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Advice from principals on how to get that first teaching job! by Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

The hiring season is coming up for many school districts. Excited and motivated young graduates will soon be applying for their first teaching position. The thought of that first interview can make even the most confident aspiring teacher a little queasy. Here are a few tips from veteran principals to make your interview a positive experience and help you get that job!



Donna Usewick (@dsusewick), principal at Oakwood Elementary in Glen Burnie, Maryland suggests the… Continue

Added by Debbie Wooleyhand on March 27, 2017 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Literacy test for teachers dropped in N.Y.

Literacy test for teachers dropped in N.Y.

Officials in New York will scale back its requirements for teachers, including doing away with a literacy test, the Board of Regents announced Monday. The move follows criticism that the exam discriminated against prospective teachers of color.…
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Added by Michael Keany on March 27, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments

Word Power

March 2017

Volume XIV Issue III

 

 

Word Power

Bruce Oliver

Bruce Oliver, the author of Just for the ASKing!, lives in Burke, Virginia. He uses the knowledge, skills, and experience he acquired as a teacher, professional developer, mentor, and middle school principal as he works…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 27, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

What If We Taught Argument in Every Class? by Kristy Louden

What If We Taught Argument in Every Class?

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Added by Michael Keany on March 27, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Being a Student for a Day by David Knuffke



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Added by Michael Keany on March 25, 2017 at 9:19am — No Comments

EXPERT TEACHERS NEEDED-Dissertation help!

Good morning,

As part of my dissertation on parental involvement, I'm looking to do some brief interviews on expert teachers meeting the following criteria:

1) Taught for at least 4 years

2) Teach in a Nassau or Suffolk public school

3) Teach any secondary grade (7th through 12th)

If you would be willing to participate, please see the attached letter (…

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Added by Patricia Kolodnicki on March 22, 2017 at 10:48am — No Comments

Turning around maladaptive behavior

Turning around maladaptive behavior 
Students with significant behavior problems typically have lower grades, higher dropout rates, and lower rates of employment when they leave school. To head off these problems, many schools use social problem-solving programs within the classroom, yet no large research review has been done on social problem-solving programs since 1993. To update these findings, Kristin Merrill and colleagues at the University of Florida performed …
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Added by Michael Keany on March 22, 2017 at 6:41am — No Comments

No New Ideas by David Knuffke



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Added by Michael Keany on March 18, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

HOW TO K.I.S.S. LOUSY OPERATIONAL MEETINGS GOODBYE

HOW TO K.I.S.S. LOUSY OPERATIONAL MEETINGS GOODBYE

Corporate teams love meetings. People who do the work can’t wait for meetings to end.

Dan Rockwell

Leadership Freak

Use a K.I.S.S. agenda to…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 17, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

Guide to Resumes by Larry Aronstein

GUIDE FOR RESUMES

Your resume is your first introduction to your potential employer. As the saying goes, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression”. As a career coach, I rarely see a resume that can’t be significantly improved upon. If you are a well qualified candidate and are not getting interviews to at least 40% of the jobs to which you are applying, then your problem is your resume. The job of your resume is to get you to the next step, an…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on March 17, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

The School-Work-World problem by Max St. John



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Added by Michael Keany on March 15, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

Why is education reform so difficult???

     Why does everything seem to stay the same year after year, despite all the hoopla and the 600 billion shoveled into the money pit?
    I finally figured out a way to explain this inertia in a few paragraphs. Here is short blog post "K-12 is Groundhog Day":.…
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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on March 13, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Automation in Administrative Practice by David Knuffke



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Added by Michael Keany on March 11, 2017 at 8:44am — No Comments

Don’t Weep for Public Education Just Yet By Alex Schrader

Edudemic

Don’t Weep for Public Education Just Yet

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Added by Michael Keany on March 9, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

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