Michael Keany's Blog – December 2012 Archive (59)

From Struggling Teacher to Star Teacher By David Ginsburg

From Struggling Teacher to Star Teacher

Has it been a rough…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 19, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Evaluating Principals Through Test Scores: Harder Than You'd Think By Jackie Zubrzycki

Evaluating Principals Through Test Scores: Harder Than You'd Think

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Added by Michael Keany on December 18, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Five Pointers for Accommodating Students with Asperger Syndrome by Martha Palm - Analysis by Kim Marshall

Five Pointers for Accommodating Students with Asperger Syndrome 

In this Kappan article, Minnesota teacher Martha Palm describes how she learned to accommodate Tom, a boy with Asperger syndrome, in her combined 4th-5th grade gifted classroom:

Go visual. For example, Palm posted each day’s schedule on the wall, and found that Tom went straight…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 18, 2012 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

Guns at School By Walt Gardner

Guns at School

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Added by Michael Keany on December 17, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Brave Teachers and Heavy Hearts By John Wilson

Brave Teachers and Heavy Hearts

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Added by Michael Keany on December 17, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

To a Bright Kid With Trouble(s) By Tamara Fisher

To a Bright Kid With Trouble(s)

Hey there.

Yup -…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 17, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Arts Education Seen as Common-Core Partner

Arts Education Seen as Common-Core Partner

Michelle Grohe, the director of school and teacher programs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, leads students from the Edward M. Kennedy Academy in discussions about the works of art. In partnership with four Boston schools, the museum uses its extensive collection to help teach some of the common standards in English/language…
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Added by Michael Keany on December 14, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Feeling ill: Common cold or common core? by Christopher Lehman

Feeling ill: Common cold or common core?

By Christopher Lehman on December 13th, 2012 

Smart Brief

Like seemingly everyone I know, I have…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 14, 2012 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Goodbye, Liberal Arts? by Betsy Woodruff

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com        

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Added by Michael Keany on December 13, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

New Way to License Teachers By Walt Gardner

New Way to License Teachers

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Added by Michael Keany on December 13, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

5 Megatrends That Shaped 2012 Education By Tom Vander Ark

5 Megatrends That Shaped 2012 Education

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Added by Michael Keany on December 12, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments

Students Evaluating Teachers by Larry Cuban

Students Evaluating Teachers

Should K-12 student surveys of their teachers be used to determine whether they get a boost in salary or be judged effective or ineffective?

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The emerging answer, according to Amanda Ripley’s recent …

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Added by Michael Keany on December 11, 2012 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Winter Reading: What's on Your Bedside Table?

Winter Reading: What's on Your Bedside Table?

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Added by Michael Keany on December 11, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Can a Leader Be Effective and Liked?

Can a Leader Be Effective and Liked?

 

In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Allison Vaillancourt (University of Arizona/Tucson) describes how two new academic honchos in her university have been making bold changes without the usual moaning and groaning from the troops. When Vaillancourt described this puzzling phenomenon to a friend, the response was, “If no one is pushing back, they clearly aren’t pushing hard…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 11, 2012 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Is Homework the Root of All Evil? By Peter DeWitt

Is Homework the Root of All Evil?

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Added by Michael Keany on December 11, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools by BOB LENZ

How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools

How do we foster intrinsic motivation, for both teachers and students, to work towards high performance? Can we create a system of accountability that will drive…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 10, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language by Gregory Ciotti

The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 10, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

2 years, 5 months & 4 days in the life of … Common Core Category by Kathleen Porter-Magee

2 years, 5 months & 4 days in the life of … Common Core

 

For some strange reason…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 10, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

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