Michael Keany's Blog – October 2013 Archive (73)

Paying Teachers For Master's Degrees Is A Bad Idea by Paul Bruno

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Added by Michael Keany on October 7, 2013 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Are You Disappointing the Right People? - Managing Time and Priorities with Savvy and Wisdom by Allison Vaillancourt

Managing Time and Priorities with Savvy and Wisdom

In this thoughtful Chronicle of Higher Education article, Allison Vaillancourt (University of Arizona/Tucson) writes about some of the time-allocation choices she’s had to make during her academic career: “Do I meet with the student who is struggling, or the one who shows great promise? Should I make an appearance at the often-pointless department meeting, or should I use that time to finish my…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 7, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement By Marc Tucker, Linda Darling-Hammond, and John Jackson

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement

Article Tools Ed Week

Both Democrats and Republicans have submitted proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 7, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

Smart learning strategies - What’s the key to effective learning? by Annie Murphy Paul

Smart learning strategies
What’s the key to effective learning?
One…
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Added by Michael Keany on October 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

More students are actually making the cut By WILLIAM H. JOHNSON. AND CAROL BURRIS

Opinion: More students are actually making the cut

An eighth grade student with a New York

Photo credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan | An eighth grade student with a New York State English Language Arts test booklet. Photo was taken…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 7, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

Connected Education Might Not Mean What You Think By Peter DeWitt

Connected Education Might Not Mean What You Think

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Added by Michael Keany on October 6, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents By Kristen Swanson

Common Core | Feature

5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents

In many schools and districts, October and November are filled with…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 4, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

WHY EVERYBODY'S MEETINGS ARE DISTRACTED, EGOTISTICAL, AND POINTLESS BY: DRAKE BAER



WHY EVERYBODY'S MEETINGS ARE DISTRACTED, EGOTISTICAL, AND POINTLESS

PUT A BUNCH OF SMART PEOPLE INTO A ROOM AND ASK THEM TO SOLVE A PROBLEM. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

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Added by Michael Keany on October 4, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

Does Class Size Matter? By Peter DeWitt

Does Class Size Matter?

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Added by Michael Keany on October 4, 2013 at 8:29am — No Comments

Why We Want Kids to Have Smartphones by MATT LEVINSON

 

Why We Want Kids to Have Smartphones

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Added by Michael Keany on October 4, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments

Getting Students to Take On Seemingly Impossible Challenges

Getting Students to Take On Seemingly Impossible Challenges

(Originally titled “I Can Climb the Mountain”)

In this Educational Leadership article, former New York City educator Maddie Witter describes how a 17-year-old incarcerated youth exploded when his teacher asked him to read in class. He had dropped out of school after numerous expulsions and had spent most of the last two years on the streets. 

The…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 3, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments

“We Tried Advisory and It Didn’t Work” - Designing Advisories for Resilience by Jeffrey Benson and Rachel Poliner

“We Tried Advisory and It Didn’t Work”

(Originally titled “Designing Advisories for Resilience”)

In this Educational Leadership article, consultants Jeffrey Benson and Rachel Poliner describe their work with a number of secondary schools that have had difficulty implementing advisories and list the elements they believe are essential to success:

The advisor’s role – The purpose of advisories is…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 2, 2013 at 7:02am — No Comments

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