March 2019 Blog Posts (39)

The Screening Interview by Larry Aronstein

How is my resume screened? What is the screener really looking for? How do screening committees make decisions? If I apply for a job and don’t hear back should I call? Although each district customizes their process, the variations are usually minor. So, how does it really work?

When you apply for a position, be prepared to wait. Don’t be a pest and call the personnel office to inquire about your…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on March 29, 2019 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Why is education reform so difficult???

Probably nothing else in American society is so difficult to change. Why is that?

BRIEF MEMO

about the two big obstacles

blocking education…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 26, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

2 simple math activities help counteract spring fever

2 simple math activities help counteract spring fever

Michelle Russell says her classes were beginning the slide into pre-Spring Break slump when she opted to try some simple math games she'd been tucking away for "later." Both the Math Card War and One Incorrect activities proved engaging and useful for formative feedback. …
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Added by Michael Keany on March 22, 2019 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Earth Day: Going green in the middle grades

Earth Day: Going green in the middle grades

Megan Kelly is passionate about making students more aware of human impact on the planet and working with them to take action. Earth Day is on April 22. You can plan now how you will celebrate and make your school a more eco-friendly place. Kelly shares her local, national and international Eco Club ideas. …
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Added by Michael Keany on March 22, 2019 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Middle-school students may benefit from cardiovascular screening

Middle-school students may benefit from CV screening

Researchers recruited 45 middle-school students to undergo cardiovascular screening at school and found that 34.8% had high HbA1C or lipid levels and 23.2% had high triglyceride levels, while 42.2% had a body mass index in the overweight or obese range and 57.8% had a normal…
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Added by Michael Keany on March 22, 2019 at 3:06pm — No Comments

7 Secrets Remarkable Leaders Embrace that Average Leaders Neglect

7 Secrets Remarkable Leaders Embrace that Average Leaders Neglect

by Dan Rockwell

32,294 is the number of points it took for LeBron…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 22, 2019 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Why Do Teachers Have Such Lousy Parental Leave?

Why Do Teachers Have Such Lousy Parental Leave?

Peter Greene

At Working Mother, Amy Sherman asks a really good question-- It's a Mom-Dominated Profession. So…
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Added by Michael Keany on March 21, 2019 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House

By Betsy Corcoran     Mar 20, 2019…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 21, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bill Gates Thinks The Textbook Is Dying. Is He Right?

Bill Gates Thinks The Textbook Is Dying. Is He Right?

  • By Peter Greene, …
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Added by Michael Keany on March 21, 2019 at 11:59am — No Comments

Meet Albert Lynd--one of education's great heroes

Lynd wrote a wonderfully insolent book in 1950 titled "Quackery in the public schools."

That's about 70 years ago. He nailed everything ahead of his time and it's still hot news.

The book is too expensive now, but here's my review: …

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 19, 2019 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Study looks at prevalence of back pain among youths

Study looks at prevalence of back pain among youths

One-third of children and adolescents ages 10 to 18 reported having back pain during the previous year, with every year of increasing age associated with a nearly 4% higher prevalence in back pain reporting, but only 41% looked for treatment, researchers reported at the…
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Added by Michael Keany on March 18, 2019 at 11:25am — No Comments

Opinion: Simulations help train education leaders

Opinion: Simulations help train education leaders

Many education leaders could benefit from simulated professional development, asserts David DeJong, an assistant professor of educational administration at the University of South Dakota. In this commentary, he describes how addressing challenging situations in a virtual…
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Added by Michael Keany on March 18, 2019 at 11:22am — No Comments

Study: Perfect attendance certificates backfire

Study: Perfect attendance certificates backfire

Study: Perfect attendance certificates backfire
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Middle- and high-school students in 14 districts on the West Coast were less likely to have perfect attendance after…
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Added by Michael Keany on March 18, 2019 at 11:15am — No Comments

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