Michael Keany's Blog – May 2012 Archive (61)

Sowing Failure, Reaping Success: What Failure Can Teach By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK and KATHERINE SCHULTEN

Sowing Failure, Reaping Success: What Failure Can Teach

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Added by Michael Keany on May 9, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

And the Winner the May 6th Photo Contest Was ...

Maria Trucios

Maria correctly identified the photo below as the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo - June 15, 1991 in the Phillipines.

Congratulations Maria!

Added by Michael Keany on May 9, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Thoughts on Teacher Appreciation Week by Lori Ungemah

Lori Ungemah

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Added by Michael Keany on May 8, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Ask the Teachers by Sec. Arne Duncan

Sec. Arne Duncan

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Added by Michael Keany on May 8, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Elizabeth Phillips: Teachers Need to Be Supported

Elizabeth Phillips: Teachers Need to Be Supported

Elizabeth Phillips at P.S. 321. Ángel Franco/The New York Times-- Elizabeth Phillips at P.S. 321.




May 7, 2012, 11:32 a.m.…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 8, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments

We Need Cross-District High Schools by Nancy Rauch Douzinas

We Need Cross-District High Schools
By Nancy Rauch Douzinas



NRD  
With all the problems Long Island keeps agonizing over (high taxes, lack of affordable homes, etc.), one problem - huge, long-standing, and getting worse - rarely gets mentioned.



Racial segregation.



On some level Long Islanders surely recognize that our communities are segregated, but are…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 7, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Teacher Evaluation That Improves Classroom Performance

Teacher Evaluation That Improves Classroom Performance



From the Marshall Memo #434

In this Harvard Educational Review article, Brown University professor John Papay notes three points of agreement among researchers and practitioners:

  • Teachers are the most important school-level factor in student learning.
  • There is wide variation in different…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 7, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Sandy McConnell: Beginning teachers get trapped in a cycle of heartbreak

Sandy McConnell: Beginning teachers get trapped in a cycle of heartbreak

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Added by Michael Keany on May 7, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

What All Teachers Should Learn from Jazz-band Teachers By William R. Klemm, D.V.M, Ph.D.

Thanks to Paul Graham for suggesting this article.

What All Teachers Should Learn from Jazz-band Teachers

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Added by Michael Keany on May 7, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

And the Winner of the May 2, 2012 Photo Contest is ...

Mary A. Stephens

Mary correctly guessed that the photo below was of Helen Keller with Annie Sullivan, taken in 1888 at Cape Cod.…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

State Testing...The Saga Continues By Peter DeWitt

State Testing...The Saga Continues



On the third day of testing…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 4, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Long Island Principal Decries Quality of State Exams

Long Island Principal Decries Quality of State Exams

May 2, 2012, 6:13 p.m.

By MARIA NEWMAN

NY Times School Book

Days after a Brooklyn principal wrote a…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 3, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ivy League Admission Isn't Random by Bev Taylor

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Added by Michael Keany on May 2, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Why High School Doesn't Count: Getting Smart About College by Jayanti Tamm

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Added by Michael Keany on May 2, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Teach black and Hispanic students differently by Richard Whitmire

Teach black and Hispanic students differently

In late March, a panel of 10 education experts gathered in…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 2, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Robert Marzano on Using Movement to Boost Learning and Attention

Robert Marzano on Using Movement to Boost Learning and Attention



From the Marshall Memo #433

(Originally titled “A Moving Proposal”)

In this Educational Leadership article, author/consultant Robert Marzano says getting students moving increases engagement and learning:

Movement that deepens understanding – Some…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 2, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Improving Civics Education in American Schools

Improving Civics Education in American Schools



From the Marshall Memo #433

(Originally titled “iCivics”)

“Increased illiteracy in science has troubling implications all its own,” says author/ consultant Rick Wormeli in this Educational Leadership article, “but illiteracy in civics is arguably an arteriosclerosis of our democratic circulatory system, effectively blocking…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 2, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap BY MARY BETH HERTZ

Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap

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Added by Michael Keany on May 1, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

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