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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 was hard to imagine she could be as much trouble as she was proving to be. More >>

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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 better at our job. It’s part of what we do as committed teachers and administrators. More >>

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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 learning environments. Assuming this leadership role is no easy feat and administrators are the backbo... More >>

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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 the department — and 174 sophomores on my roster.  More >>

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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 unique learning styles. Traditionally, special education students were either placed in a standard ... More >>

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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 single classroom with a teacher who plans and designs a comprehension skill lesson for one.  Avoiding ... More >>

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BRAIN MATTERS

Neither scientists nor educators are ready to prescribe MRI informed practices for improving learning in individual children. However, new research does demand that we take seriously how this new knowledge of the developing brain can better inform a... More >>

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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, stages of development and lack the internal resources to move forward without external support. During t... More >>

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Pretend Play & Brain Growth Let’s Build a Train!

What is more wonderful than watching four year olds at play? The imaginative wonder and creativity present is unparalleled to any other time in life. On this particular day the task involved planning to build a train and take a ride. The classr... More >>

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NEUROSCIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM

A discussion with Dr. Lori Desautels about neurodiversity and behavior engagement As interviewed by Clay Whitehead for SEEN Magazine More >>

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THE FUTURE READY ARE AMONG US

For many years, there has been a narrative that school librarians are out of date and out of place in an increasingly digital education landscape. But there is a different storyline in which librarians are leading, teaching and supporting innovation... More >>

Relevant Tags: Future of Education

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence The Present and Future Opportunities for Personalized Learning

How we can transform pedagogy with big data, artificial intelligence and social human robotics? The opportunity for education to lead rather than follow innovative, breakthrough applications of technology is within reach. Educational leadership... More >>

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THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE AGE OF SYNTHETIC INTELLIGENCE

There are very serious people today imagining and considering the implications of a “world without work,” with algorithms performing cognitive tasks once thought only humans could perform. Derek Thompson, writing in The Atlantic , observes: More >>

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2040 VISION Looking Back at the Emergence of Competency Based Learning

The bureaucrats were the worst. They dug in their heels and clung to the control model that included long lists of content standards to be “covered” and standardized tests designed to give percentile scores that sort students, schools, and teachers ... More >>

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CREATING FUTURE-FOCUSED SCHOOLS

Today’s students will live in a world that is challenging to predict. The current notions of college and career readiness are often rooted in prior models of work and post-secondary education that may not hold true when seeking to prepare students f... More >>

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