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Parenting, brilliantly by Annie Murphy Paul

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5 Back to School Tips for New Teachers By Lisa Dabbs

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5 Back to School Tips for New Teachers

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10 Must-Know Tips For New Teachers By Jeff Dunn

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10 Must-Know Tips For New Teachers

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New Reading Lessons for a New World

Recently, John Oliver did a funny bit on native advertising.  If you are not familiar with the term, native advertising is when companies and organizations make their ads look like editorial content in print publications.  

As a writer, I know that the sale of ad space pays for the production of the magazine, and that the editorial and advertising departments each have their own separate, important job to do.  As a reader, I've noticed ads that look like articles, but since I'm an…

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Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on August 19, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

Avoiding Common Mistakes When Implementing SEL by Maurice Elias



Avoiding Common Mistakes When Implementing SEL

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Added by Michael Keany on August 16, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Anyone interested in conspiracies????

Almost all big crimes are conspiracies. We're supposed to try to solve them, à la Sherlock Holmes. But today if you try to explain a crime, you are called a “conspiracy theorist” as if somehow this is a wrong thing to be.

I can tell you it’s gotten weird. There are definitely a…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on August 14, 2014 at 7:06pm — No Comments

THE “CATCH-22” OF CAREER READINESS from Steve Peha

THE “CATCH-22” OF CAREER READINESS

from Steve Peha's 

TEACHING THAT MAKES SENSE

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From the first elementary school career day to the cover-letter writing homework in high school, we spend a lot of talking to kids about careers. This helpful article from the Wall…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 14, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments

ON SCHOOL DISCIPLINE, WE CAN DO BETTER by Dan Willingham

ON SCHOOL DISCIPLINE, WE CAN DO BETTER

from Steve Peha's 

TEACHING THAT MAKES SENSE

www.ttms.org



Dan Willingham has a great review of a new report on improving school discipline. Listen to this: “The report starts with two grim facts. First, present practices are…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Robert Slavin on Reading by Third Grade - Or Else

Robert Slavin on Reading by Third Grade - Or Else



Is it possible to legislate reading proficiency? An increasing number of states seem to think so. …

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Added by Michael Keany on August 14, 2014 at 3:59pm — No Comments

The hidden half: School employees who don't teach by Chester E. Finn, Jr.

The hidden half: School employees who don't teach

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Added by Michael Keany on August 14, 2014 at 6:10am — No Comments

Computers don't judge by Annie Murphy Paul

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Added by Michael Keany on August 14, 2014 at 6:08am — No Comments

Achievement, Assessment, & Accountability

Since the performance measures (standardized) do not provide the information useful for improving performance, let's not try to make it so.  If we focus on those measures that do inform us about what students know and are able to do, and follow the paths that they lead, then results on standardized measures should follow.  If we continue to focus on the standardized results as meaningful, then we have to be clear about what they mean.…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on August 14, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community by Anne Shaw



Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community

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Added by Michael Keany on August 12, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

It's the most wonderful time of the year! By Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

“Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling”

-Deborah Day



Our teachers return to school next week. They’ll spend the week preparing their rooms, getting to know new colleagues, and participating in many staff development opportunities. Of course, they will be most excited to get ready for and meet their new students. One of the greatest parts of working in education is the sense of renewal that comes with the start of the school year. The excitement… Continue

Added by Debbie Wooleyhand on August 12, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Literacy-rich environment: what does this mean?

 When Whole Word modulated into Whole Language (both being variations on look-say as a matter of fact), there was a great rush to add bells and whistles, lipstick and accessories.

 One of these bells and whistles was called literacy-rich environment. And the theory was that if you surrounded children with thousands of books, they would learn to read more quickly.

This simply is not true. We could all sit in a library in China…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on August 9, 2014 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Using Technology to Help with Classroom Observations by Josh Work



Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 4: Classroom Evaluations


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Added by Michael Keany on August 9, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

The 5 Critical Categories of Rules by DR. RICHARD CURWIN



The 5 Critical Categories of Rules

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Added by Michael Keany on August 8, 2014 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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