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Use these Seven Questions to Focus Each Day

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Added by Michael Keany on April 12, 2024 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Character During Crisis

Character Counts

https://charactercounts.org/character-during-crisis/

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Added by Michael Keany on April 11, 2024 at 3:30pm — No Comments

3 Fun Relationship-Building Activities for Older Students

3 Fun Relationship-Building Activities for Older Students

By Amy Nichols March 8, 2024

Edutopia

In an article for educators published on March 8, 2024, Amy Nichols highlights the significance of incorporating fun, relationship-building activities in the classroom to enhance student engagement and foster a sense of belonging. Nichols reflects on a conversation with her superintendent, who…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 14, 2024 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Unlock the Secrets: Expert Homework Hacks for Busy Parents

Unlock the Secrets: Expert Homework Hacks for Busy Parents

Vicki Davis

Podcast

  • You will learn about the importance of active learning over passive studying methods, and how helping students engage directly with the material can significantly improve retention and understanding.

  • You will hear about organizational…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 12, 2024 at 10:14am — No Comments

Why Children Need Risk, Fear, and Excitement in Play and why adults’ fears put them at risk

Why Children Need Risk, Fear, and Excitement in Play and Why adults’ fears put them at risk

MARIANA BRUSSONI

FEB 28, 2024

After Babel

Mariana Brussoni's essay, highlighted by Jon Haidt's preface, emphasizes the essential role of outdoor risky play in children's development, arguing that the trend towards hyper-protective parenting is paradoxically undermining children's safety and…

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Op-Ed: The Transgender Sports Ban: A Pediatrician’s Perspective



Op-Ed: The Transgender Sports Ban: A Pediatrician’s Perspective 



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Non-degree pathways: Students and parents want to know more

Non-degree pathways: Students and parents want to know more

Only 28% of parents say that they would be disappointed when asked how they…
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7 Ways to Prepare for One-On-Ones Like a Pro

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This Black History Month, let’s finally break the cycle of racial inequality in our housing and education systems

This Black History Month, let’s finally break the cycle of racial inequality in our housing and education systems  

BY LAURA HARDING, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 02/03/24

The Hill

During Black History Month, Laura Harding, president of ERASE Racism, calls for a deeper examination of racial discrimination's enduring impact on education and housing in the United States. As we approach the 70th anniversary of the landmark…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 22, 2024 at 10:14am — No Comments

Whatever Happened To Service Learning?

Title: "Whatever Happened To Service Learning?"

by Larry Cuban

Larry Cuban's article, published on January 30, 2024, takes educators on a historical journey, exploring the enduring concept of service learning in K-12 education. Accessible at https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/, the article reflects on the evolution, challenges, and persisting importance of service learning as a means to foster civic engagement…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 31, 2024 at 2:27pm — No Comments

How to Deal with 12 Types of Kooky People

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Putting on Your Underwear First: Why Instructional Sequence Doesn’t Always Matter

Putting on Your Underwear First: Why Instructional Sequence Doesn’t Always Matter

Tim Shanahan

Blast from the Past: This entry first posted on March 14, 2016, and was reposted on December 16, 2023. The original entry had 5 comments which you can see if you click on…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 17, 2023 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why Main Idea is Not the Main Idea -- Or, How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Why Main Idea is Not the Main Idea -- Or, How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Tim Shanahan

Teacher question:

You say that we cannot successfully teach comprehension skills like main idea. But our standards require that we teach main idea, and our state tests ask main idea questions to assess whether our students are accomplishing that goal. I don’t get it, your advice on this is not…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 4, 2023 at 9:11am — No Comments

The Key to Being a Good Mentor

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9 "Pro Tips" for Email from a Superintendent

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Added by Michael Keany on November 13, 2023 at 11:15am — No Comments

Interesting way to begin a faculty meeting

From Peter DeWitt

The principal opened the meeting and asked his staff to take the first 15 minutes and call as many parents as possible during those 15 minutes to share something good about their children.  

The teachers returned to the meeting completely different from when they entered 15 minutes earlier. They were excited and noisy when they re-entered the meeting.” They shared stories about how grateful the parents…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 9, 2023 at 9:53am — No Comments

21 Things Leaders Don’t Need to Do

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Meta to require disclosures for AI political ads

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