Educational Resources, Learning and Professional Development

News, articles, and resources for educators

Welcome to the "Education Resources" section of the Southeast Education Network magazine website: We want to provide you with timely online information and breaking news in education and learning. Among our education articles, you will find news on collaborative learning, professional development for teachers and more. We want to be your best online source for the education resources, articles and tools you need.

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REIMAGINING, RETHINKING & REBUILDING AMERICA’S SCHOOLS An Architect’s Perspective

In a recent interview with NPR, Ted Kolderie, a leader of the charter school movement, stated, “If students don’t want to learn, you can’t make them. So any effort to improve learning must begin with... Read More...

Relevant Tags: Facilities

THOUGHTS ABOUT REBUILDING AMERICA’S SCHOOLS

Among the first questions school board members and administrators often ask regarding aging facilities are: “What will it cost to bring our schools up to date?” and “Should we remodel or demolish and... Read More...

Relevant Tags: Facilities

Choosing the Right School Furniture Supplier

The pace of change in today’s education landscape is unprecedented. Schools face different and more complex challenges and must keep up with the demands of 21st century learning environments, technol... Read More...

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The Second Lever of Success for Superintendents Principal Coaching and Supervision

I recently wrote an article arguing that superintendents have three key levers for improving the quality of schools and increasing student achievement: Read More...

Relevant Tags: Superintendent Leadership

Creating a Strong School Board-Superintendent Relationship

With the average tenure of a school superintendent being only 3.2 years, it’s possible that a school board member could go through hiring a superintendent during every four-year term they serve. ... Read More...

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FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION Making the Case for High Reliability Education Systems

What should schools have in common with hospitals, commercial airlines and even nuclear power plants? All of them should strive toward higher reliability, or toward becoming high reliability organiza... Read More...

Relevant Tags: Superintendent Leadership

THE FUN OF BEING A SUPERINTENDENT

I can speak from most positions in education from teacher’s aide to superintendent, so this is a fun topic. I spent 12 years as a county superintendent with 11 other superintendents in my county and ... Read More...

Relevant Tags: Leadership

The First Lever of Success for Superintendents Establishing a Clear Theory of Action

In this era of new accountability brought by pushback against No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it is important to consider: What levers do superi... Read More...

Relevant Tags: ADMINISTRATOR RESOURCES

What Educational Leaders Must Do to Ensure Mentoring Success

As an education leader you already know the value of mentoring. But how do you go about institutionalizing that value for others? You may have tried launching a mentoring program and achieved a ... Read More...

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HOW TO END THE MID-CAREER EXODUS OF TEACHERS

Where Are They Going? We are seeing a growing trend of mid-career teachers leaving the profession. According to the National Education Association, approximately 17 percent of teachers are leaving... Read More...

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SYSTEMS THINKING LEADERS

WHAT WOULD A SCHOOL LEADER DO IF THE SCHOOL DAY BEGINS WITH LATE BUSES, A TEXT MESSAGE THAT TWO CLASSROOMS ARE WITHOUT TEACHERS, FOLLOWED BY A FRUSTRATED PARENT IN THE OFFICE, ALL DEMANDING YOUR ATT... Read More...

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Hey, Where’s Our Stuff? The Importance of Managing K-12 District Resources

The topic of resource management always grabs the attention of K-12 superintendents and administrators, simply because they know they need to optimize the limited resources they have if they’re going ... Read More...

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THE FALLACY OF THE CAREER PATHWAY

Imagine being handed a plan, a prescription of steps to take if you will, at the age of 16 or 17 that will get you to age 30, or 45, or 65. It’s laughable, and kind of depressing to think of it that ... Read More...

Relevant Tags: ADMINISTRATOR RESOURCES

NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR 2025 TRANSFORMING THE STRUCTURES SUPPORTING LEARNING

(This is part three of a three part series.) Imagine that it is the year 2025. The setting is a disrupted suburb in which poverty is on the rise. Many families have left, tax revenues have decline... Read More...

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CAREER PATHWAYS: STRONG POLICIES AND POWERFUL PRACTICES TO SUPPORT CAREER PATHWAYS (PART 2 OF 2)

In my first article for SEEN Magazine , “Career Pathways: Bridging the Opportunity Gap,” I described the bold challenge issued to states by the Southern Regional Education Board’s Commission on Care... Read More...

Relevant Tags: ADMINISTRATOR RESOURCES