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Groupthink Does NOT Lead to Meaningful, Sustainable Solutions

Groupthink can be a powerful destructive force. Easily misunderstood as the values that sustain the organization, groupthink is more tied to the "view of the predominant group" and is "characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent." In this time of stress as standards and testing are being challenged, evaluation methods are questioned, schools are confronting failure to prepare every student for their future, and financial…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on April 26, 2015 at 7:14am — No Comments

The Importance of Good Principals - Reaction Letters





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Added by Michael Keany on April 24, 2015 at 9:56am — No Comments

Sir Ken Robinson: Standardization alienates teachers and students By Allie Gross

Sir Ken Robinson: Standardization alienates teachers and students

Dive Brief:

  • In his new book, "Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's…
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Added by Michael Keany on April 22, 2015 at 7:02pm — No Comments

The Interview Process in Four Steps

The Interview Process in Four Steps

Most interview processes have four steps: the screening interview, a committee interview, a small group interview with some Central Office administrators, and an interview with the Superintendent which may include the Board. Each step is different, calling for different interviewing strategies. How you make adjustments to your approach of interviewing at each stage of the process is critical to…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on April 22, 2015 at 11:10am — No Comments

What undocumented students add

What undocumented students add

While certain public-school teachers might want to avoid the challenges of educating undocumented students, California teacher Andrew Simmons does not. Simmons writes in The Atlantic that good educators teach whatever kids show up -- regardless of behavior, academic skills, or language proficiencies, and whether they're in the country legally or not. Simmons views undocumented students as assets to his classroom and school…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 22, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments

Don't let restorative justice fail

Don't let restorative justice fail

Recently, pressure has mounted to decrease, if not eliminate, suspensions in public schools, writes New York City teacher Ruben Brosbe in BRIGHT. The correlation between suspensions, dropouts, and incarcerations -- particularly for black and Latino youth -- has been deemed a school-to-prison pipeline. Restorative justice has gained favor as a corrective to the zero-tolerance policies of the 1990s. Within a restorative…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 22, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments

Another thing bonus pay won't fix

Another thing bonus pay won't fix

A National Education Policy Center (NEPC) review of a report from Georgetown University's Edunomics Lab finds the report misreads or ignores well-established evidence on class size, teacher assessment, pay, and job satisfaction in its proposal to pay bonuses to the "best" teachers in a district for teaching more students. The report proposes paying the top 25 percent of teachers bonuses for accepting up to three more students…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 22, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

How the ‘opt-out’ movement continues to grow by Steven Cohen and David Gamberg



Guest Column: How the ‘opt-out’ movement continues to grow

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Added by Michael Keany on April 22, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments

Meet Danielle Meitiv: Fighting for Her Kids’ Rights by Peter Gray

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Added by Michael Keany on April 21, 2015 at 10:09am — No Comments

3 Reasons Why Faculty Meetings Are a Waste of Time By Peter DeWitt

3 Reasons Why Faculty Meetings Are a Waste of Time

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Added by Michael Keany on April 21, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments

Please, No More Professional Development! by Kristine Fox via Peter DeWitt

Please, No More Professional Development!

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Added by Michael Keany on April 21, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

Shadowing students, another example by Grant Wiggins

Another shadowing report

by grantwiggins

Today's post is a guest post from Jeremy Chiappeta, Executive Director at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy. Jeremy took us up on the challenge set by…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 20, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Educators alarmed by some questions on N.Y. Common Core tests by Carol Burris via Valerie Strauss

Answer Sheet

Educators alarmed by some questions on N.Y. Common Core tests

By Valerie Strauss April 19 at 12:15 PM

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Added by Michael Keany on April 20, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments

Addressing Mental Health Concerns: A Key to School Improvement

Drs. Adelman and Taylor write, " Anyone who has spent time in schools can itemize the multifaceted mental health and psychosocial concerns that require attention so that schools and students can succeed. As a result, many stakeholders are interested in enhancing how schools address such concerns. The question is: How should society's schools address the many factors interfering with teaching and learning?" …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on April 19, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Title I -- program, no; funding stream, yes by Holly Yettick

Title I -- program, no; funding stream, yes

Does Title I raise test scores? asks Holly Yettick in Education Week. Fifty years after passage of the ESEA, the question remains unanswered, she writes. Evaluation after evaluation has failed to identify decisive, long-lasting impacts of the funding aimed at raising achievement for disadvantaged children. Part of this lack of evidence stems from Title I's design: Researchers face the fundamental problem of defining…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 17, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Everyone WINs! by Mary Hendricks-Harris

Everyone WINs!

Mary Hendricks-Harris

Mary Hendricks-Harris is chief academic officer for the Francis Howell School District in Missouri. With more than 20 years of experience, Mary has been a…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 17, 2015 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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