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From the Editor, Issues, 2010 FallFrom the Editor, Issues, 2010 Fall -  I have a real passion for education. One of my favorite things to do is to share ideas with others who are equally passionate about educating our children. So I was particularly pleased to get a call from our Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Norm...
FROM the EDITOR Fall 2010

Charles Sosnik | 08/23/2010

I have a real passion for education. One of my favorite things to do is to share ideas with others who are equally passionate about educating our children. So I was particularly pleased to get a call from our Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Normally, when a cabinet-level individual calls, you would expect a lot of formality – a secretary to the Secretary placing the call and getting you on the line so He can speak to you. No such pomp here. The call came in around 4:30 and I was greeted by “Hi, this is Arne Duncan.” It was like we had been talking for years. That’s Arne. Genuine. Passionate. And genuinely passionate about education. The ... Read More...

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Columns, Issues, 2010 Fall, ColumnsColumns, Issues, 2010 Fall, Columns -  What follows has been excerpted from  162 Keys to School Success:  Be The Best, Hire The Best, Train, Inspire and Retain The Best  which was published by Eye on Education in July, 2010. 
 Ask people what is the most valuable resource America has an...
Helping Schools Succeed TREATING TEACHERS AS THE PROFESSIONALS THEY ARE

Franklin Schargel | 08/23/2010

What follows has been excerpted from 162 Keys to School Success:  Be The Best, Hire The Best, Train, Inspire and Retain The Best which was published by Eye on Education in July, 2010. Ask people what is the most valuable resource America has and they will come up with a variety of answers including coal, oil, or other natural resources.  For me the answer is “its people.”  America has a talented, educated workforce.  Education has supplied this workforce with knowledge and skills that most nations fail to provide.  Yet educators are not valued in this society as much as they are in many other nations.  And we are losing them a rate wher... Read More...

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Columns, Issues, 2010 Fall, ColumnsColumns, Issues, 2010 Fall, Columns - As I spoke last week at a huge Iowa K-12 education conference, I noticed commotion in the hall’s front row. After my keynote was finished, a person from that row came up to apologize for the disruption. She explained that the woman next to her had be...
Problem Solved PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT For Sam, wherever you may find him

Dr. Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. | 08/23/2010

As I spoke last week at a huge Iowa K-12 education conference, I noticed commotion in the hall’s front row. After my keynote was finished, a person from that row came up to apologize for the disruption. She explained that the woman next to her had been checking her phone messages while I spoke.  The woman had discovered she was being laid off by e-mail, and was simply unable to control her shock and anger. The educator standing in front of me then said that she herself had been laid off last week after several decades as a teacher. Read More...

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Administrator Resources, Issues, 2010 Fall, Columns, ColumnsAdministrator Resources, Issues, 2010 Fall, Columns, Columns - From our humble beginning at Conway High School in South Carolina until now, Jostens Renaissance has continued to focus on the power of teaching and learning across our nation. When Conway High School launched the CHS #1 Program on January 20, 1984, ...
Celebrating Improvement THE WOW FACTOR AT WORK

Larry Biddle | 08/23/2010

From our humble beginning at Conway High School in South Carolina until now, Jostens Renaissance has continued to focus on the power of teaching and learning across our nation. When Conway High School launched the CHS #1 Program on January 20, 1984, we knew that our quest to create lots of niches for lots of kids would begin to close the recognition gap on our campus. It was simple.  There was an achievement gap because there was a recognition gap! What we needed was an inside-out business approach that centered on our entire school community as the most important business in town.  We knew that we must elevate and appreciate the teaching pro... Read More...

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The SEEN Interview, Issues, 2010 FallThe SEEN Interview, Issues, 2010 Fall -  As Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan is placing schools at the heart of the community 
   SEEN Magazine:    You grew up in an education family. Your father was a college professor and your mother ran a tutoring program for inner city children. As...
The SEEN Interview: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with Charles Sosnik

CHARLES SOSNIK | 08/23/2010

As Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan is placing schools at the heart of the community SEEN Magazine:   You grew up in an education family. Your father was a college professor and your mother ran a tutoring program for inner city children. Aside from going one-on-one with Michael Jordan, had you ever considered a different career path? Secretary Duncan:    I’ve been lucky. I’ve always had two passions. One was education and one was basketball. I took a year off from college between my junior and senior year, which was pretty nontraditional, and worked full time on my mother’s program. Most of my friends were thinking about beco... Read More...

