From the Editor, Issues, 2012 WinterFrom the Editor, Issues, 2012 Winter -  SEEN is pleased to present our GREEN Schools issue! It has never been more important to address environmental issues and many schools have found innovative ways to teach their students environmental stewardship. We have several great articles here a...
From the Editor - Winter 2012

Stephen Murphy | 11/15/2012

SEEN is pleased to present our GREEN Schools issue! It has never been more important to address environmental issues and many schools have found innovative ways to teach their students environmental stewardship. We have several great articles here about schools that are focusing on green classrooms, in a way that is bringing them enormous cost savings as well as increasing student engagement. It’s a win-win. We highlight Miami-Dade County Public Schools – the fourth largest school district in the United States – which has had impressive results with their green initiatives. Under the leadership of Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, M-DCPS... Read More...

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Common Core, Administrator Resources, 2012 WinterCommon Core, Administrator Resources, 2012 Winter - Do you teach students who are intrinsically motivated? Intrinsic motivation comes from within. It’s the sense of working toward something simply because we want to or because we feel a sense of accomplishment, and it is relatively easy to know when a...
Motivating Your Students to Succeed

Barbara R. Blackburn | 11/28/2012

Do you teach students who are intrinsically motivated? Intrinsic motivation comes from within. It’s the sense of working toward something simply because we want to or because we feel a sense of accomplishment, and it is relatively easy to know when a student is intrinsically motivated. Students are motivated internally when they pursue an activity independently, enjoy the activity, don’t want to stop working until they are finished, move beyond the minimum expectations, and don’t care if there are rewards attached. Read More...

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Common Core, 2012 WinterCommon Core, 2012 Winter - I’m not one to be mired for long in reasons why teachers don’t change, at least in reasons over which I have little control.  On the other hand, for the last 13 years I’ve been a little obsessed about why teachers don’t change when I train them. Unde...
Helping Teachers Change by Understanding Why They Don’t?

Preston Webster | 01/16/2013

I’m not one to be mired for long in reasons why teachers don’t change, at least in reasons over which I have little control.  On the other hand, for the last 13 years I’ve been a little obsessed about why teachers don’t change when I train them. Understanding why teachers change little after our professional development sessions led to improvements in the kind of planning we do just before teachers enter the classroom to teach new standards and strategies.  We now provide both teachers and curriculum a way to achieve classroom readiness. Read More...

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Administrator Resources, 2012 WinterAdministrator Resources, 2012 Winter -  Florida’s first LEED Gold certified school and 2012 National Green Ribbon School has become a role model for other schools hoping to ‘go green.’
Going Green

Pine Jog | 01/16/2013

Florida’s first LEED Gold certified school and 2012 National Green Ribbon School has become a role model for other schools hoping to ‘go green.’ Read More...

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Columns, Columns, Administrator Resources, Issues, 2012 WinterColumns, Columns, Administrator Resources, Issues, 2012 Winter -  Many years ago at Winyah Academy in Georgetown, South Carolina, where I was serving as headmaster, we began a quest to instill in our parents, students and staffulty a lifelong commitment to never again trash our campus, community, state or nation. ...
GROWING from the inside out revisited

Larry Biddle | 11/15/2012

Many years ago at Winyah Academy in Georgetown, South Carolina, where I was serving as headmaster, we began a quest to instill in our parents, students and staffulty a lifelong commitment to never again trash our campus, community, state or nation. The inspiration for this movement came from a television public service announcement against littering which featured a Native American chieftain with a tear rolling down his cheek. It was a powerful visual reminder that we are all in this together — as Woody Guthrie penned, “This land is your land; this land is my land.” It would become a lifelong commitment to never litter again. What could this... Read More...

