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INTERVIEWING: TELL YOUR STORY by Larry Aronstein

                                                     INTERVIEWING: TELL YOUR STORY

 

 

            An interview is your opportunity to define yourself; not just to be noticed, but to convince the interviewers to relate to you and like you. Telling your own story is a powerful strategy for effective interviewing. Every aspect of job seeking is an opportunity to tell your story which includes your resume and cover letter, how you physically present yourself, answers…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on May 22, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Chart: State Teachers Of Year Prioritize Out-Of-School Factors

Chart: State Teachers Of Year Prioritize Out-Of-School Factors

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Two of the top three issues raised by teachers surveyed…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 21, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

Poorest Students Often Miss Out on Gifted Classes by Sarah D. Sparks

Poorest Students Often Miss Out on Gifted Classes

Embracing Difference: Tai D. Matthews leads a lesson on ancient Greece in her 6th grade humanities class at the Paterson (N.J.) Academy for the Gifted and Talented. She says the school’s cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity enriches her teaching.
Embracing Difference: Tai D. Matthews leads a lesson on ancient Greece in her 6th grade humanities class at the Paterson (N.J.) Academy for the Gifted and Talented. She says the school’s cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity enriches her teaching. 
—Mark Abramson for Education…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 21, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments

Why the Opt-Out Movement Won't Fix Testing By Ken Mattingly

Why the Opt-Out Movement Won't Fix Testing

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This is the first of…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 21, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments

Technology and Ethics: Essential Graduation Requirements

At a time when schools are feeling pushed and pulled from outside forces, this is another opportunity for the exercise of local control.  Any time anyone or any organization can take action, it is empowering.  Schools and the people within them need to feel empowered...for without that feeling, we are inviting students into a depressed environment, aren't we?  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on May 21, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

A skeptic's guide to coding in the classroom by Chad Sansing

Coding Skills Empower Us All |The Maker Issue

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Added by Michael Keany on May 20, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments

Uneven grad rates, but this can change

Uneven grad rates, but this can change

According to the 6th annual Building a Grad Nation report, the national high school graduation rate between 2011 and 2013 hit a record high of 81.4 percent. For the third year in a row, the nation continues on pace to attain 90 percent on-time graduation by 2020. Yet improvement in states and large districts has varied considerably. Some, including those that are majority low-income and minority, made large strides; others lost…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 19, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Invisible black girls

Invisible black girls

The urgent focus on interventions for boys of color has rendered black girls all but invisible, writes Melinda Anderson for The Atlantic. "The gender-exclusive focus on [black] boys as ground zero ... continues to undermine the well-being of our entire community," says Kimberlé Crenshaw of UCLA and Columbia, co-founder of the African American Policy Forum. Present discourse around boys of color is largely driven by President Obama's initiative My…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 19, 2015 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Leaders: Are You Listening or Hearing? It Makes a Difference.

It is difficult enough to truly hear what we are being told. We can turn to the Chinese symbol for listening to remember that deep listening involves eyes, ears, and heart.

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Pressures and stresses provoke a lot of negative feelings. Those negative feelings can easily be dismissed as "typical" end of year complaints. They well may be the same typical end of year complaints that have arisen year after year.  Perhaps no one was listening. …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on May 19, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers by Dr. Lori DeSautels



3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

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Added by Michael Keany on May 19, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things by Steve Nelson

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Added by Michael Keany on May 19, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

Reading – Ground Zero in our educational crisis

Once upon a time, believe it or not, kids routinely learned to read in the first grade. Having learned to read, they then started reading to learn. Wow, what a beautiful thing that was.

 Our Education Establishment has very skillfully undermined this age-old template. Now, due to an onslaught of bogus approaches, we have children in the sixth, seventh or eighth grades who are still in the first grade, by traditional standards.

 You know this is true because…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on May 18, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

3 Reasons Why Your Observations May Be a Waste of Time By Peter DeWitt

3 Reasons Why Your Observations May Be a Waste of Time

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2015 at 10:48am — No Comments

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