson had issued a "priority 1 alert" for a test item breach within one of her schools.  According to the NJDOE, a student "Tweeted" a…

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Added by Ryan Fisk on March 18, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

Principal Evaluation: Focused on the Trees or the Forest? by Ray Smith and Julie Smith

Principal Evaluation: Focused on the Trees or the Forest?

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Added by Michael Keany on March 17, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

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