June 2016 Blog Posts (44)

College and Career Ready: Job Security in the Real World

While others develop shared standards that serve schools across our country, on the ground, schools receive children who are self-starters, well prepared, motivated and present. At the same time, they also receive children who are poor, hungry, ill prepared, unmotivated, troubled, and some, disabled. Our goal is to have them all ready.  We cannot do this alone.  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 30, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments

10 Techniques to Teach Whole Class Novels BY CHERYL MIZERNY



10 Techniques to Teach Whole Class Novels

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I believe in teaching the READER, not the…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 29, 2016 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Could student loan repayment models from other countries work in the United States? by Ellen Wexler

Student Loan Lessons From Abroad…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2016 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Bad news for brain training by Daniel Willinham

Bad news for brain training

by Daniel Willinham

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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments

Leading Schools Within an Ecosystem

BREXIT has just passed in the United Kingdom and the world is rocking today. It is just one more example of the difficult questions this century is presenting to us.  We struggle to understand how as citizens of a nation we can be so impacted by others in the world.  Can we be independent as nations and interconnected simultaneously? If we are given the right to choose, do we retreat into what is autonomy to some and isolation to others or do we attempt to redefine autonomy within a…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 26, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

A Teacher’s Guide to Long Distance Tutoring By Alex Schrader

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A Teacher’s Guide to Long Distance Tutoring

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Added by Michael Keany on June 24, 2016 at 9:38am — No Comments

9 Main Reasons Why Public Schools Are Mediocre

We all like lists, especially if they are short and to the point. Here's a good example:

http://www.educationviews.org/9-big-reasons-public-schools-wallow-mediocrity/…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on June 23, 2016 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Healthy School Culture Depends Upon Human Resource Leadership

Dealing with human resource issues is a challenge for anyone. Most often, they are responsible for the accountability system related to the performance of others.  They must be consummate communicators, balancing human compassion with organizational mission. They are the delivers of professional rewards and accolades and of the hard and tough decisions that disrupt people's lives in significant ways.  They are the eyes and ears, the barometers, of the organizational culture and, as…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 21, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments

Summer Math Reading: Five Days of Favorites By Kristin Gray

Summer Math Reading: Five Days of Favorites

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Added by Michael Keany on June 20, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

Tools to Assess Social and Emotional Learning in Schools by Susan Denham

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Added by Michael Keany on June 20, 2016 at 8:16am — No Comments

10 Basic Google Keep Tips Every Teacher Should Know About

June 11, 2016

Google Keep is a powerful note taking application for teachers. It allows you to capture your thoughts in different format: audio, text and images. You can also use it to create to do-lists, add reminders to your notes, copy notes to your Google docs and many more. For those of you new to Google Keep, here is a handy visual that features 10 basic Google Keep…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2016 at 9:04am — No Comments

After a Careful Hiring Process, Then What?

In all cases, the recognition that professional development is a career long process is essential.  But, informed examination of alternatives and selection of options is essential to determine what professional development is needed for each individual.  Learning new ways of teaching and learning, or of leading a strategic planning process, or implementing the integration of technology or a shift into a STEM based learning environment, for example, is half the work.  The other half is…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 19, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Why Our Feedback Is Backfiring By Peter DeWitt and Nathan Lang

Why Our Feedback Is Backfiring

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Added by Michael Keany on June 18, 2016 at 9:08am — No Comments

Terror, Stress, and Leadership

Most schools across the country are on summer vacation. But a few northern schools are in their last week. Those educators will be deciding how to approach this tragedy to help children, faculty, and staff make sense of this horror and of the world as it is and can be. Listen to conversations around you. There are growing fears about air travel and heated debates about second amendment rights and privacy and safety. Cautions about movie theaters, sports events the like build concern,…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 16, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments

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