Michael Keany's Blog – September 2016 Archive (26)

Poll: Significant teacher demand for growth mindset PD

Poll: Significant teacher demand for growth mindset PD

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  • A national poll by the Education Week…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 30, 2016 at 9:11am — No Comments

Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

EATING AND HEALTH

Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

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Added by Michael Keany on September 21, 2016 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Traditional PD: ‘totally useless’?

Traditional PD: ‘totally useless’?

In a guest post on the Answer Sheet blog in The Washington Post, Alvin Crawford of Knowledge Delivery Systems, which offers online professional development, writes that few can argue teachers today are getting the support and training they need to be effective and efficient, whether they stay in…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 19, 2016 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

The marshmallow test, reconsidered

The marshmallow test, reconsidered

Deferred gratification underlies self-discipline and grit — putting off what you enjoy until you finish what you don’t, writes Alfie Kohn for Education Week. Proponents of grit often point to a study by Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel, in which preschool-aged children were left alone and…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2016 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Let’s Stop Grading Our Kids on Responsibility BY AMBER CHANDLER

Let’s Stop Grading Our Kids on Responsibility

A MiddleWeb Blog

Amber-logo-250 I have to start with a confession. I am both Type A and a reformed “responsibility…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 15, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

How an award-winning teacher uses an app and camera phone to reinforce good math skills

How an award-winning teacher uses an app and camera phone to reinforce good math skills

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Added by Michael Keany on September 15, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Teach for Real Life Learning by Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker

How to Teach for Real Life Learning

In the next weeks, many new teachers will enter their own classrooms for the first time. To help them on their way, MiddleWeb is publishing a series of useful articles. Here’s our second excerpt from…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 13, 2016 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Our Schools Need Leaders, Not Managers by Dave Powell

Our Schools Need Leaders, Not Managers

The most effective, and inspiring, leaders are more than managers; they're risk-takers, people who understand what needs to be done before others even know what the problem is, writes blogger Dave Powell. …
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Added by Michael Keany on September 13, 2016 at 11:25am — No Comments

8 Ways To Put Anyone At Ease





8 Ways To Put Anyone At Ease

Eight strategies for being more approachable and fine-tuning your communication skills.



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Added by Michael Keany on September 13, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments

Two keys to motivating teachers by Barbara Blackburn and Ronald Williamson

Two keys to motivating teachers

Educators must value their work and expect success…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 12, 2016 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Moving teachers from isolation to elevation

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Added by Michael Keany on September 12, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Psst! Your Writing Instruction Is of Little Consequence

Psst! Your Writing Instruction Is of Little Consequence

12/16/2014

By Mark Weakland

SouthEast Education Network…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 12, 2016 at 11:43am — No Comments

Award-Winning Kids' Books



Award-Winning Kids' Books…



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Added by Michael Keany on September 9, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Should We Stop Using Guided Reading Because of Common Core? by Tim Shanahan

Blogs About Reading…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 9, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps by Monica Burns

Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps

When choosing what apps to try out, focus on your learning goals, only pick a few, and don’t forget to have your students join the process!

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Added by Michael Keany on September 9, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Why firing bad teachers isn't nearly as important as creating good ones by Karen Klein

Focusing on teacher improvement over firing could spur greater success

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Added by Michael Keany on September 7, 2016 at 1:26pm — No Comments

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