I’m a Teacher, Not IT Support

I recently came across an article in The Atlantic with a headline that caught my attention. It posed the question “Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?” I... More >>

Hill’s Essential Guide Chosen as College Textbook Denny Hill’s process has become a model for educational facility planning and management.

Denver, CO – May 21, 2018 – The Essential Guide to School Facility Planning: Using a Strategic Process to Save Time and Money , by Denny Hill, has b... More >>

Louisiana’s Commitment to End Childhood Hunger

In the most recent edition of SEEN magazine, we focused on childhood hunger and how it affects education and our community. Here’s how Louisiana and... More >>

“I want to hear and be heard and understand what to do”

It never occurred to anyone that there would be confusion over what to do when the alarm went off. We relied on the drills. But we had visitors on ca... More >>

Brainy Parents Create Brainy Kids

One of the major things I have come to understand both as an educator and a parent is the huge influence parents and teachers have on brain develop... More >>

Brainy Teachers Working with Brainy Parents Change the World

One of the major things I have come to understand both as an educator and a parent is the hugeinfluence parents and teachers have on brain developmen... More >>

Executive Function Skills: The “X” Factor in Early Education

It has long been known by educators, clinicians, and parents that developmental disorders involving attention, such as ADHD, can have severe detrimen... More >>

How to Transition to a Standards Based Environment

There is a growing movement towards Standards Based Learning across the country, a burgeoning sense of excitement among teachers within the community... More >>

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

LEADERSHIP Mac Bogert of AZA Leaning Mac Bogert received his Masters of Education from the University of Virginia and worked as a Teacher Sp... More >>

Up to Code What K-12 Administrators Need to Know About the Building Code Process

In what has become a standard three-year code cycle at a national level, the International Code Council (ICC) and its supporting committees revise an... More >>

Facility Repairs & Improvements The Long and the Short of It

Quality learning environments have been found to exert a positive influence on students’ educational performance. Research indicates that it is not i... More >>

Things That Go BOOM DOT Hazard Class 1 — Explosives

If you watch any movie or television show, one aspect of hazardous materials that is constantly overdone is DOT Hazard Class 1 – Explosives. The smal... More >>

Thinking About Professional Development Differently An innovative approach to holistic professional development for all school district employees to improve student outcomes

I’ve spent over 15 years talking to school districts around the country about how they support their employees’ professional growth. It’s a complicat... More >>

DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE, SYSTEM-WIDE PIPELINE for Rigorous, Standards-based Classrooms

K-12 educators now widely recognize that preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s new economy must be our top priority. In the business world, thoug... More >>

Brainy Teachers Create Brainy Kids

My definition of “brainy teachers” is not what you might think. I’m not talking about the straight A student who becomes a teacher and wants his or h... More >>

REIMAGINING, RETHINKING & REBUILDING AMERICA’S SCHOOLS An Architect’s Perspective

In a recent interview with NPR, Ted Kolderie, a leader of the charter school movement, stated, “If students don’t want to learn, you can’t make them.... More >>

7 Reasons to Attend Graduate School

Maybe you are still on the hunt for that perfect job, maybe you have just secured your first teaching position, or maybe yet, you are a veteran teach... More >>

Landmark College: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Students Who Learn Differently

While many colleges offer special programs for students with learning disabilities (LD) and other learning challenges, Landmark College is one of the... More >>

ROCKET 21- THINK BIG. DO MORE. THINK BIG - EXPLORE, CREATE, CONNECT

More than ever, Career Exploration programs can help students connect the dots between school and career opportunities – and help them understand the... More >>

Teaching an Open Mind through Contextualization

The fundamental purpose of higher education is more than teaching the today’s facts. Unfortunately, it is a more complex initiative. The outcome for ... More >>

STACKABLE & MICRO-CREDENTIALS LEADING TOWARDS A DEGREE, YOUR CAREER!

One benefit of a U.S. based higher education degree, especially an undergraduate degree, is that a hiring manager knows a graduating student received... More >>

THINKING ABOUT AN M.ED.? 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Professional development. Certification. Specialization. Greater earning potential. These are just a few of the reasons professionals decide to pursu... More >>

FINDING THE NICHE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

According to experts, by 2022, one-third of all degrees awarded will be master’s degrees. However, this does not mean there is enormous growth occurr... More >>

SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

America’s economic success over the past century has hinged on global leadership in science, engineering and technology. To maintain this lead in fac... More >>

Technology in the Classroom: One Person’s Point of View

Having spent my entire career in education, a career spanning nearly 50 years, I have seen many changes impacting how instruction is delivered. And i... More >>

Augmented Reality Creativity and Independent Thinking

Augmented Reality appears to have gone “mainstream” for the first time. Augmented reality superimposes information on our world through the use of te... More >>

Active Parental Engagement Not Just a Trend

Parent engagement in the classroom is all the rage in the EdTech market. Most recently, the conversation in schools has shifted from, “we’re doing ev... More >>

