July 2019 Blog Posts (21)

Four Beliefs of Dingbat Leaders by Dan Rockwell

Four Beliefs of Dingbat Leaders

by Dan Rockwell

There are smart leaders, stupid leaders, and then…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 30, 2019 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Getting a Teaching Job: When All Else Fails

Getting a Teaching Job: When All Else Fails by Larry Aronstein

         “I’ve done everything I can think of; now it’s the summer, and I still don’t have a job. What should I do now?” Well, this calls for extraordinary measures. Basketball coaches motivate their players as the game draws to an end and the score is still close by telling them, “Leave everything you’ve got on the court.” This means exhaust all possibilities. Most school leaders are on vacation during July and…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on July 29, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Students Can Now Take 'Mental Health Days' Home From School

OR Students Can Now Take 'Mental Health Days' Home From School



Oregon will allow students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 26, 2019 at 10:36am — No Comments

EXCELLENT ARTICLE APPLICABLE TO PRONOUNCING STUDENT NAMES CORRECTLY: THEY’RE NOT “HARD,” THEY’RE “UNPRACTICED”

EXCELLENT ARTICLE APPLICABLE TO PRONOUNCING STUDENT NAMES CORRECTLY: THEY’RE NOT “HARD,” THEY’RE “UNPRACTICED”

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Added by Michael Keany on July 26, 2019 at 10:17am — No Comments

Printed vs digital text: A meta-analysis

Printed vs digital text: A…
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Added by Michael Keany on July 26, 2019 at 8:35am — No Comments

K-12: Getting Rid of the Good Stuff

A lot of things once thought crucial in K-12 classrooms are nowadays kicked out on the street.

The very essence of education, and you change this at your peril, is learning that certain people did certain things at certain times for certain reasons. Now, our Education Establishment can play games all day but as you get rid of various elements in that equation, you have lost History, for one…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on July 16, 2019 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Any School Could Do This If It Wanted To. So Why Don't They? by David Knuffke

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Added by Michael Keany on July 15, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Is ES=+0.50 Achievable? Schoolwide Approaches That Might Meet This Standard by Robert E. Slavin

Is ES=+0.50 Achievable?
Schoolwide Approaches That Might Meet This Standard…
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Added by Michael Keany on July 13, 2019 at 8:26am — No Comments

The Demotivating Effect (and Unintended Message) of Awards

The Demotivating Effect (and Unintended Message) of Awards

44 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2018 Last revised: 13 Feb 2019…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 10, 2019 at 8:16am — No Comments

How do students in China and the U.S. perceive school climate differently?

How do students in China and the U.S. perceive school climate…
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Added by Michael Keany on July 10, 2019 at 8:11am — No Comments

FAKE PEDAGOGY: PUBLIC SCHOOLS CREATE LOW IQ STUDENTS BY DESIGN

A thesis for years is that our public schools use inferior methods. These methods are subtle and complicated, so that the ordinary person does not see the deception. Teachers may not see the deception.

One of the fun parts of studying education is you get to look at these anomalies and decide hey, this is a clunker. It should be eliminated. 

It's tedious to…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on July 9, 2019 at 4:18pm — No Comments

This High School Aims to Guide All of Its First-Generation Students Into Professional Careers. It’s Getting Close.

This CA High School Aims to Guide All of Its First-Generation Students Into Professional Careers. It’s Getting Close.



Nationally, just 11% of first-generation students from low-income families complete college. In contrast, 80% of Eastside College Preparatory…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 8, 2019 at 9:07am — No Comments

Moving Schools Towards Wellness: Systemic change to reduce mental health and substance abuse problems. ___ By Robert Tymann, EdD

To support every student in their intellectual and personal growth every day.  This, I believe, is the purpose of public education. Students will struggle to "grow" in either area if mental health issues prevent them from developing the cognitive regulation, emotional regulation, and social/interpersonal skills appropriate for their developmental stage. June 30, 2019, Sunday edition of the New York Times featured an article titled, What You…

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Added by Robert Tymann on July 4, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Is that a 21st century school?

Is that a 21st century school?

Ray Bordwell of Whittle School and Studios writes that while malls, hospitals, airports and nearly all other large buildings have modernized, school design has in many ways remained static.…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 3, 2019 at 9:37am — No Comments

A Chipmunk in Traffic

A Chipmunk in Traffic

by Dan Rockwell

You’re like a chipmunk in traffic because you need to prove yourself.…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 2, 2019 at 8:53am — No Comments

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