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Boss and Buddy: Can a Leader Be Both?

Leaders have many functions to perform. That myriad of roles complicates the nature of the relationships a leader can develop and maintain within the organization and the community. Leaders will inevitably be faced with situations where they must require the faculty and staff to respond with immediate compliance. But, most issues and situations allow for the space and time to act with understanding and compassion, to be the lead listener.  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on December 4, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

READ 60--a modest proposal for dramatizing the reading crisis....

 And also fixing it.

 My conclusion is that illiteracy in the United States is mostly a result of social engineering. John Dewey and the rest of his gang wanted all children to be in a muddle together. That is, after all, the central goal of socialism.

Reading has been badly taught for 85 years, with the results that millions of children don't read and often can't read.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 1, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Responding to Hate Speech and Bullying in the Digital Age

 In the wake of a bitter and unprecedented election cycle, and a wave of hate speech and bullying in American schools. it is hard not to feel discouraged. I wake up at night, fearful for the many communities targeted with hateful rhetoric and violence. Social media can help us repair communities and document incidents, but it can raises new questions for educators.

For example, a video of students in Royal Oaks, MI …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on December 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

What’s the worst that could happen under New Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos? Some scenarios by AARON PALLAS

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Added by Michael Keany on November 30, 2016 at 12:19pm — No Comments

What’s the worst that could happen under New Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos? Some scenarios by AARON PALLAS

What’s the worst that could happen under New Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos? Some scenarios

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Added by Michael Keany on November 30, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Can PBL & PLC's Help Counter Growing Unbridled Hate Speech?

Those spewing hate speech seem to have no idea how their behavior is releasing a national phenomenon of resurgent prejudice. If any are still around who lived through the 1950's and 1960's, they will tell you that schools were at the center of much of the civil rights agenda. Why? Because schools are publicly funded places where children form multiple, micro communities come together. We tend to worship with those with whom we have much in common, we tend to shop close to home, we tend…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on November 29, 2016 at 7:16am — No Comments

Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation and Extended Play in our Schools

The truth is, a series of events in both my personal and professional life have led me to say with one-hundred percent certainty; high student test scores is not the purpose of schooling. I believe the purpose of schooling is to become educated and to improve your wellbeing as a person. Twelve years later I am proud to share, not only has my school district implemented yoga, meditation, mindfulness and increased recess; but this has made the deepest impact on all our…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on November 27, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments

10 STEPS TO DOING LESS AND GETTING MORE DONE

10 STEPS TO DOING LESS AND GETTING MORE DONE

Leadership Freak
Dan Rockwell

You’re stressed out and over worked because it takes skill and courage to delegate…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 26, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

Meet Betsy DeVos, Trumps's Secretary of Education

Added by Michael Keany on November 26, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments

Milestones in Becoming a Leader by Larry Aronstein

Milestones in Becoming a Leader

 

As a young first-time parent, I learned that children go through various stages, developmental steps. They find their hands and then their feet and put them in their mouth. Later, they begin speech by saying. "da, da, da". We know that early adolescents go through all kinds of hormonal and growth changes. As part of my mid-life process, I bought a sports convertible-- these are all stages or milestones in the developmental…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on November 25, 2016 at 10:14am — No Comments

Lessons Learned Through Sports by Christoher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

I grew up playing sports. My three brothers and I were always on the go. Whether it was playing whiffle ball in the backyard or tackle football in the nearby field, we were always playing something. We spent very little time in the house. Our neighborhood was our playground.



I played baseball, lacrosse, football, basketball, soccer, and wrestled. I wasn’t an athlete. I liked to wear a uniform. Seriously, I was lured to sports by the smell of a fresh new uniform, hat, or helmet. We… Continue

Added by Debbie Wooleyhand on November 24, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Current Events: We Have To Talk About Them

It is disheartening to hear that leaders are preventing teachers from helping students make sense of what is happening in their country, their democracy, their news, their competing truths and the fuzzy lines between fact and speculation and interpretation. We remember when news was on once a day and it was for 30 minutes. Now news is 24/7 and that amount of time simply can't be filled with repeating the same facts and command an audience. So, we have commentators, not journalists or…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on November 22, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

4 WAYS TO RECAPTURE THE LOST ART OF MAKING PEOPLE FEEL THEY MATTER by Dan Rockwell

4 WAYS TO RECAPTURE THE LOST ART OF MAKING PEOPLE FEEL THEY MATTER

Dan Rockwell

Ego’s cry is, “What…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 17, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

4 WAYS TO RECAPTURE THE LOST ART OF MAKING PEOPLE FEEL THEY MATTER by Dan Rockwell

4 WAYS TO RECAPTURE THE LOST ART OF MAKING PEOPLE FEEL THEY MATTER

Dan Rockwell

Ego’s cry is, “What…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 17, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Now That The Election Is Over What Will We Teach?

 The news reported students chanting, "Build the wall" in Michigan, and in California.  It has now reported that students on a university campus have done the same adding graffiti including swastikas.  And, the protests against Trump have spread from urban streets to high school walkouts across the country. The election may be over but the forces that were released during the campaign are certainly not.  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on November 17, 2016 at 7:35am — No Comments

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