It’s Time to Get Serious about School Safety

Even with the unprecedented amount of money available in the 2018/2019 academic year for school safety and security, most schools will not reach a le... More >>

A Case for Focusing on the “A” in STEAM Year-Round

Initiatives such as National STEAM Day highlight the increasing need for curriculum that prepares students to enter the growing STEM workforce — but ... More >>

Seven Steps for Adapting Technology to the Classroom

As the recession of 2008 becomes a not too distant memory, some schools are finding themselves better funded. With this comes the acquisition of tech... More >>

Leveraging Technology to Improve Academic and Clinical Outcomes

Evidence-based teaching, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) chief among them, relies upon quality data, calculations, graphing and analysis to guide the... More >>

What do teachers think about integration of tech in the classroom?

If you have been paying attention at all, you know K-12 education is undergoing a revolution in technology and teaching techniques not seen since pen... More >>

Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Leading the way on green schools

Alberto M. Carvalho is Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the nation’s fourth largest school system, serving a diverse stud... More >>

Dr. Wanda Creel, Superintendent of Barrow County Schools Boldly committed to student success

Dr. Wanda Creel is the Superintendent of the Barrow County School System (BCSS) in Barrow County, GA, a suburb of Metro-Atlanta. BCSS is the 24th lar... More >>

Vanderbilt Peabody’s Dean Camilla Benbow: Shaping future educators

Camilla Benbow, Dean of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development , talks about the role of the Education School i... More >>

The SEEN Interview: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with Charles Sosnik

As Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan is placing schools at the heart of the community SEEN Magazine:   You grew up in an education family. Yo... More >>

The SEEN Interview Darryl Rosser - As CEO of Sagus International, he’s helping create 21st Century Schools

SEEN Magazine : You appear to be on a mission, that of remaking our country’s educational landscape. In 2008 you challenged your company’s 800 plus... More >>

The SEEN Interview Governor Bev Perdue - As NC govenor, Perdue continues to make technology in our schools a priority

SM: In this issue of SEEN Magazine, we are focusing on Technology. In your opinion, how important is technology to today’s educators? Why? Go... More >>

Physical Inactivity in America A Quiet, National Killer

One of the biggest keys to my success in life has been physical activity — on a daily basis. I attribute my success in life to a P.E. teacher and his... More >>

What's for Lunch?

Since 1946, the USDA Child Nutrition Programs has maintained a mission of providing healthy school meals to children all across America in grades K12... More >>

CHANGES IN FALL SPORTS: WHAT TO EXPECT AS A FAN

The start of the school season brings the start of the fall and winter sports. Many of us equate fall sports, especially, with one word: football. Wh... More >>

Building Relationships with Students who have Experienced Trauma

What is trauma? How may trauma affect my student’s academic performance? What can I do as a teacher to help students who have experienced trauma? Wha... More >>

Family Intervention

For individuals with disabilities, the success of intervention depends on many variables. Providing evidence-based effective treatment, ongoing staff... More >>

The Possibilities of Mutualism

Dis-Integrated Learning I started teaching at a nationally recognized high school in Fairfax, Virginia. Our test scores, graduation rate and c... More >>

STRENGTHENING Family-School Partnerships

When my children started elementary school, my wife and I wanted to make sure their school had all the tools and resources needed to help them and th... More >>

A Guide to Difficult Conversations

As educators we are, by the nature of our work, faced with many opportunities to have difficult conversations. These occur with students, with parent... More >>

Special Features Special Features

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Why Strong Leaders Use Sugar Instead of Vinegar

Danny Brassell was a new teacher and he really didn’t know what to do with seven-year-old Belinda. She was the smallest kid in his classroom and it w... More >>

Leadership on a Budget

As an educator, we’ve all used our own money to buy supplies for our classrooms, prizes for points earned, or workshops and classes to train us to be... More >>

Old School vs. New School Perspectives on Leadership

Being an educator is a true calling.  It takes a passion for education and a love of community to become the educator-leader needed for successful le... More >>

BALANCING Leadership & Management for Principals

A Principal’s Impact My first teaching day looked like this: huge high school, one of 19 English teachers — yours truly was the only male in t... More >>

Giving SpEd Students Their Voice

The need for special education in schools is increasing every year, and educators are struggling to find new and effective ways to help students with... More >>

A TANGLED MESS Applying Cognitive Theory and Gamification to Improve Reading Comprehension

Differentiation and personalized learning should not be avoided. What a tangled web we avoid when we try to throw 22 students together in a si... More >>

BRAIN MATTERS

Neither scientists nor educators are ready to prescribe MRI informed practices for improving learning in individual children. However, new research d... More >>

Personalized & Blended Learning

Many districts in the U.S. are thinking of, planning, and/or implementing personalized and blended learning. All are at various, mostly initial, stag... More >>

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