October 2018 Blog Posts (43)

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones.”…



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Added by Michael Keany on October 30, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments

An Educator Admits Her Mistakes -- Expose

Three-minute animation tells you everything you need to know

about why our public schools are mediocre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Chjlzn8ByQ&t=17s…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 27, 2018 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Should schools require in-class presentations?

Should schools require in-class presentations?

Some students are calling for an end to in-class presentations saying they are too stressful for students, especially those with anxiety. Some educators say they see value in forcing students to make presentations to prepare them for…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2018 at 10:31am — No Comments

Superintendent: How to personalize learning

Superintendent: How to personalize learning

Personalizing instruction goes beyond technology, writes Bill Shields, superintendent of an Illinois school district that has been working to shift to personalized instruction since 2012. In this commentary, he shares six strategies the district has…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

Educator shares 9 leadership mistakes

Educator shares 9 leadership mistakes

Effective school leaders should be able to recognize and avoid potential missteps, writes Matthew Joseph of Milford Public Schools in Milford, Mass. In this commentary, he shares nine common leadership mistakes, including trying to be popular and failing to properly define goals.

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Added by Michael Keany on October 26, 2018 at 10:25am — No Comments

Podcast Playlist for Innovative Educators

Podcast Playlist for Innovative Educators

by Lisa Nielsen

The learning never stops for Innovative educators. When you’re jogging, cleaning, driving, or out walking your dog, a podcast provides a great way to keep the learning going while you’re doing something else.

Here is my current podcast list.  

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Added by Michael Keany on October 23, 2018 at 10:35am — No Comments

Building design a critical component in preventing school shootings

Building design a critical component in preventing school shootings

School violence affects communities nationwide, but addressing it requires carefully weighing the need for a welcoming environment with safety…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 17, 2018 at 9:51am — No Comments

Moon Shot Goals by Dan Rockwell

Moon Shot Goals

by Dan Rockwell

Realistic goals are useful, but a Moon-Shot-Goal is transformative. John Glenn…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 17, 2018 at 9:26am — No Comments

K-12 is too often a Museum of the Bizarre and Absurd

The Star-Nosed Mole is my poster boy for K-12. (See article.)

 There are too many dysfunctional and dishonest methods in our public schools. The people who design these things – this is my  conclusion--do not intend them to work in the claimed manner. Rather, they are intended to create mediocrity and muddled thinking. What else can you decide when you look at Common Core Math?. What else can you think when you consider that Sight-words are a terrible…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 16, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

For the Love of Lit - Four Free Webinars for ELA Teachers

For the Love of Lit - Four Free Webinars for ELA Teachers

Teachers! Join us as we bring the Great American Read to your classroom. 

This four-part virtual professional learning series…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 16, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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