April 2016 Blog Posts (60)

12 alternatives to timeouts when kids are at their worst BY WENDY THOMAS RUSSELL

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Added by Michael Keany on April 30, 2016 at 9:52am — No Comments

3 Questions to Guide Your Use of Student Feedback by Jen Wilka

3 Questions to Guide Your Use of Student Feedback

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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

3 Largest Barriers to Learning for Students Today by Lisa Niesen





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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

National Standards and Local Control

Educators are responsible for and to their local schools and districts. But, a national value for a highly educated population to preserve our democracy and a highly prepared workforce to sustain our national economy gives the federal government an interest in our work that cannot be denied. It is the bigger picture that evades many. If we are to object to these federal mandates, then how can we be sure we are not only taking care of our local concerns?  How do we assert our obligation…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on April 28, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments

So you want to help the poor and disadvantaged??

This is a huge theme running through all of contemporary education.

So what is the correct strategy? What sort of education would actually provide the most help to the poor?

This debate was played out nicely in the contrasting…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 27, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How Technologies Save Teachers’ Time and Increase Students’ Productivity by Leona Hinton

How Technologies Save Teachers’ Time and Increase Students’ Productivity

by Leona Hinton

One of the most important issues that teachers have been trying to solve for years is how to save time in their teaching efforts. Second to that is how to make students work as productively as possible. Teachers have tried a great deal of…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 27, 2016 at 9:48am — No Comments

When Rethinking Schools Don't Narrowly Define STEM

We applaud the Secretary King's leadership on the value of STEM for all but offer a caution about a narrow definition of STEM as the advancement, only, of science, technology, engineering, and math.  If those four content areas are advanced without a concomitant shift within the entire educational system, we stand to lose the full potential offered by STEM and this decade. A slew of unintended consequences may occur. The most serious is the contribution to a widening achievement gap…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on April 26, 2016 at 7:16am — No Comments

If the principal makes $262K in this 1,700 student charter school, wonder what the teachers make? By Danielle Dreilinger

Big money to New Orleans charter school execs

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Free market means free spending on New Orleans charter top salaries. Is it out of line? ( NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive)
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Added by Michael Keany on April 25, 2016 at 9:19am — No Comments

The secret recipe for high-performing schools? Heads who listen to teachers by Sir Harry Cooper



The secret recipe for high-performing schools? Heads who listen to teachers

Proactive headteachers with strong interpersonal skills are the key to delivering results at a time of…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 25, 2016 at 9:14am — No Comments

Hate Speech is on the Rise

It was the day of this year's Boston Marathon. An ESPN radio host in New York's Capital District was commenting on the Ethiopian runners who took the top honors for the day. In doing so, he made remarks that were so repugnant we won't repeat them here. We wrote the channel to confirm we had heard correctly. We received a response stating that "in retrospect it was an inappropriate comment in a vain attempt to be funny." And there you have it. The harm was done. Hanging unrepentantly in…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on April 24, 2016 at 7:14am — No Comments

Evolve as an Educator

Engagement in intentional professional growth opportunities is a key component of an evolving educator. For example, Twitter has taken the educational world by storm over the past five years. In my new book that I co-wrote with Billy Krakower and Scott Rocco, 140 Twitter Tips for…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on April 21, 2016 at 7:03am — No Comments

Whole Novels vs. Choice Reading: Or Both? BY CHERYL MIZERNY

Whole Novels vs. Choice Reading: Or Both?

A MiddleWeb Blog

not-easy-tween-logo-210-300-210x300 As I’ve admitted before, I am a PD junkie. Even though I have been…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 19, 2016 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Targeting ELLs with science - American Educational Research Journal

Targeting ELLs with science

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Added by Michael Keany on April 19, 2016 at 2:55pm — No Comments

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