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FUTURE EDUCATOR ROLES DEMAND NEW APPROACHES TO PREPARATION

There’s no question that education is changing. Students have increased opportunities to learn any time, in school, throughout the community and on the web. There is growing interest in learni... Read More...

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Teacher Prep Programs Begin to Lead As Schools Move the Needle with Data How the Culture of Data use is Shifting Practice On a Larger Plane

When used well by teachers, data can be an accelerant to change! Teachers agree that our students can’t wait the 3 to 5 years normally associated with the time it takes for a new district or s... Read More...

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READING RECONSIDERED THE IMPORTANCE OF READING NON-FICTION

Much of what many students must read in college is nonfiction — often complex and dense nonfiction — but their reading during their middle and high school years is usually heavily weighted toward fic... Read More...

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HOW DO WE TEACH 21st CENTURY STUDENTS?

All of our futures are increasingly linked to the challenges of the global community. The world’s population is predicted to grow from our current 7.3 billion to 8.5 billion in 2030 and to nearly 10 ... Read More...

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WHO TOOK THE PROFESSION OUT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?

With all the rhetoric about what’s wrong with education today and how to fix it, there are no shortage of opinions and perspectives about raising the test scores that demonstrate student achievement.... Read More...

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CLASSROOM CURRICULUM FOR TEACHING STUDENTS & TEACHERS

Teachers in the 42 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) are trying to change how they teach. For most, the strategies and methods required are new, as is t... Read More...

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TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO ‘DRIVE THEIR BRAINS’ IS KEY TO INCREASING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The mission statements of schools across our country share a common theme: All students can learn, and we will help them to achieve. However, few schools are delivering explicit instruction consisten... Read More...

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FUEL GREAT TEACHING THIS SCHOOL YEAR 5 KEYS TO SUPER-CHARGED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

With a growing body of research showing that teachers are the most important determinant of student achievement, new and more rigorous teacher evaluation systems and policies have been implemented ac... Read More...

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EMPOWERING GLOBAL-READY TEACHERS

App developer and social media manager are just two examples of jobs that did not exist 10 years ago. These jobs also could not have been predicted before the iPhone or social media platforms like Tw... Read More...

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Funding Enhanced Employee Professional Development

What do professional development opportunities mean to you? For most, they mean the chance to associate with others in your profession, stay abreast of your field, and gain the advantage of new knowl... Read More...

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HIRING EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALS BEGINS WITH AN EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW

Core beliefs, linked to behavior, are the best predictors of aspiring principals’ performance. In the following article, we outline why the principal interview matters, point out how the Haberman Sta... Read More...

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How do You Effectively Communicate the Shifts of the Common Core to Your Teachers? 3 suggestions to help the educational leader

Do you live by your to-do list? Most successful people do, but the to-do list mentality will not serve your teachers and students when it comes to the new Common Core State Standards. In a world of t... Read More...

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A Case for Teacher Leadership

Today’s public school district leaders face seemingly insurmountable challenges: Too many of their best teachers are leaving; they are running out of qualified principals to lead schools; achievement... Read More...

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COACHING EDUCATORS TO INSPIRE POSITIVE CHANGE

Too often our best intentions to help others grow and learn just don’t work out. We’ve all tried to help someone do something better only to end up cooking up resentment and resistance.  We observe w... Read More...

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A perfect storm — bullying and harassment litigation

A perfect storm is growing in K-12 education and it is brewing with intensity. Bullying and harassment litigation is on the rise and all educators should take note. The ‘favorable conditions’ — frust... Read More...

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