Michael Keany's Blog – February 2022 Archive (13)

Opinion: ‘Let’s ban algebra, too!’ adds Fla. legislator who is clearly not three kids in a trench coat

Opinion: ‘Let’s ban algebra, too!’ adds Fla. legislator who is clearly not three kids in a trench coat



This causes way more discomfort than history! (Astrid Riecken/FTWP)…



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Added by Michael Keany on February 24, 2022 at 10:22am — No Comments

Cooperative Games: Discovering How Much Fun Competition Isn’t by Alfie Kohn



Cooperative Games

By
 

Alfie Kohn 
alfiekohn.org
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Added by Michael Keany on February 23, 2022 at 12:56pm — No Comments

5 Ways Managers Drain People’s Energy

5 Ways Managers Drain People’s Energy

by Dan Rockwell

Managers that care about results notice and fuel energy. You fail when you neglect or ignore energy. You never…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 23, 2022 at 9:23am — No Comments

School Culture: When Parents Raise Concerns Over Academic Achievement

School Culture: When Parents Raise Concerns Over Academic Achievement 

“If there is a universal truth in education, it is that students achieve more when they feel good about themselves. As educators, we must equip our families with the skills, language, and knowledge to partner with us in that effort.”

In the latest Independent…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 14, 2022 at 9:52am — No Comments

If your child’s report card is not what you were expecting, do you know why? There’s a lot more to consider than your child’s effort.

If your child’s report card is not what you were expecting, do you know why? There’s a lot more to consider than your child’s effort.
In today’s blog, two of the DC area’s top…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 14, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Learning portraits help differentiate teaching

Learning portraits help differentiate teaching
Want to differentiate instruction while assuring rigor? Create a 3D portrait of each of your students using a mix of formal and informal strategies. Teaching expert Barbara Blackburn has tips for gathering insights about background knowledge, culture, and growth mindset.…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 14, 2022 at 9:01am — No Comments

The importance of a morning ritual - You can’t pour from an empty cup - take care of yourself first

There’s nothing better than setting and following certain morning rituals in the quest to achieve a better work-life balance. Setting yourself up each day in a beneficial way greatly impacts productivity and motivation to continue the day on in a similar fashion.

The key to morning rituals is to make them SIMPLE. Simple and realistic to your lifestyle, environment, and unique circumstances. It could be a morning run, a yoga practice, meditation session, or even…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 13, 2022 at 9:26am — No Comments

Removing the Mask Mandate - Opening Up to More Issues by Michael Keany

Removing the Mask Mandate - Opening Up to More Issues

The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

#11 - February 1,…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 12, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Much Phonics Should I Teach?

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Added by Michael Keany on February 9, 2022 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Stupidity is More Dangerous Than Evil - What's an Educator to Do?

The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th)…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 2, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

School librarian weighs in on censorship debate

School librarians are thoughtful and purposeful about the book collections they curate, writes Kimberly Rues, a school librarian in Missouri. In this commentary, Rues writes that as national debate focuses on removing certain titles from bookshelves, she respects…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 1, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

We all agree that college isn’t for everyone. We should start acting like it.

We all agree that college isn’t for everyone. We should start acting like it.…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 1, 2022 at 9:23am — No Comments

Alarming Pre-K News

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Added by Michael Keany on February 1, 2022 at 9:18am — No Comments

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