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2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults

The list of 99 books, drawn from 191 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. In 2010, YALSA restructured the charge for the Best Books for Young Adults committee and renamed it Best Fiction for Young Adults. The 2011 list is the first for the new committee.

The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

The Gift of Advice

The Gift of Advice



‘Tis the season of gifting.  This time of year, we diligently fret over the gifts we wish to give our loved ones and give some thought, possibly selfishly, to the gifts we want to receive.  As I age, I reflect more and more on perhaps the greatest gift I received in my life -- good advice.  Sometimes I was ready to receive that advice,…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 20, 2010 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

Reconsider Attitudes About Success by Alfie Kohn

Reconsider Attitudes About Success

Updated December 12, 2010, 08:33 PM

Alfie Kohn is the author of a dozen books on education and human behavior, including"Punished by Rewards" and…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 15, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Overcoming Leadership Myopia

By Howard Behar and Michael Lee Stallard



American leaders need to wake up and smell the coffee. Research from two well-respected organizations makes it clear that we have a big collective blind spot that’s dragging down productivity, innovation and economic performance. Earlier this year, a Conference Board research report showed that job satisfaction is at the lowest level since the organization began measuring it more than 20 years ago. The report went on to show this has been a…

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Added by Michael Lee Stallard on December 11, 2010 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Webinar: Curriculum 21: Essential education in a changing world

Webinar: Curriculum 21: Essential education in a changing world

What will define the classroom of the future? Join ASCD author and curriculum expert Heidi Hayes Jacobs for a free webinar at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday. Jacobs will…
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Added by Michael Keany on December 1, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Habits and Habitats: Rethinking Learning Spaces for the 21st Century by Ryan Bretag

Habits and Habitats: Rethinking Learning Spaces for the 21st Century

By LeaderTalk Contributor on November 26, 2010 8:20 PM



The moment students enter the classroom, the space informs them more than we can imagine about the type of learning the environment will foster and the clear direction the lead learner in the classroom wishes to go.



In many classrooms, the picture is all too familiar: desks in rows, a clear front of the classroom, podium off-center in the front,… Continue

Added by Michael Keany on November 28, 2010 at 8:44am — No Comments

Colin Powell on Leadership

Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, national security adviser and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is no stranger to leadership. Powell, 73, is now working on projects at home and abroad, including…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 22, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

New Schools' Chancellor Has No Experience? No Problem. An Open Letter to Mayor Bloomberg from Dr. Arnold Dodge

New Schools' Chancellor Has No Experience? No Problem.



An Open Letter to Mayor Bloomberg











Dear Mr. Mayor,







I think I'm getting it. In hiring Cathie Black, a publisher with not a shred of public educational experience either professionally or personally, you have once again set a standard for the credentials of the chief…
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Added by Michael Keany on November 16, 2010 at 8:45am — 4 Comments

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Added by School Leadership on October 27, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Is it my imagination or is it extremely difficult, whether you are qualified or not, to get a job on the Island, except Hempstead, Roosevelt and Wyandanch, if you are African American or if you don't…

Is it my imagination or is it extremely difficult, whether you are qualified or not, to get a job on the Island, except Hempstead, Roosevelt and Wyandanch, if you are African American or if you don't "know anyone"? Continue

Added by Lisa Smith on June 23, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Is a master s degree worth 30 000 by justin baeder





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Added by Lenora Roth on April 3, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Anthropology Dissertation: in which areas/topics would you like to see more research done?

Hello All Dissertation Students,



I am in the process of finding out a topic for a anthropology dissertation , more specifically in forensic anthropology. Although I am quite sure what I want to do, I am interested in having views of others in the fields, and where they think research is lacking. With a bit of luck, my ideas will be amongst the areas suggested!



I am… Continue

Added by Rose Tyler on August 29, 2009 at 2:08am — No Comments

ATIA YouTube Contest

Reposted from my blog:



The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) (http://www.atia.org/) is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2009. As part of the celebrations ATIA is hosting an AT video contest on the popular YouTube web site. ATIA invites you to create a short video that presents an inspiring story about how assistive technology… Continue

Added by Christine Southard on July 30, 2009 at 10:14pm — No Comments

New York Discovery Educator Network

Have you heard about the Discovery Educator Network? Many districts on Long Island subscribe to the Discovery Streaming service, but many teachers are not aware of the added benefits to becoming a member. If you are one of those educators, do not hesitate to ask me any questions that relate to becoming a DEN Star Educator, the Discovery Streaming service or any ed tech advice in general. I would be very happy to help… Continue

Added by Christine Southard on July 30, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Just joined

Looking forward to learning more about this website over the next couple of days!

Added by Jacquelyn Huston on July 13, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

Does anyone have geometry as a two year course?

Does anyone have geometry as a two year course to cover the proofs?

Added by Jill Carroll on April 17, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

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