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Critics say exposing impressionable young children to ads that appear to be endorsed by their educators is…

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Educational Change Starts with Listening by Elena Aguilar

Educational Change Starts with Listening

by Elena Aguilar

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What Business Leaders Know about Two-year Olds By Nancy Rauch Douzinas

What Business Leaders Know about Two-year Olds   
By Nancy Rauch Douzinas



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Last week, Long Island business leaders learned about an investment strategy that, implemented statewide, would yield an 80% return on investment, create tens of thousands of jobs, and save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

 

Sounds good,…

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Letter to New Teachers by Ryan Bretag

Letter to New Teachers

 

Ryan Bretag | @ryanbretag

As May approaches, student teachers are stepping out of their pre-service shoes and…

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Ten Big Ideas of School Leadership by Mike McCarthy

Ten Big Ideas of School Leadership

from Edutopia

by Mike McCarthy

Kathy Baron

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Added by Michael Keany on April 6, 2011 at 10:31pm — 2 Comments

American Exceptionalism By Robert Schwartz

American Exceptionalism

By Robert Schwartz

One of the issue areas…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 6, 2011 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

The Kid with the Symbols Carved in His Hair

 

The Kid with the Symbols Carved in His Hair

 The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th)…

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5 Myths about Teachers that are Distracting Policymakers by Bartlett Berry

5 myths about teachers that are distracting policymakers

By Valerie Strauss

This was written by Barnett Berry http://www.teachingquality.org/about-barnett-berry, founder and president of the Center for Teaching Quality, Inc., based in Hillsborough, N.C., which seeks to improve student achievement by…

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Nobility by Peter A. Pantina

Dr. Peter A. Pantina, a good friend and former colleague, recently wrote the following to his ELA department members in Hauppauge.  I have always admired his talent with words and asked him if I could share his message with you.  He graciously consented.  In the tough times we all face, I found his words uplifting.
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"I just want to let you know that I was one of the thousands who attended theRally for Education at Hofstra yesterday.  The theme of…
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"Schools Should be Run Like a Business" - OK, Let's!

 

 

"Schools Should be Run Like a Business" - OK, Let's!



 The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Let's Meet Our Friends at the Committee to Save New York

 

 

 The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th) “calculations,” or synaptic events, per…

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Behind Closed Doors ... Who's Trying to Save New York?

 

 

Behind Closed Doors ... Who's Trying to Save New York?

 The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th)…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 15, 2011 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

"Hello Dave, May I Park Your Car?" - spoken in the voice of Hal, the computer, from 2001

The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th)…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Sometime in the future ...

The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 27, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Check Out the Public Face of Your School



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2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults

The list of 99 books, drawn from 191 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. In 2010, YALSA restructured the charge for the Best Books for Young Adults committee and renamed it Best Fiction for Young Adults. The 2011 list is the first for the new committee.

The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

The Gift of Advice

The Gift of Advice



‘Tis the season of gifting.  This time of year, we diligently fret over the gifts we wish to give our loved ones and give some thought, possibly selfishly, to the gifts we want to receive.  As I age, I reflect more and more on perhaps the greatest gift I received in my life -- good advice.  Sometimes I was ready to receive that advice,…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 20, 2010 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

Reconsider Attitudes About Success by Alfie Kohn

Reconsider Attitudes About Success

Updated December 12, 2010, 08:33 PM

Alfie Kohn is the author of a dozen books on education and human behavior, including"Punished by Rewards" and…

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