May 2014 Blog Posts (83)

ALA Suggested Summer Reading Lists

Keep children reading over the summer to prevent a loss of skills known as the "summer slide."  Encourage them to select their own books to see that reading is a pleasurable activity and to motivate them to become lifelong learners and readers.

The ALA, American Library Association has released suggested summer reading lists to help you get started.…

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Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on May 31, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

HAT-680 - All You Should Know About This Exam

What is HAT-680 Exam?

The exam HAT-680 is the exam code for the popularly demanded Hitachi certification Data Systems Storage in the Storage Administration. This certification is directly associated with the skills of configuration and management of the data administration of the Hitachi technologies. Basically this certification is for the Hitachi data storage technology users and tests the…

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Added by Nadine Myrick on May 31, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

The War Against Black Boys

The traditional belief of phonics experts is that you can teach virtually every child to read in the first or second grade. See video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JV0tPGn-Ws ;

If you don’t use the right methods, the kids will be dysfunctional in various ways (but it doesn’t mean there’s anything actually wrong with those kids). 

The underlying problem, according to many investigators,…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on May 29, 2014 at 8:19pm — No Comments

4 Steps to Becoming a Maker Teacher

4 Steps to Becoming a Maker Teacher 

appeared on Getting Smart on May 19, 2014 and is written by Gayle Allen and Lisa Yokana



Read more at http://gettingsmart.com/2014/05/4-steps-becoming-maker-teacher/

The Maker Movement has become a global phenomenon. In 2013, nearly 100 …

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Added by School Leadership on May 29, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

50 End-of-School-Year, Self-Probing Questions for Educators

50 End-of-School-Year, Self-Probing Questions for Educators

As posted on Getting Smart on May 21, 2014 BY  

Visit …

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Added by School Leadership on May 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

25 Interesting STEM Experts Worth Following On Twitter By Katie Lepi on May 26, 2014 on http://www.edudemic.com/stem-experts-twitter/ Whether you’re a science teacher or not, education and the STEM …

25 Interesting STEM Experts Worth Following On Twitter

Whether you’re a science teacher or not, education and the …

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Added by School Leadership on May 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Inspiring Video: SEAL commander delivers 10 life lessons in UT commencement

http://wtkr.com/2014/05/21/video-seal-commander-delivers-10-life-lessons-in-ut-commencement-speech/

SEAL commander delivers 10 life lessons in UT commencement 

I don’t know if anyone saw this, worth watching.  

Inspiring…..

Added by Theodore Fulton Ed.D. on May 28, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

Practice Makes Perfect: Truth Or Fiction? by Jeff Dunn

Practice Makes Perfect: Truth Or Fiction?

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Added by School Leadership on May 28, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Improvement vs. Innovation

Improvement vs. Innovation appeared on Getting Smart

Read more at http://gettingsmart.com/2014/05/improvement-vs-innovation/

By: Tom Vander Ark is founder and CEO of Getting Smart. He is also a partner in Learn Capital and a director of iNACOL, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation, Charter Board Partners, Strive for College, and…

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Added by School Leadership on May 27, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Strategic Planning in Schools by Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

The strategic planning process begins in the spring for many schools. It can be challenging for school leadership teams to shift their thinking from closing out the current year to preparing for the next. In April, I reviewed The School Improvement Planning Handbook by Duke, Carr, and Sterrett. Their seven-step plan for developing and implementing school improvement plans is a good place to start.



They recommend the following steps:



1. Data gathering- use multiple sources,… Continue

Added by Debbie Wooleyhand on May 27, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Schools...the New Digital Age Learning Organization?

Schools...the New Digital Age Learning Organization?

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Added by William Brennan, Ed.D. on May 25, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Be in National Magazine

An editor I know is looking for an educator to comment on "number partners" or "graphing/ungraphing."  If you have expertise with either of those, and would like to be quoted in a national parenting magazine, please email bookgirlblogger(at)gmail(dot)com.



Happy reading and quoting,

Christine…

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Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on May 23, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

I Never Took an SAT Exam

I Never Took an SAT Exam

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Jonathan T. Jefferson

 

How better to make my point than to share my own experiences?  I am not a fan of college admissions tests, and find it absurd the amount of time and money spent preparing for them.  The “haves” can spend the money while the “have-nots” cannot.  This does not make the haves smarter than the have-nots; just more aware of the strategies employed to help…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on May 22, 2014 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

First lady: Arts education important to good schools

First lady: Arts education important to good schools

First lady Michelle Obama dances on stage with student performers as she and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) host the White House Talent Show in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 22, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

School evals face same problems as those in hospitals by Allie Gross

School evals face same problems as those in hospitals

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Added by Michael Keany on May 21, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

The altered trajectory of Michelle Robinson

The altered trajectory of Michelle Robinson

In 1975, under pressure from the Supreme Court decision desegregating public schools, Chicago opened a racially integrated high school for high achievers that changed young Michelle Robinson's life, writes Sheryl Gay Stolberg for The New York Times. Her now husband, Barack Obama, attended a prep school in multicultural Hawaii, but Mrs. Obama was raised in a one-bedroom apartment and later a house in South Shore, a…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 21, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

Lessons from Thoreau: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify! by Bruce Oliver



May 2014 Volume XI Issue IV

The namesake for the school where I was a principal for sixteen years was the poet and…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 21, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Students need choice: ZIP codes shouldn’t predetermine students’ success by Lee Jackson

Students need choice: ZIP codes shouldn’t predetermine students’ success

Posted May 20, 2014, at 1:46 p.m.

Last modified May 20, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
Bangor Daily News…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 21, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments

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