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Administrator Resources, Issues, 2010 FallAdministrator Resources, Issues, 2010 Fall -   “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  
  -— Wayne Gretzky 
 While going through some old boxes stored in our basement recently I came across one that included numerous yellowed high school report cards. Having gradua...
Building the Perfect School Campus Start with the END in mind

STEVEN TURCKES | 08/23/2010

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” -— Wayne Gretzky While going through some old boxes stored in our basement recently I came across one that included numerous yellowed high school report cards. Having graduated from high school over 30 years ago (yes, before the IBM PC), it was fun to reminisce. I took a very traditional line-up of classes in a very traditional sequence: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry; Biology, Chemistry, Physics; World history, U.S. History; American Literature, World Literature; Spanish 1, Spanish 2, etc., earning “credits” toward graduation. I sat in desks aligned in neat rows an... Read More...

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Administrator Resources, Issues, 2010 FallAdministrator Resources, Issues, 2010 Fall -  How do American history teachers bring facts to life? Do they pass around primary source documents and discuss them in context with historical events? Do they dress in period clothing and recite a monologue from a play that demonstrates the trials a...
Preserve America History’s Teacher of the Year

CHELSEA VAN DER GAAG | 08/23/2010

How do American history teachers bring facts to life? Do they pass around primary source documents and discuss them in context with historical events? Do they dress in period clothing and recite a monologue from a play that demonstrates the trials and tribulations of people of times past? Such classroom practices are not necessarily commonplace, and many times these memorable and cherished teachers do not receive the recognition that they so greatly deserve. The Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award aims to do just that, on both the state and national level. A $1,000 prize is issued to winning teachers in every state. Each st... Read More...

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Administrator Resources, Issues, 2010 FallAdministrator Resources, Issues, 2010 Fall -  Although visual mapping is already used by over 250 million people worldwide, including many of the largest companies in the world, it is still relatively little used in schools and unknown to teachers and students. However, once teachers and studen...
Visual mapping Connecting teachers with learning

TONI KRASNIC | 08/23/2010

Although visual mapping is already used by over 250 million people worldwide, including many of the largest companies in the world, it is still relatively little used in schools and unknown to teachers and students. However, once teachers and students get introduced to visual mapping, they find it a fun, engaging, and motivating approach to learning. Read More...

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In This Issue

Arne Duncan looks at Teaching and the Future of Education

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Collaborative Learning and Professional Development
ED OUT
Step back in history in Jefferson County
Family learning ... family fun
National Museum of the Marine Corp
Norfolk offers wonderful learning experiences
Virginia Living Museum adds new interactive exhibits
Go behind-the-scenes at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg
Discover Berkeley County
A sea turtle sensation
Experience living history on the Waccamaw River
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Make new memories on an OUTER BANKS FIELD TRIP
Take a walk on the wild side of education
Fun at Chimney Rock
The World of Coca-Cola
Atlanta History Center honored to be only stop in the South for Lincoln exhibit
Fort Discovery
Waycross — Georgia’s natural wonder
The Lost Sea
It’s never too early to talk science!
Get out of the classroom and into history
Educational experiences outside the classroom are in your backyard
Creating memorable learning experiences
Motivating teen girls with a personal fitness program
School based health care:
The Changing face of computing
Taking classrooms out of the technological dead zone
Fundraising
The Book Report
Shaping student behavior
Empowering students through communication
Technology transforms the autism classroom
Skills for bystanders
Therapeutic Novels
Technology accelerates success in LD education
Notre Dame College’s Academic Support Center a ‘Refuge’
ELSA program provides path to college for challenged students
Why post-secondary education for young adults with intellectual disabilities?
Jump start your path to a graduate or professional degree with a dual admission
STEM undergraduate program
What makes the best college?
March 2 Success
The impact of new core standards on kindergarten education
Compassionate and accountable assessment
Choosing to teach as a second career
Can you and your students BUYA?
Teaching Engagement
Evaluating the educator
Visual mapping
Preserve America History’s Teacher of the Year
Building the Perfect School Campus
The SEEN Interview: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Celebrating Improvement
Problem Solved
Helping Schools Succeed
FROM the EDITOR Fall 2010

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