Chad Nichols

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Study: Teacher Stress Reduction Leads to Instructional Improvement

Researchers found that teachers who participated in mindfulness-based interventions and stress-reducing strategies were more emotionally supportive …

Titles Don't Make Leaders

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams<p>I hear all the time that real change in education can only come from the adults that have a specific title such as Board of Education member, superintendent, other central …

Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

The Kansas Supreme Court gave state lawmakers an ultimatum:<p>Make school funding more equitable by June 30, or it will consider shutting down the state's public schools.<p>Since then, things have gotten ugly.<p>Lawmakers followed up with a plan — to make it easier to impeach Supreme Court judges who …

Detroit Schools Can't Meet Payroll After June 30

The emergency manager for the cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools said on Saturday the district would run out of money to pay employees after the …

Hiring Non-Certified Teachers No Way to Address Teacher Shortage, Say Experts

A recent poll found that a majority of California voters are concerned that, in the effort to address the state’s looming teacher shortage, classroom …

Chicago Teachers Union votes to close down schools on first day of April

The union voted in favor of walkout in a battle with district officials over funding and a new contract, but public school officials said the move would be illegal<p>The Chicago Teachers Union voted Wednesday to walk off the job on 1 April and close down the schools for the day in a battle with …

School District Of Philadelphia Recruiting Educators, Looking To Fill Nearly 1,000 Positions

<i>By Justin Udo</i><p><i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —</i> The School District of Philadelphia is courting and recruiting educators from across the region to come and …

Education

Special Education teacher sues district for not properly training her to deal with violent students

LOVELAND, Colo. - A former Thompson School District Special Education teacher is speaking out in hopes of bringing change to classrooms.<p>Carrie …

The 5 Triggers That Make New Habits Stick

In his best-selling book, The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg explains a simple three-step process that all habits follow. This cycle, known as …

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self-help

Mississippi House passes bill requiring teachers to grade parents

If a bill passed by the Mississippi House becomes law, students won’t be the only ones receiving grades from teachers.<p>Under House Bill 4, also known as the Parent Involvement and Accountability Act, teachers would be required to grade parents’ involvement with their children’s education.<p>The …

Teachers say high school covered up students’ absences

A troubled Brooklyn high school that a senior called “four years of hell” falsified student records to hide steep absenteeism, teachers charge.<p>Office …

Education

Illinois House votes overwhelmingly for Chicago school board shake-up

CHICAGO, March 3 (Reuters) - Oversight of Chicago’s financially-reeling school system would shift from a board controlled by Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel to an elected board under legislation approved overwhelmingly by the Illinois House on Thursday in a rare show of bipartisanship.<p>The measure …

School Administration

Student, 16, who stole his teacher's phone, posted her nude photos online and 'forced her to resign' is charged - but the school now blames HER for the whole incident

• <b>Leigh Anne Arthur, 33, was forced to resign from her job after a pupil, 16, shared nude photos from her phone while she was out of the room</b>• <b><br>Thousands</b> …

WARNING Connecticut – They are coming for your schools and your democratic rights!

A Breaking News Alert from Jonathan Pelto and Wendy Lecker When it comes to public education in Connecticut, a new piece of legislation before the …

10 #EdTech Tools to Strengthen Relationships with #Students & #Parents

More and more, educators are embracing tech to end teaching as we know it and open the doors to powerful learning and relationship-building …

Why 44 Percent of Top U.S. Executives Don't Want to Hire You

In a survey of U.S. executives, 44 percent said Americans lack soft skills, which are poorly taught by traditional education. Other learning methods work better, luckily.<p>I went to business school mostly to learn business's "hard" skills--ones we can quantify, like accounting and finance. I thought …

Education

Connecticut school psychologist John Bestor on the NEW SAT and opting-out

You can read a number of fellow education advocate John Bestor’s commentary pieces here at Wait, What? and in other Connecticut media outlets. John …

NY Senators Calling For ‘50 Hour Learning Week,’ After School Program Expansion

<b>ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP)–</b> A group of New York state senators is pushing for a big investment in after-school programs and all-day kindergarten to …

New York State

10 tips for administrators to help new teachers avoid burnout

I remember what it was like to be a new teacher. Not knowing what to focus on, not being sure how to balance being formal and friendly, wondering if …

Principals React to Middle of the School Year Budget Cuts

Nearly every one of Chicago’s 654 public schools will have to cut its spending plan for the next four months. The average amount lost per school is …

Ed. Dept. Unveils $1 Billion Plan to Improve Teacher Pay, Working Conditions

<i>By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk. This item originally appeared on the Teacher Beat blog.</i><p>Could $1 billion make teaching the best job in the world? …

Education

The biggest thing adults get wrong about disciplining kids

The New York Times<p>On Friday, The New York Times posted a video of a charter school teacher scolding a student for not being able to explain a math …

Report: Less Colorado graduates with education degrees, again

The number of Colorado graduates completing an education degree dropped for the fifth consecutive year, according to the state’s annual report on …

Education

6 Ways Teachers Are Using Blended Learning

<b>6 Blended Learning Models & Platforms</b><p>by <b>Christi Wilson</b><p>Imagine a classroom where the students have the ability to spend their class time collaborating …

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping …

Thousands rally downtown for Chicago Teachers Union

Throngs of protesters organized by the Chicago Teachers Union clogged Loop streets during Thursday's evening rush hour to voice opposition to the district's move to slash budgets and stop paying much of teachers' pension contributions.<p>The show of force by the union's rank and file comes three days …

Unions

State legislators pitch 3 ideas to combat California teacher shortage

<i>; Credit: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC</i>State legislators unveiled three proposals on Tuesday to address California's teacher shortage. The state Senate …