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Rate My Administrator (Hold My Hand Through the Scary Parts...)

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principalsintraining.wordpress.com - How often do we stop to look in the professional mirror? How often do we share what we find? (Spending 30 minutes of portrait drawing with 6th grade 2D Art is one way…) The definition of “quality” ...

5 Ways to Chat with Your Class | The Remind Blog

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blog.remind.com - Whether you’re sending carefully crafted letters or leaving personal voice mails — supporting each student takes time. This is why we’re so excited about Chat. With Chat, teachers now have the opti...

Education Week: Chat: Solving the 'Mystery' of Classroom Management

edweek.org - Note: No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in any of our text-based chats. Participants may begin submitting questions the morning of the chat. Classroom managem...

From Effective to Excellent: Periscope For Education, Part II

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ryanpatrickmclane.blogspot.com - Yesterday, I wrote about this new app called Periscope (Periscope For Education?).  I experimented with a few broadcasts today during school trying to determine if it had a place in education.  I b...

Getting Where We Need to Go

Shared by Bruce Arcurio

georgecouros.ca - You have to juggle respecting tradition and research that has been done in the past, while focusing on the people in the building right now (students and staff), and also keeping an eye on the futu...

Start With Appreciation - Further Thoughts on Language of Leadership

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shelleyburgess.com - A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about the language we use as leaders, and I had a few more thoughts I wanted to share… Recently my good friend @AmyIllingworth and I had the opportunity to pres...

Boot Camps for Charter Boards: Finding and training civic-minded leaders

educationnext.org - The 7:40 p.m. agenda item at a meeting of Washington, D.C.’s charter-school authorizer, the D.C. Public Charter School Board, was a “discussion” about a school for 700 low-income, African American ...

Leading for Growth | Connected Principals

Shared by Kelly Rexine

connectedprincipals.com - Great leaders don’t spend time trying to change people. They spend their energy creating the conditions in which people want to change. Discussions move beyond “why” as educators begin thinking and...

What is Education Innovation?

mrdorland.weebly.com - Last week I attended the Surrey Digital Learning Series with so many wonderful, innovative educators. Before the first presentation I found myself having a discussion with George Couros. At the end...

Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students!)

edtechdigest.wordpress.com - Stepping back from a load-weary model to glimpse a new paradigm’s potential. Conjure an image of a school. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a teacher are there. What do you see...

Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year

Shared by Ted Fujimoto

npr.org - Every year, thousands of fresh-faced teachers are handed the keys to a new classroom, given a pat on the back and told, "Good luck!" Over the next five years, though, nearly half of those teachers ...

​Will Teachers Continue to Have a Role in the Classroom?

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edsurge.com - 5-10 YEAR PREDICTION: Michael Godsey is an English teacher from San Luis Obispo, California--but he's not sure that the traditional role of "teacher" will be around for much longer. In a recent op-...

Teen Hero Turns The Tables On College Admissions And Rejects Her Rejection Letter

huffingtonpost.com - For graduating high school students, a single letter can determine their future. Seeing how much power a college rejection letter holds, Siobhan O’Dell decided to write one of her own. After Duke U...

Student Chapter Challenge: How we feel about high-stakes testing as future educators

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inservice.ascd.org - At the ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibition Show in Houston, Tex., student chapters experienced a day with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and were asked to write collaborative blog posts to summarize their...

Mississippi to Add Third Voucher Program for Students in Special Education

blogs.edweek.org - « Report: More States Adopting Restrictions on Restraint and Seclusion | Main Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign a bill launching a pilot program that would provide state funds to stu...

6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom

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edudemic.com - Remember when schools had policies outlawing cell phones in the classroom? Teachers used to tell students, “Keep it in your locker, in your backpack, in your car, or at home, just don’t bring it in...

Do mobile devices in the classroom really improve learning outcomes?

theconversation.com - Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center su...

'Bright,' a New Online Education Publication, Launches

blogs.edweek.org - A new online education publication launching on Tuesday—called "Bright"—aims to shine some fresh light on issues and innovations in the field. "Bright hopes to change the tenor of the conversation,...

5 Questions You Should Ask Concerning EdTech, But May Not Be

rafranzdavis.com - A few weeks ago, I attended a great session led by Katrina Stevens (US Office of Edtech) and Chike Aguh (Advisory Board Company) called, “Building an Edtech Bill of Rights“. In this session, Katrin...

Q: What makes Finnish teachers so special? A: It’s not brains

Shared by Tim Walker

theguardian.com - When my niece was finishing school in Finland, more than anything else she wanted to become a primary teacher. Despite her genuine interest in teaching she failed to get into a teacher education pr...

How to Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentation

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edudemic.com - Outside of the classroom, Twitter is huge, with 284 million users logging in each month from around the globe. Each one of those users follows and tweets 140-character messages on a regular basis. ...

Is It the End of College As We Know It? | Parent Toolkit News

parenttoolkit.com - The essential tool for parents: Sign in or sign up and create a profile to customize the toolkit based on grade level, access helpful tips on parent-teacher conferences, and take notes on any of th...

Edchat - A Measure of School Quality

ipad4schools.org - My 15 years of working in schools tells me that high school teachers talk firstly about non school issues, secondly about problems with the school administration and thirdly about current progress ...

Social Media Release: Bublish & Edmodo Parternship

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bublish.com - BUBLISH AND EDMODO PROVIDE STUDENTS LIVE CONNECTION WITH AUTHORS AROUND THE WORLD Partnership reinvigorates the literature learning experience Pull Quotes, Downloadable Images, Downloadable PDFs, L...

