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10 Easy Ways To Create an Amazing Classroom Culture This Year by George Couros

10 Easy Ways To Create an Amazing #ClassroomCulture1 This Year

August 19, 2016 by George Couros

Simple things can make a significant difference in our classroom environments, yet we should be intentional about them.1 Every year we should strive to make it the best year students have, and if we all did this, school would only progressively get better for our students.



Below are some really simple ideas that can help shape an amazing year for your students.…



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Added by Michael Keany on August 24, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Children's Mental Illness: The Shared Responsibility of Schools and Society

Each child arrives at our doors with abilities and gaps. We are responsible for helping each child reach the graduation stage having met the same standards; some struggle and never reach them, some reach them, and others surpass them. Among each group are students suffering with mental illness. Some have a diagnosis and doctors, educators and families working together on their behalf.  But, many remain undiagnosed.

It takes time, observations, collection of evidence, alert…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on August 24, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

Disruptive Innovation by Eric Sheninger

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Added by Michael Keany on August 24, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

Arts impact all year by Maria Salvadore

Page by Page…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 24, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments

Talk it up! - Effective Classroom Strategies by Emily Stewart

The Common Core…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 24, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

Shifting the Focus from Grades to Learning

Shifting the Focus from Grades to Learning

08/04/2014

By Barbara Roos

SouthEast Education Network…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 23, 2016 at 9:52am — No Comments

Shifting the Focus from Grades to Learning

Shifting the Focus from Grades to Learning

08/04/2014

By Barbara Roos

SouthEast Education Network…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 23, 2016 at 9:52am — No Comments

5 Mistakes Principals Should Avoid



Back to School! 5 Mistakes Principals Should Avoid

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Added by Michael Keany on August 21, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

You Know You Want Some Co-Teaching Chat! BY ELIZABETH STEIN

You Know You Want Some Co-Teaching Chat!

A MiddleWeb Blog

two_teachers-nobord-210 If you’re a co-teacher, you’ve probably been looking for understanding in all…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 20, 2016 at 11:34am — No Comments

Alison Gopnik’s Advice to Parents: Stop Parenting!

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Added by Michael Keany on August 20, 2016 at 11:16am — No Comments

10 Things Kindergarteners Should Know Before School By Alex Schrader

Edudemic

10 Things Kindergarteners Should Know Before School

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Added by Michael Keany on August 20, 2016 at 11:09am — No Comments

5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year by Josh Stock



5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

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Added by Michael Keany on August 19, 2016 at 9:37am — No Comments

Unleashing the Power of the Digital Universe

There exists a great opportunity to teach the adults and the children why to think carefully about their digital footprints. The hacking of emails and information about our elected officials is a reminder that the digital environment is never fully private. Schools are the place for children to learn this. It is not a time to tighten up and restrict access. It is a time to educate ... students, teachers, leaders and parents.  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on August 18, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

Servant Leadership: It Is Easy to Forget

 

Reflecting on and writing often about the importance of leading safe, nurturing, encouraging, inclusive learning environments, the focus is on the organization as a whole.  We talk about the role of the staff and teachers, and how to help students to flourish as they maintain values and actions that support such an environment.  A 2014 Brookings Institute Study reported that…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on August 18, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

The education establishment: criminal minds at work?

Anyone who studies American public education will come to a fork in the road: either the people in charge are incompetent or they are subversive.

 Almost 8 years ago I bit the bullet. I decided that, even if you're talking about inmates in an asylum or people on heavy drugs, there is no way that so much mayhem and malfeasance could result from incompetence.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on August 15, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Principals should be literacy leaders in their schools

Principals should be literacy leaders in their schools

Strong leadership improves teacher quality and gives students the reading skills they need for life

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Added by Michael Keany on August 15, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Opinion: Districts need to plan to prevent teacher shortages

Opinion: Districts need to plan to prevent teacher shortages

School districts should act to prevent teacher shortages, rather than waiting for a crisis, suggests Lisette Partelow, director of teacher policy at the Center for American Progress. In this commentary, she asserts that a lack of proper planning results in stop-gap measures that erode the profession and are a…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 14, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments

When We Listen to Students by Elena Aguilar



When We Listen to Students


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Added by Michael Keany on August 14, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments

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