November 2018 Blog Posts (25)

A Professional Development Alternative

 

I recently attended the annual conference held by NYSCATE, the New York State ISTE affiliate organization. It is a favorite conference of mine, since I served as a board member of that organization for about six years. It is also both comprehensive and progressive in the way of education conferences. As with all education conferences it is easy to…

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Added by Tom Whitby on November 30, 2018 at 10:06am — No Comments

Be aggressive in seeking feedback about yourself

Leadership Caffeine™—Conversations for Growth

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Added by Michael Keany on November 28, 2018 at 9:24am — No Comments

Rewards Are Still Bad News 25 Years Later by Alfie Kohn

Rewards Are Still Bad News 25 Years Later

by Alfie Kohn
NEW YORK TIMES
October 28, 2018

Rewards…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 28, 2018 at 9:07am — No Comments

Improving K-12 should be everyone's main goal.

My book explains our decline and what needs to be done now.

This book is a good inexpensive gift for every educated American. (Take care of your whole list quickly.)

See Five Reasons Why "Saving K 12" is the Perfect Gift for Everyone, a short piece on LinkedIn.

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on November 26, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How Parents Can Create a Nightly Homework Ritual for Reluctant Children

How Parents Can Create a Nightly Homework Ritual for Reluctant Children

MindShift



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Added by Michael Keany on November 26, 2018 at 9:39am — No Comments

How Schools Thwart Passions

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Added by Michael Keany on November 26, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Why Axis by Alfie Kohn

The Why Axis

by Alfie…
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Added by Michael Keany on November 26, 2018 at 9:29am — No Comments

Six Easy Steps to Education Reform

Call me cynical but I am sure our Education Establishment expends tremendous thought and money on making education seem complex (i.e., something that ordinarily people can never understand).

And if that's the case, reform of this monster is out of the question. Give up, that's the message.

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Ignore all this propaganda. The stuff they teach in…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on November 19, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Help Students Analyze Visual Texts

3 Ways to Help Students Analyze Visual Texts

By Marilyn…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 14, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

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Added by Michael Keany on November 13, 2018 at 2:45pm — No Comments

We’re Never Quite Finished

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Added by Michael Keany on November 12, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Ten Rules on How to Not Mess Up Your Interview by Larry Aronstein

 

  1. Don’t talk too much. Answer each question within two to two and one-half minutes. Give one good example. The panel is working within a tight schedule. Nobody likes a chatter box. If they want to hear more, they will ask you to elaborate.
  2. Answer the question. Stick to the interviewers’ questions. Stay on topic.…
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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on November 10, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Children who are obese may struggle in school

Children who are obese may struggle in school

Children who are obese may struggle in school
(Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Children who are obese are more likely than their healthy-weight peers to be uninterested in…
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Added by Michael Keany on November 7, 2018 at 9:01am — No Comments

Involving students in selecting diverse books

Involving students in selecting diverse books

Involving students in selecting diverse books
(Pixabay)
Building a classroom library that reflects the cultures of students can improve engagement in learning, Meredith Kimi…
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Added by Michael Keany on November 7, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Using animated videos to build ELLs' skills

Using animated videos to build ELLs' skills

Using animated videos to build ELLs' skills
(Pixabay)
Having students work with short, animated videos offers an engaging, visual platform to help English-language learners…
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Added by Michael Keany on November 7, 2018 at 8:51am — No Comments

Teacher: Why students need to ask questions

Teacher: Why students need to ask questions

Teacher: Why students need to ask questions
(Pixabay)
Questions are the foundation for learning, and students should be encouraged ask more of them, according to Kasey…
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Added by Michael Keany on November 7, 2018 at 8:47am — No Comments

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