June 2017 Blog Posts (35)

The Leader Behind Two Students and a Master Schedule Solution

This fall, two remarkable young men, seniors at Fondy, approached Mr. Scottberg, the assistant principal charged with the role of scheduling that hour.  The students, Isaiah Zubke and Kevin Wuest identified some of the difficulties with our current scheduling program, including the ability for students to "override" the program.  Isaiah and Kevin came with a solution-focused perspective.  As young entrepreneurs, Isaiah and Kevin Co-founded Rebentify Technologies and offered their…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 29, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments

Searching for the Invisible, Forgotten Students

Public education is a wonder. We have managed through federal and local funds to provide a free education to the children in our nation.  It is an expectation that a student will be educated, free of charge, no matter where they live, no matter their income. But, how do schools meet the needs of all students when they are structured so all students fit as fully as possible into one single design? How do schools manage to reach the invisible children when they are built to address the…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 27, 2017 at 8:02am — No Comments

The 2017 National Teacher of the Year on the mom who changed how she talks to her toughest students



 HOW I TEACH

The 2017 National Teacher of the Year on the mom who changed how she…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Theseus in Education



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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2017 at 5:26am — No Comments

10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men



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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

Educational Dangers of Shrinking Attention Spans

Have you noticed you stop reading articles before coming to the end? Or that professional development books have fewer pages?  Has attention span been affected by Email and Twitter? Many notice these changes in their own behavior and the behavior of the learners in their classrooms. This attention reduction changes the way information is obtained and will ultimately affect the manner in which teaching and learning takes place.  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 25, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Unearthing the Why

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Added by Michael Keany on June 23, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

Why I Left Teaching: Tidying Up Your Time and Finding Joy

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Added by Michael Keany on June 21, 2017 at 9:27am — No Comments

DeVos Says More Money Won't Help Schools; Research Says Otherwise

DeVos Says More Money Won't Help Schools; Research Says Otherwise

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Added by Michael Keany on June 20, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

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Added by Michael Keany on June 20, 2017 at 4:10pm — No Comments

One in four Muslim bullying incidents involves a teacher

One in four Muslim bullying incidents involves a teacher…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 20, 2017 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Adolescent Suicide: An Urgent Call for School and Community Leaders

In a surprise ruling this week, Judge Lawrence Moniz found that 17-year-old Michelle Carter's words were the contributing cause of Conrad Roy III's suicide. She was found guilty of manslaughter in what was called a "texting suicide" case. This is a story of young lives: one lost and one ruined and two families left with lifetimes of sorrow. The actions of Mr. Roy, following the directions of his girlfriend, raises questions about his story. And hers. And the ongoing state of the mental…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 18, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Two Views on Welcoming Students and Parents

In a recent conversation with a parent who is sending her only child to kindergarten, we heard her concerns about the school district in which she lives. Although including a small middle class neighborhood, over 80% of the district's student population are on free and reduced lunch, a key indicator of poverty. For several months this young mother tried to make an appointment to visit the school but she received no follow up with an appointment time.  Finally, on kindergarten…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on June 13, 2017 at 7:38am — No Comments

How to Switch to Whole-Class Guided Reading



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Added by Michael Keany on June 12, 2017 at 8:10am — No Comments

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