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Columns, Columns, Issues, 2012 WinterColumns, Columns, Issues, 2012 Winter -  As I travel around the country training teachers, I always begin each workshop by asking the same question: What are the worst problems in your classroom? From Kotzebue, Alaska to Miami, Florida, the answer is always the same. Teachers are really wo...
Students Wanted No training provided

Dr. Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. | 11/15/2012

As I travel around the country training teachers, I always begin each workshop by asking the same question: What are the worst problems in your classroom? From Kotzebue, Alaska to Miami, Florida, the answer is always the same. Teachers are really worn down by serious classroom management problems like disruption, disinterest and tardiness. The solution may surprise you. I bet you’ve never thought about it but few schools have any plan whatsoever to train kids to be students — and the rampant problems with student behavior reflects that overwhelming oversight. So, even though you have a carefully crafted curriculum plan to teach academic... Read More...

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Technology in Education, Administrator Resources, Issues, 2012 WinterTechnology in Education, Administrator Resources, Issues, 2012 Winter -   Alliance to Save Energy  
 For schools across the country, the challenge is clear: energy is expensive. But energy efficiency — unlike other ways to economize — not only saves money, it actually improves comfort and performance. 
 
After salary-...
PowerSave Schools: Empowering students, saving energy

BY MERRILEE HARRIGAN | 11/15/2012

Alliance to Save Energy For schools across the country, the challenge is clear: energy is expensive. But energy efficiency — unlike other ways to economize — not only saves money, it actually improves comfort and performance. After salary-related expenses, energy is usually the largest cost for the nation’s K-12 school districts, amounting to some $6 billion each year. Many cash-strapped systems routinely spend tens of thousands of dollars to heat and light antiquated school buildings; and even occupants of newer buildings can achieve savings once they learn how to employ energy efficiency. Read More...

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Technology in Education, Administrator Resources, Issues, 2012 WinterTechnology in Education, Administrator Resources, Issues, 2012 Winter -  Today, as basic literacy continues to drive public educators around the world, other ‘literacies’ have evolved in response to accelerated climate disruptions and changes in population, communication, economics and the global environment. Environment...
Miami-Dade District’s partnership with local non-profit gets big returns

BY GABRIOLE VAN BRYCE | 11/15/2012

Today, as basic literacy continues to drive public educators around the world, other ‘literacies’ have evolved in response to accelerated climate disruptions and changes in population, communication, economics and the global environment. Environmental, energy and climate literacy are concepts that strive to redefine the accelerating and intertwined role that science and the environment play in shaping humanity’s future. Read More...

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Virtual Classrooms:
Boldly Committed To Student Success

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From the Editor - Winter 2012
Motivating Your Students to Succeed
Helping Teachers Change by Understanding Why They Don’t?
Going Green
GROWING from the inside out revisited
Students Wanted
PowerSave Schools:
Miami-Dade District’s partnership with local non-profit gets big returns
Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Education: Where going GREEN makes $ense
6 smart purchasing choices make it easy to be green
10 ways to go GREEN and save more than $500 each year
The current reality on STEM
STEM Mastery
Linking assessment, instruction and learning in Science and Mathematics
Students are the reason for the COMMON CORE mathematics standards
Are ready-made lessons insulting to teachers?
A perfect storm — bullying and harassment litigation
GenYOUth Foundation makes a big hit with childhood obesity research
Student-driven classrooms: Who does the hard work of learning?
Effective teaching: Developing the teaching practice
Teacher value in student-driven learning environments
Overcome teacher’s BYOD fear with classroom management software
eBooks and iPads and Apps oh my!
Classroom dilemma: Including students with learning challenges
Preparing teachers for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
How students diagnosed with learning disorders can succeed in public schools
Onboard with online professional development for teachers
Why aren’t there seat belts on school buses?
Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect: It’s your moral and legal duty
Southern Museum examines railroad’s role in the south before, during and after the Civil War
Interest in the Civil War has never been greater
Educational opportunities at Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
Zoo Atlanta offers programs by teachers for teachers
Troy University’s Rosa Parks Library and Museum
Class trip + lowcountry = ‘Whoa, that’s cool’
‘Walk in the Steps of Heroes’ on the USS Yorktown
Berkeley County, South Carolina
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum: A center for educational programs
Students get hooked on science at the Virginia Living Museum
Busch Gardens’ wolf pups make debut

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