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Another shadowing report

Every day I get to work right before our scholars, but on January 26, 2015 things felt a little different. Inspired by the original blog post, I was …

School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It

<i>Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker</i><p>About This Book<p>Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning—it also represents a self-contained …

The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

<i>Baruti Kafele</i><p>About This Book<p>Why do I lead? With this deceptively simple question, best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele begins a powerful examination …

How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

Improvisation is being used as a way to help students and educators feel supported, open up to new ideas and think on their feet.<br>[[ This is a content …

7 Secrets Top Athletes Can Teach You About Being The Best At Anything

We’d all like to be better at what is most important to us.Top athletes know the secrets to constant improvement but most of us don’t hang out with …

Creating the conditions for great teachers to thrive

A previous post, What makes a great teacher?, was a popular post. I suppose that’s not surprising; people are intrigued to know what the answer might …

"The function of education.. is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically." - Martin Luther King, Jr. http://t.co/q7t4XLjVmz

'Chalk and talk' teaching might be the best way after all

Seventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese students perform so well. Upon their return, …

Pedagogy

Andrea Gabor: What Deming Could Teach the Education Reformers

Andrea Gabor, who is the Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism at Baruch College, is an expert on the life and philosophy of W. Edwards Deming. …

18 Things Great Principals Do Differently

November 13, 2014<br>School improvement efforts rely heavily on quality leadership. Educational leaders are tasked with establishing a collective vision …

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Researchers investigated 13 schools in Hewlett's Deeper Learning Network and compared them with nearby schools with similar demographics. To …

Blended Learning in the Mix: The Engaged Administrator

Through a 1:1 program, focusing on the concepts outlined above, our students' educational experience can be new, exciting, and creative. That being …

Pedagogy

Summer Reading as Professional Development

I am continually amazed and the quality of workshops, both on-site and virtual, that are available to teachers and school leaders over the summer. …

Amber Teamann

Twitter me this…<p>Why would an administrator want to take on the headache of using social media with their parents and community? What if I asked if …

Reflect or Refract: Top 3 Tips for the Reflective Educator

<i>Post written by Barry Saide and Jasper Fox, Sr.</i><p>The dictionary definition of reflection states that reflection is light bouncing off a flat plane and …

Education Week

Opinion Relationships: Are We Too Worried About Our Rate of Return?<p>When it comes to relationships, are We Too Worried About Our Rate of Return?<p>By …

5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students

This conversation got me thinking about other important events from the 21st century that my students were unaware of but that will have lasting …

Teacher Leaders: Expanding our Spheres of Influence

<i>Note: Last week and this week RHSU is featuring guest bloggers from the National Network of State Teachers of the Year. For more on NNSTOY, check</i> …

A Colleague Who Boosted Your Morale - Educational Leadership

<i>—Marcia Mason, teacher, Johnston City Community School District #1, Johnston City, Illinois</i><p>Acknowledging the Little Things<p>There are days throughout …

Using Technology in the English/Language Arts Classroom for "Sophisticated Responses"

The headline in <i>The New York Times</i> (6/13/2013) was a little misleading: “Study Gauges Value of Technology in Schools.” The topic of gauging the value …

Perseverance and Grit

In every country in the world, we elevate those who endure, especially against overwhelming odds. We exalt politician William Wilberforce, who led a …