July 2015 Blog Posts (61)

Will Your Leadership Help Teachers Develop Social-Emotional Skills in Their Students?

In the last few years, an attempt to extinguish bullying has taken center stage.  Few disagree with the premise that bullying is harmful and must not be accepted in our schools.  But, a narrow focus on bullying can be a distraction from the bigger value of overall social emotional health. Students' "emotional centers of the brain" have an impact on cognitive learning.  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on July 30, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not by STEVE DRUMMOND

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

JULY 27, 201511:03 AM ET…
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Added by Michael Keany on July 29, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments

The Evidence or the Morgue by Robert Slavin

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Posted: 07/23/2015 10:51 am EDT  Updated: 07/24/2015 3:59 pm…
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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What Are We Teaching Students About Gender Roles?

The potential for gender bias lies within all of us. There are educators in classrooms who tend to call one gender more frequently, accept a brief answers given by boys and expect and welcome longer answers from girls, throughout the building there are those who greet boys with a pat on the back and girls with a gentle hand on the shoulder. Encouragement is offered, even in the earliest of years, in ways that are gender defining. The long held term "guys" is considered gender neutral,…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on July 27, 2015 at 6:55am — No Comments

How a social media hashtag can build school engagement by Bill Ferriter

How a social media hashtag can build school engagement 

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Principals should use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to effectively communicate with parents and other…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments

How educators are encouraging independent reading

How educators are encouraging independent reading 

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Educators and librarians are finding ways to…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments

Study: Most students don't retain 7th-grade friends By Lizette Borreli

Friends Forever? 4 Reasons Why Friends Drift Apart And Outgrow Each Other

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out by Robert Jeffers

What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out

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Added by Michael Keany on July 23, 2015 at 6:45am — 1 Comment

Integrating Mindfulness Into Education

Teachers need tools and support to be effective in their work and maintain emotional well-being. Although the rewards can be profound, educators face job stresses that challenge the maintenance of emotional balance. Teachers are tasked with creating a structured learning environment that promotes academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and social-emotional development. Accountability to standardized learning outcomes intensifies the demands of teaching.…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on July 23, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work By Peter DeWitt

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

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Added by Michael Keany on July 22, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

How to Give Teachers the Feedback They Need By Matthew Lynch

How to Give Teachers the Feedback They Need

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

21st-Century PD: Retention, Reflection, and Redistribution of Knowledge by BOB DILLON





21st-Century PD: Retention, Reflection, and Redistribution of Knowledge

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2015 at 9:36am — No Comments

How Teaching With Symmetry Improves Math Understanding By Katrina Schwartz





How Teaching With Symmetry Improves Math Understanding…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments

Trusted Leaders: An Indispensable Resource For Teachers

We recently wrote a post on shared values and the important way those shared values, when lived in practice, can help the organization. This is especially true when parents and students trust the invitation to join teachers and school leaders to contribute to student success.  Trust is essential in an efficacious and healthy organization. Stephen Covey described it as the bank account…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on July 21, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

Best educational apps you can put to use this summer

While some teachers think that summer is a time when you can relax and enjoy warm weather, I take it as a personal and professional challenge to find as much information as I can before the school starts.

This summer I went through the newest educational apps most of us either ignored or didn’t know exist.

In this article, I will list…

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Added by Paula Thompson on July 21, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

Stop "Defending" Music by Peter Greene



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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Bottom 5% by Peter Greene

A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.

Bottom 5%

by Peter Greene…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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