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Jan 18, 2019
Effective School Leadership Entails More Than Focus on Outcomes
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Matthew Howell, a New Jersey middle school principal, shares in an Edutopia article his journey to recognizing that producing high test scores is not a principal's primary mission; instead, it's helping teachers succeed in their mission of helping students realize their full potential. To succeed as a leader, Howell says, principals must face the hard task of letting go of outcomes, along ...
Education DIVE
What Teachers Need to Know About Restorative Justice
Schools and teachers dealing with behavior issues and bullying are constantly searching for new and effective ways to handle it all. One concept that's ...
We Are Teachers
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Tips For PBL Planning Across Content Areas
One of the weaknesses of our modern education system is that content has become so siloed that students rarely see the connections between subjects ...
TeachThought
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As a Teachers Can You Appreciate a Wrong Answer?
When did being wrong become a bad thing? You're up in the front of the class laying down your best (insert subject topic here) teaching. You ask ...
Teachers Pay Teachers
Add It Up
In lauding the discipline of mathematics, two avenues of approach are well established and perhaps exhaustive; if a third exists, I have not come ...
Inside Higher Ed
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How to Help Schools Use Evidence-Based Practices
Before the holiday break, I wrote a series of posts discussing how we might turn the "End of Education Policy" (as I see it) into a Golden Age ...
EducationNext
How to Create Certificates for Student Awards Using Pages
Do you have access to iOS devices or Apple computers in your classroom? If so, then you also have access to Pages. Inside this 3-Minute Classroom ...
Simple K12
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Don't Miss The Spectacular "Super Blood Moon" Eclipse On January 20
Overnight from Sunday, Jan. 20 into Monday, Jan. 21, stargazers will be treated to what promises to be a spectacular total lunar eclipse. Also being ...
DOGO News
One Small, Shy Child Changed My School's Dress Code
So often, when children attempt to advocate for something they believe in at school, adults make the mistake of getting defensive and worse, stand by ...
eSchool News
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'It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way.’ Why Some Boys Can Keep Up With Girls in School.
Over all, girls outperform boys in school. It starts as early as kindergarten. By the time students reach college, women graduate at a higher rate ...
The New York Times
Defining Personalized Learning and Blended Learning: Is There a Difference?
Recently, more than a few education headlines have focused on the concerns surrounding the shaky meaning of personalized learning, oftentimes ...
Christensen Institute
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What was the first commercial product that had a Barcode?
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Why Asian Students Outpace their Western Peers
Actually they only keep certain students in class in the ...
Tim Click, Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School, Point Pleasant, WV
What Year Was It?
WWI Peace Conference Begins in Paris
What Year
Some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War.
The day was Jan 18. What year was it?
Quote of the Day
"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."
Emma Goldman
Trivia Answer
What was the first commercial product that had a Barcode?
Answer: Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum
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