Reflections from Edcamp

Shared by Tamara Letter

fouroclockfaculty.com - “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then ea...

Is “Design Thinking” the new liberal arts?

sylviamartinez.com - Is ‘Design Thinking’ the New Liberal Arts? (Chronicle of Higher Education) Long answer: First, I hate the fact that this article is not available publicly, because it might be interesting to actual...

21 Trends & Their Implications for Leadership

blogs.edweek.org - Today's guest blog is written by Dr. Avis Glaze. Avis was one of Finding Common Ground's 18 Women all educators Should Know. She played a key role in helping to improve education when she served as...

WOTW Blog

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workonthework.org - As the school year winds itself into Spring Break for most of the country, I find this time of year, Spring and rebirth and rejuvenation, as an excellent time to reflect.  With time becoming more a...

Are lectures the best way to teach students?

theguardian.com - Bruce Charlton, reader in evolutionary psychiatry, Newcastle University, says: Real lectures are always greatly appreciated by students who want to learn. But what are called “lectures” nowadays ar...

Future Ready | Office of Educational Technology

tech.ed.gov - The Future Ready Regional Summits are designed to offer school district leaders expert support to create a digital learning plan that aligns with instructional best practices, is implemented by hig...

NEWSWIRE: March 31, 2015

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edreform.com - CHANGE MARYLAND. As regular Newswire readers know, efforts to strengthen Maryland’s F-graded charter school law are facing major headwinds, and time is running out before the legislative session en...

Musings of a (New) Education Insurgent

edtechdigest.wordpress.com - The system of schooling to which I have dedicated my life seems incapable of educating all students to high levels of learning   For the past fifty-five years, I’ve spent most of my waking hours do...

Making a Case for the Whole Child

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inservice.ascd.org - After flying home from Houston, Tex., where I attended the 70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, I feel once again inspired and grateful to be an educator. For three days, I experienced dee...

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom

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teachthought.com - 26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom Meaningful conversation can make learning more personal, immediate, and emotional. During meaningful conversations, students are for...

The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher

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edutopia.org - What does it mean to be a great teacher? Of course credentials, knowledge, critical thinking, and all other faculties of intelligence are important. However, a great teacher should be much more tha...

Parents & edcamps

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blog.artlaflamme.com - I acknowledge that I am something of an anomaly. I am a parent who hangs out online with teachers. I am on Twitter, I am in their chat sessions, I read and engage their blogs, I am even with them o...

Stop Uploading PDF's and Digital Worksheets

Shared by Jerry Swiatek

alicekeeler.com - I have received several tweets about how cumbersome it is to have students work with PDF’s in a digital format. I am going to be blunt, uploading your worksheets to PDF’s and putting them online is...

Free Writing Guides from Academic Help

Shared by Monica Burns

classtechtips.com - If you’re looking for an English Language Arts resource for your middle school and high school students, Academic Help has tons of guides to help young writers.  Their website provides free writing...

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Create the Conditions...

Shared by Todd Nesloney

kristenswanson.org - Despite the fact that we’re not that good at it, we actually like to think.We are naturally curious, and we look for opportunities to engage in certain types of thought. But because thinking is so ...

How one district embraces multiple innovations at once

smartbrief.com - "One size does not fit all when it comes to education," suggests Roger Cook, superintendent of the Taylor County School District in Campbellsville, Ky. In this blog post, he writes about how the di...

The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + tips and tricks!

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ditchthattextbook.com - Thousands of teachers are certainly finding their way to Google Classroom. It has been as billed by Google: less focus on tech, more focus on teaching. It has made managing Google Apps files in sch...

Cleveland, Ohio Elementary and Middle School Principals Job at Cleveland Metropolitan School District - National Association of Elementary School Principals

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careers.naesp.org - Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is currently seeking experienced school leaders who are devoted to improving educational options for urban students, and who are prepared to take on th...

DL2015: Home

deeper-learning.org - Deeper Learning: Dream Big. Dare Greatly. Deeper Learning is everywhere. Why attend Deeper Learning 2015? 1. You are an educator who cares deeply about preparing students for college and the career...

Trust our teachers

Shared by Marc Spooner

leaderpost.com - I write regarding the March 28 story about Julie MacRae, Saskatchewan's new deputy minister of education ("Mac-Rae makes leap from classroom to ministry"). MacRae asserts: "Ultimately, at a macro l...

Why federal focus on the lowest performing schools matters

thehill.com - The nation received some good news last week: The achievement gap is finally closing as minority and low-income students continue to drive improving high school graduation rates.  Such progress was...

‘Dear colleges, you are doing this wrong’

washingtonpost.com - (BigStock) It’s time.  Millions of high school students are learning which colleges have admitted — and rejected — them. Chris Lehmann, the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a p...

Project Breakers: Portland Lutheran High School Takes On A Real-World Challenge

nw-connection.com - Each day for 14 school days in January, the entire high school (65 students in grades 9-12) participated in a morning design training session, learning about the design thinking process and how to ...

Stretching One Great Teacher Across Many Classrooms

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npr.org - A stack of research suggests that all the classroom technology in the world can't compare to the power of a great teacher. And, since we haven't yet figured out how to clone our best teachers, a fe...

Kelly Christopherson

husband, father, principal, technology enthusiast, working towards being a master learner.

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