Michael Keany's Blog – August 2013 Archive (64)

Parents: Start with the A by MATT LEVINSON



Parents: Start with the A

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Added by Michael Keany on August 31, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Why Education Is Not Like Medicine By James H. Nehring

Why Education Is Not Like Medicine

Article Tools Ed Week

There are three bad ideas popular among education writers in the United States right now. First is the idea that American public education should learn from the medical profession. Second is…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 31, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher by TERRY HEICK



Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

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Added by Michael Keany on August 31, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

Why Should Schools Care About John Hattie's Visible Learning? By Peter DeWitt

Why Should Schools Care About John Hattie's Visible Learning?

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Good Questions Are Powerful Tools By Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers

Good Questions Are Powerful Tools

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Added by Michael Keany on August 29, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

First Day of School: Talking Back to Harry Wong By Nancy Flanagan

First Day of School: Talking Back to Harry Wong

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Added by Michael Keany on August 29, 2013 at 6:27am — 1 Comment

High School Blues, Confirmed By Anthony Rebora

High School Blues, Confirmed

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First Days of School: 'Sweat the Small Stuff' By Anthony Rebora

First Days of School: 'Sweat the Small Stuff'

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Language Learning in the Age of Common Core By Heather Clydesdale

Language Learning in the Age of Common Core

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Added by Michael Keany on August 28, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

10 Good Ways to Ensure Bad Professional Learning by Laura Thomas

Keys to Effective Professional Development

In this Journal of Staff Development article, Laura Thomas (Antioch Center for School Reform, Keene, NH) shares her insights on what makes for effective (and ineffective) professional learning:

  • Survey teachers and use their input to drive professional development.
  • Plan on multiple sessions and follow up with small-group discussion and…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 28, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Increasing the Content Focus of Teacher Evaluation by Heather Hill and Pam Grossman

Increasing the Content Focus of Teacher Evaluation

In this Harvard Educational Review article, Heather Hill (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Pam Grossman (Stanford Graduate School of Education) argue that teacher evaluation needs to (a) use subject-specific observation instruments, (b) involve more content experts, and (c) design systems “in which feedback from observations is both accurate and usable in the service of improving…

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The Risk Pool By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN

The New York Times


August 26, 2013

The Risk Pool

BELGRADE LAKES, Me. — THIRTY-SEVEN years ago this week my friend Pearce Bunting was at the wheel of my Volkswagen and I was in the…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 27, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators

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The Best and Worst Ways to Learn by Annie Murphy Paul

Put down that highlighter!
In a world as…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 26, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments

“Ooch” Before You Leap

“Ooch” Before You Leap

In this thoughtful article in ASCA School Counselor, authors Chip Heath and Dan Heath share an excerpt from their new book, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work (Crown Business, 2013). In this piece, the Heath brothers make the case for “ooching”, which is their word for doing a small experiment to reality-test a hypothesis before making an important life decision. 

Here’s an…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 25, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

The Common Core and the Common Good By CHARLES M. BLOW

The New York Times


August 21, 2013

The Common Core and the Common Good

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Added by Michael Keany on August 23, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators by Matt Davis

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Added by Michael Keany on August 23, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills by Sarah Richard

First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills
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Added by Michael Keany on August 23, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

You Only Get 1 "First Day of School" by Lisa Mims



You Only Get 1 "First Day of School"

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Added by Michael Keany on August 21, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

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