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Tell Me a Story: The Power of Narratives in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Why are the skills required to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions such complex skills to learn? Learning S... More >>

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Data in Education School Leaders Must be Part of the Transformation

In Ponca City, Oklahoma, Superintendent Dr. David Pennington uses publicly reported information—like state report cards on school results and progress—to make good decisions for students. He knows timely, tailored, relevant data are critical to havi... More >>

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The Slippery Slope of Selection Thoughts for Educational Leaders About Hiring the Right Person Each Time

We would all likely agree with Jim Collins in his popular book, “Good to Great,” that selecting and hiring the right people is key to the success of a school district. The most important decision district leaders make is whom to hire — schools and/o... More >>

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Fiscal Leadership Fiscal Leadership

The fiscal assets of a school system must be managed:  cash flow, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bond repayment, and so on. In my book,  From Systems Thinking to Systemic Action,  I list four finance questions in rank order of importance. Th... More >>

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Globalization of Higher Education: Expanding U.S. Universities onto foreign Soil

Colleges and universities have always been seen as centers for the exchange and development of knowledge, language and culture among participants from near and far. Traditionally, students from around the world have benefitted from participation in... More >>

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Florida District Finds Technology Help from Unlikely Experts: Its Students

Martin County School District has created the Students Supporting Schools (S3) program, which enhances classroom instruction by offering authentic IT experiences and customer support opportunities for high school juniors and seniors. More >>

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Project-Based Classrooms Help Students Become Active Learners

With lackluster outcomes and persistent achievement gaps across the country, how we educate our children and prepare them for the world is under the microscope. It should be a wake-up call that we continue to fall behind other countries in educatio... More >>

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Better Teaching: Fractions and the Common Core

The Common Core elementary math standards place substantial emphasis on fractions. Indeed between grades 3 and 6, more than 40 standards relate to fractions.           More >>

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Psst! Your Writing Instruction Is of Little Consequence

On matters of consequence, the little prince had ideas which were very different from those of the grown-ups. -Antoine de Saint Exupéry        On one of his many adventures, the little prince (hero of Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s... More >>

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Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin

Located on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, Nauticus is a maritime science museum that explores the economic, naval, and natural power of the sea. Nauticus features hands-on exhibits, marine life, 3D movies, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and the a... More >>

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LAUNCH AN INSPIRING ADVENTURE IN HAMPTON

Centered in coastal Virginia and located a short drive from Williamsburg, Hampton offers students an experience that spans from the Sea to the Stars. At 400 years and counting, Hampton is rich in history and the city showcases its heritage through i... More >>

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South Carolina Aquarium: Connecting Students to Water, Wildlife and Wild Places

South Carolina is one of the most ecologically diverse states in the country, and there’s only one place classes can go to experience all of its amazing habitats in the same building: the South Carolina Aquarium. As students journey through the aqua... More >>

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - LIKE NO OTHER PLACE ON EARTH KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX IS THE PLACE FOR SPACE

There’s only one place on Earth where you can touch a moon rock, walk under the largest rocket ever flown, actually stand nose-to-nose with Space Shuttle Atlantis and feel what it is like to launch into space. This very special place is Kennedy Spac... More >>

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA Where Education meets Adventure

Berkeley County is the ideal place for students seeking adventure and education in non-traditional forms. Paddle the blackwater swamps at Cypress Gardens while spending the day learning about wildlife from butterflies and beetles to turtles and alli... More >>

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DISCOVER Louisiana’s Lafayette Science Museum

The Lafayette Science Museum (LSM) and Planetarium invites you to explore this world — and worlds beyond. That’s because the museum is designed, quite literally, to satisfy your curiosity. Its location, a repurposed historic department store i... More >>

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