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Leaders as Problem Finders

In the frenzy of the day, with a 'the buck stops here' attitude, leaders can be caught in the 'solutions trap'.  There is graffiti in a bathroom so lock the bathroom. There are students who leave the building during the day so lock the doors preventing them from re-entering without being found out. There are too many students arriving late to class so place more adults in the hall to hurry the students along. There are growing numbers of students being disrespectful so write a new code…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on May 25, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

THE SURPRISING SECRET TO GETTING THINGS DONE

THE SURPRISING SECRET TO GETTING THINGS DONE

Dan Rockwell

The secret to…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 24, 2017 at 12:59pm — No Comments

You Can’t Sail If You Never Leave the Harbor



Go to The Mission
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Added by Michael Keany on May 24, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments

What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do

"What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do"

"What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do" lays the foundation for National Board Standards and National Board Certification. We've released the revised version of this book, which is a must-read for all teachers.
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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

Use Brain Strategies to Keep All Kids Engaged



Use Brain Strategies to Keep All Kids Engaged

A MiddleWeb Blog

Spring is in the air!…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2017 at 9:50am — No Comments

Making Your Learning Walks More Meaningful

Making Your Learning Walks More Meaningful

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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

Good News About Mental Health in Our Schools

May is mental health month.There is an intersection of mental health for children with their experience in the educational system.  Now it would be easy enough to explore the issues for the 14% of children who have definable mental health diagnoses and are significantly symptomatic. Their school function is impacted at the cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral levels. However, I thought we might turn to educational changes that have massively impacted the mental health of…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on May 23, 2017 at 7:33am — No Comments

Don't Grade Teachers With a Bad Algorithm

Don't Grade Teachers With a Bad Algorithm

The Value-Added Model has done more to confuse and oppress than to motivate.
Cathy O'Neil…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 22, 2017 at 11:04am — No Comments

Why I Turned My Back on Betsy DeVos During Graduation





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Added by Michael Keany on May 22, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments

Leaders, Listen to the Opposition

Now is a good time to think about how people are addressed and included when decisions are being made. How many decisions are made that leave dissenters behind? Think it takes too much time and energy to pay attention to those who are not supportive of you or your decisions?  How much time does it take to deal with the aftermath when their dissatisfaction translates into behaviors?  In a faculty when a change is made and not everyone was on board, doesn't it take time and energy to…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on May 21, 2017 at 6:52am — No Comments

The Issues With eMail by David Knuffke



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Added by Michael Keany on May 20, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments

What Great Principals Do Differently - 18 Things That Matter Most

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments

School Bullying Is Down. Why Don't Students Believe It?

School Bullying Is Down. Why Don't Students Believe It?

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

2 Requirements for ALL Leaders

There are common advantages to having a leader who has been in a district for decades and bringing in someone new. There are common challenges as well. Why might some districts hold on to their leaders for the long run and others feel the need to reach out to new ones with…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on May 18, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

The killing of knowledge...

 Okay, maybe they don't kill it. They simply try to prevent students from learning very much of it.

 In our public schools, knowledge is a déclassé citizen, an illegal alien, a leper.

 You might think that knowledge would be an axiomatic part of K-12 education. Not so. Our Education Establishment is obsessed with limiting the amount of knowledge to be found anywhere in the school. This has been the pattern since …

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on May 17, 2017 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Dissertation Survey help request

Dear Leadership 2.0 Community,

I am currently a middle school on Long Island and studying at LIU Post. As part of my doctoral dissertation research, I am conducting a brief survey. It involves collecting expert teacher’s insights into parental involvement.  I believe that some of you fit the criteria for my study:

1)      Secondary educator (grades 7-12)

 

2)      With at least 4 years of teaching experience

 

3)      Who…

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Added by Patricia Kolodnicki on May 16, 2017 at 9:22pm — No Comments

When School Discipline is for Learning School Culture is Affected

 Student discipline is defined in Codes of Conduct and lives within schools' culture. School leaders and boards of education with input from school attorneys and others develop Codes of Conduct. They reveal and inform the belief system of the adults responsible for supporting appropriate conduct of the students each and every day. Discipline begins in classrooms and, if necessary, progresses outward. In most districts, the discipline buck stops in the principal's or the assistant…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on May 16, 2017 at 5:25am — No Comments

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