October 2012 Blog Posts (108)

What makes Edcamp popular with teachers?

During the weekend, I attended my fourth #EdcampNYC. I have attended or participated in about a dozen Edcamps nationwide. I think that puts me in a solid position to make a few considered observations on the subject. In the interest of full disclosure, SmartBrief and SmartBlog on Education have supported the Edcamp Foundation during the past year.

The Edcamp movement has been around for a few years. It is a widely known professional-development format that was spawned from social…

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Added by Tom Whitby on October 31, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Happy Halloween Treat

Visit my Literacy Connections blog for a yummy, but ghoulish recipe to make this Halloween!  MWHAHAHAHAHA!

 

Happy Halloween reading,

Christine

Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on October 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Missing Link

One of the many things that I love about my job is my freedom to attend national education conferences for the purpose of meeting with educators and commenting on trends and changes in the education system many of which are introduced, and explored at these conferences. I wish I could say that I could objectively report on the influences these conferences have on education, but my personal bias as a long, long time public educator prevents that from happening. I will always view these…

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Added by Tom Whitby on October 30, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

Developmental Designs for Middle School

Visit my Literacy Connections blog to read a New York Times piece on Developmental Designs, written by a sixth-grade English teacher.  Enjoy!

 

Happy reading,

Christine

Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on October 30, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond

C. M. Rubin

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Added by Michael Keany on October 29, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Top Tips for Teachers Hunkering Down During Hurricane

These tips are for all the teachers in the path of Hurricane Sandy.  Click here for the  most productive ways to wait out the storm.  Stay safe!

Happy hurricane reading,

Christine

Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on October 29, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

Nook vs. Book - Round 11

Which is better for students, teachers, and readers of all ages, an ebook or a traditional book?  To see the latest round in the heavywight championship, Nook vs. Book, visit my Literacy Connections blog,

 

Happy reading,

Christine

Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on October 28, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

Fair Isn’t Equal: Seven Classroom Tips by DR. RICHARD CURWIN

Fair Isn’t Equal: Seven Classroom Tips

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Added by Michael Keany on October 27, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

From Surviving to Thriving: Making the Case for SEL by Maurice Elias

From Surviving to Thriving: Making the Case for SEL

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Added by Michael Keany on October 27, 2012 at 4:10pm — No Comments

“Two Cheers for Gates Foundation Student Survey Research” By Dr. John Thompson



“Two Cheers for Gates Foundation Student Survey Research” — Guest Post By Dr. John Thompson

 



(Editor’s Note: As regular readers know, I’ve written a great deal about how I use student evaluations to improve my classes and my instruction (see …

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Added by Michael Keany on October 27, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Assessing Ourselves To Death by Matthew Di Carlo

Assessing Ourselves To Death

Posted by  on October 4, 2012
Shanker Blog

** Reprinted here in the Washington…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 27, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

What Would a Second Obama Term Look Like on Education? By Alyson Klein

What Would a Second Obama Term Look Like on Education?

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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2012 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Election Projects Get Students Critically Engaged by Susan Boss

Election Projects Get Students Critically Engaged

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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Should Students Grade Teachers? by Craig Jerald

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Celebrating National Character Counts Week

Celebrating National Character Counts Week

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

100 Repetitions by Jeffrey Benson

100 Repetitions

Jeffrey Benson

October 2012 | Volume 70 | Number 2 

Students Who Challenge Us Pages 76-78

Ed Leadership

Teachers of troubled students need to know that the road to success is paved with many useful failures.…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

8 Signs You've Found Your Life's Work BY AMBER RAE



8 Signs You've Found Your Life's Work

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Leadership Lessons from the Boston Red Sox

S. Chris Edmonds

Culture not working? Make a change

By  on October 23rd, 2012 

Sometimes it feels like your team or organization is running beautifully. Other…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What Would a President Romney Do on K-12? By Rick Hess

What Would a President Romney Do on K-12?

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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