October 2015 Blog Posts (68)

Why Leave Learning to Chance? by Robert E. Slavin

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Added by Michael Keany on October 30, 2015 at 6:02am — No Comments

17 Things People Don’t Understand About OCD



17 Things People Don’t Understand About OCD

OCD isn’t just about cleanliness.



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Added by Michael Keany on October 29, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Addressing Cyberbullying as a School Leader

New apps and social media sites seem to crop up and gain popularity with our students overnight, leaving us adults sometimes shaking our heads trying to keep up with the latest and greatest in technology. Students' excitement over using these apps can be overshadowed when cyberbullying occurs, leaving many students to feel helpless, confused, embarrassed or angry. Not to fear! As in other areas of a student's development, educators on the front lines can play an integral role in…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on October 29, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments

President Obama, Are You Sure Standardized Testing is the Problem?

President Obama, it isn't the standardized tests that are the problem!  This is the difficulty with too many cooks in the kitchen, and no recipe.  Everyone has an opinion, objections, suggestions, and solutions, even the POTUS.  All the presumed solutions are exhausting the system and do little to improve the system for the students. First, there has to be time spent truly discovering what the issues are. We need standards, measures, 21st century curriculum,…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on October 27, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments

Whole Language viewed as a Snipe Hunt

I've got many hundreds of articles on the Internet about education. So I'm embarrassed to admit that just today I stumbled on one of the most obvious metaphors for much of what goes on in our public schools. Embarrassed but still overjoyed. This metaphor is just too wonderful.

 Here is how Wikipedia defines a snipe hunt: "A snipe hunt or fool's errand is a type of practical…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 26, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What are "tests that are worth taking"? by Annie Murphy Paul

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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Will wearable tech become a classroom mainstay?

Will wearable tech become a classroom mainstay?

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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2015 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Try, try again? Psychologists question the value of 'grit' by Molly Jackson



Try, try again? Psychologists question the value of 'grit'

Willpower and determination only get you so far, say researchers: excessive 'grit' can prove more of a hindrance than a help. …

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Do’s and Don’ts for Schools Hosting an Author

Do’s and Don’ts for Schools Hosting an Author

In this graphic-novel-style piece in School Library Journal, author George O’Connor shares some suggestions based on his numerous presentations in schools:

Have someone ready to greet the author at the door so there are no hold-ups or hassles.

Have technology set…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2015 at 10:34am — No Comments

Why Sesame Street's new character isn't representative of most kids with autism by Joy Resmovits

Why Sesame Street's new character isn't representative of most kids with autism

Meet Julia, Sesame Street's newest muppet
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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Student Discipline, Race And Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Charter Schools by Leo Casey

Student Discipline, Race And Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Charter Schools

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

History Class and the Fictions About Race in America by Alia Wong

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

GED test takers decline with changes

GED test takers decline with changes

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a state where 14 percent of adults haven't graduated high school, the GED test is a lifeline for many Mississippians hoping to improve their job skills and better their lives.

But changes made to the GED test in 2014 have led to nine times fewer…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

What Scotland learned from making college tuition free by Libby Nelson



What Scotland learned from making college tuition free



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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments

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