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Leading to Reduce Stressors in the System

Any number of things can cause an educator to experience stress: challenged students, discipline, time pressures and workload, coping with change, being evaluated by everyone, self-esteem and status, everyday issues of administration and management, role conflict and ambiguity and often poor working conditions (Myers & Berkowicz).  A Google search reveals…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on August 4, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

Why the Best Teachers Won't Ditch the Lecture by Guido Kovalskys

Why the Best Teachers Won't Ditch the Lecture

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Added by Michael Keany on August 3, 2015 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Leaders Need Strength and Soul

The morning newscasters around the world were reporting that a piece of an airplane wing has washed ashore on Reunion Island, it was big news, as it might be the first piece of an airliner that disappeared 15 months ago. One foreign correspondent reported that there had been "162 souls on board." The phrase caught us. It is not how an American would likely characterize the human lives that might be lost. Juxtapose that to a recent Time Magazine article "A jailbreak shows…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on August 2, 2015 at 6:59am — No Comments

Traditional Education versus Social Engineering

That title is the central conflict that has been playing out over the last hundred years.

 Academically successful schools tend to do what has generally been termed "traditional education." 

Progressive schools, on the other hand, do what is generally termed social engineering. Such schools are not primarily concerned with knowledge. They are focused on creating new kinds of children and preparing them to live in a Brave New World.

 As this trend…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on August 1, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Will Your Leadership Help Teachers Develop Social-Emotional Skills in Their Students?

In the last few years, an attempt to extinguish bullying has taken center stage.  Few disagree with the premise that bullying is harmful and must not be accepted in our schools.  But, a narrow focus on bullying can be a distraction from the bigger value of overall social emotional health. Students' "emotional centers of the brain" have an impact on cognitive learning.  …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on July 30, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not by STEVE DRUMMOND

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

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Added by Michael Keany on July 29, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments

The Evidence or the Morgue by Robert Slavin

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Posted: 07/23/2015 10:51 am EDT  Updated: 07/24/2015 3:59 pm…
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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What Are We Teaching Students About Gender Roles?

The potential for gender bias lies within all of us. There are educators in classrooms who tend to call one gender more frequently, accept a brief answers given by boys and expect and welcome longer answers from girls, throughout the building there are those who greet boys with a pat on the back and girls with a gentle hand on the shoulder. Encouragement is offered, even in the earliest of years, in ways that are gender defining. The long held term "guys" is considered gender neutral,…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on July 27, 2015 at 6:55am — No Comments

RE-ENTERING THE EDUCATIONAL WORKFORCE by Larry Aronstein

RE-ENTERING THE EDUCATIONAL WORKFORCE

 

“I taught for six years and having been raising my family for the last seven years. I now feel ready to go back to teaching. How can I do this?” Sometimes the issue of re-entry takes other forms such as returning after going into the business work or taking care of an elderly parent. Whatever form it takes, the challenge is real and can seem daunting. Let’s examine the myths.

Myth…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on July 24, 2015 at 12:47pm — No Comments

How a social media hashtag can build school engagement by Bill Ferriter

How a social media hashtag can build school engagement 

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Principals should use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to effectively communicate with parents and other…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments

How educators are encouraging independent reading

How educators are encouraging independent reading 

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Educators and librarians are finding ways to…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments

Study: Most students don't retain 7th-grade friends By Lizette Borreli

Friends Forever? 4 Reasons Why Friends Drift Apart And Outgrow Each Other

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out by Robert Jeffers

What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out

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Added by Michael Keany on July 23, 2015 at 6:45am — 1 Comment

Integrating Mindfulness Into Education

Teachers need tools and support to be effective in their work and maintain emotional well-being. Although the rewards can be profound, educators face job stresses that challenge the maintenance of emotional balance. Teachers are tasked with creating a structured learning environment that promotes academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and social-emotional development. Accountability to standardized learning outcomes intensifies the demands of teaching.…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on July 23, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work By Peter DeWitt

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

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Added by Michael Keany on July 22, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

How to Give Teachers the Feedback They Need By Matthew Lynch

How to Give Teachers the Feedback They Need

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

21st-Century PD: Retention, Reflection, and Redistribution of Knowledge by BOB DILLON





21st-Century PD: Retention, Reflection, and Redistribution of Knowledge

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2015 at 9:36am — No Comments

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