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Defining failure so it's success

 The secret ingredient in the process known as  "the deliberate dumbing down of America" is a general recalibrating, redefining, and readjusting of every norm, every standard, everything once thought settled.

 The basic idea is to get rid of anything challenging, so that every child can get a B or even an A. Or give them the B anyway.

 In matters of crime and punishment,…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How to Remain Competitive in the Job Market

Competition for teaching positions is growing across the board. With so many people electing to become educators, it may be worth strengthening yourself as a contender for the positions that others are beginning to seek. If you’ve already established all of your teaching credentials, now is the…

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Added by Kelly Smith on January 12, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

Newsletter Language Difference or Disability?

Attached to this message is the January 2017 edition of the RSE-TASC Reporter, its monthly newsletter for Special Educators.  This month, the featured article is “Language Difference or Disability? It Takes a Mindset...” by…

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Added by MariLuz Genao on January 11, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

HOW TO FACE DISRUPTIVE CHANGE AND THRIVE

HOW TO FACE DISRUPTIVE CHANGE AND THRIVE

Dan Rockwell

Our response to change, challenge, or turmoil reveals…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 11, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

5 WAYS TO ACHIEVE REMARKABLE RESULTS BY MAKING THE BIG ASK

5 WAYS TO ACHIEVE REMARKABLE RESULTS BY MAKING THE BIG ASK

Dan Rockwell

You limit the potential of your team if you can’t ask…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 11, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

Relationships Are Everything

Relationships Are Everything…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 10, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

What we need to learn from incoming education secretary Betsy DeVos by Roger Tilles

What we need to learn from incoming education secretary Betsy DeVos

President-elect Trump's nominee for Education Secretary, Elisabeth
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Added by Michael Keany on January 9, 2017 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL



There is a certain amount of fear, or caution or reflectiveness about role expectations and the roles that other have in schools everywhere. Principals are responsible and accountable for each teacher's effectiveness, for motivating and inspiring the faculty, as well as the students. The Principalship is the key position but it is interconnected with all the other key roles, but leadership should not be put on the classroom teacher.…

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Added by Fred Welfare on January 9, 2017 at 12:32am — No Comments

Answering Frequently Asked Questions

Answering Frequently Asked Questions

There are strategies in answering the most frequently asked interviewers’ questions. It takes some work, but these strategies can readily be mastered. First, you need to think through your narrative -- the story you want to get across about who you are. You should always assume that the first question is going to be, “Tell us about yourself”. The second…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on January 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING LEADERS

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING LEADERS

Dan Rockwell

One of the most painful mistakes of leadership is…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 4, 2017 at 6:38am — No Comments

HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SCHEDULE AND SPEND MORE TIME DOING WHAT MATTERS

HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SCHEDULE AND SPEND MORE TIME DOING WHAT MATTERS

Dan Rockwell
Leadership Freak

The elevation of spontaneity and…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 1, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments

NEW QUESTIONS FOR MANAGING MONKEYS

NEW QUESTIONS FOR MANAGING MONKEYS

Dan Rockwell
Leadership Freak

You end up overwhelmed, under-appreciated, and angry, if you own other people’s monkeys.

Someone walks in your office…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 1, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Top Five Radical Reads of 2016 by Bill Ferriter

Top Five Radical Reads of 2016



One of my favorite things about the end of December and the beginning of January are the summaries that bloggers share with their networks detailing the posts that drew the most attention in digital spaces.  By pulling the…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 28, 2016 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Over 100 Original Primary Source Sets

Primary Source Sets

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Drawing online materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States, the sets use letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more.…

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Added by Michael Keany on December 28, 2016 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Choose a free professional book for winter reading

Choose a free professional book for winter reading

Did you know MiddleWeb gives away professional books if you're willing to read and review them? Send us a 500- to 750-word review and enjoy seeing your writing highlighted in MiddleWeb SmartBrief. Best of all: you can set your own deadline. Our current large selection of books offers something for just about everyone. …
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Added by Michael Keany on December 28, 2016 at 11:57am — No Comments

Cursive--why your students need it

 There has been a long simmering debate over cursive. The Education Establishment doesn't want it, so we are seeing less and less of cursive.

Common Core downplayed phonics and tried to drop cursive. There you have two of the reasons that Common Core is widely reviled.

 Truth is, a good case can be made for cursive, especially in the early years of schooling. It helps children learn to read. It helps children…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on December 27, 2016 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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