Nancy Lang

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Time For Schools to Stop Pretending

Today’s students require a well-rounded education to prepare them for the future. We live in a world where anyone can discover the secrets of the …

Invest in your people to get the best from your people

Many factors have been promoted over the years as critical to managerial effectiveness. But when leadership consultants Mike Figliuolo and Victor Prince began to search for a framework less dependent on the personal characteristics of leaders, they came up with a system that excited them. They …

For World Teachers' Day, A Look At What Classrooms Look Like Across The Globe

Every year on Oct. 5, UNESCO highlights the importance of teachers as they work tirelessly to educate the world. Here's a look at the classrooms they work in.<p>Nearly three years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen, Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-teen activist Malala Yousafzai urged world leaders …

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

You just experienced dyslexia for one minute. During that minute, the passage slowed you down and forced you to pronounce words that didn't seem to …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

How Will Ahmed Mohamed’s Story Play Out in Texas?

On Monday, a fourteen-year-old Sudanese-American boy named Ahmed Mohamed brought a homemade clock to school, in the Dallas suburb of Irving. He had hoped to impress a teacher. Instead, after the device beeped in an English class, he was arrested and questioned for an hour and a half on suspicion …

Schooling the Terrible Teacher: 10 Things Parents Should Never Do

Brilliant or InsaneIf you’re the parent of school-aged children, you’re probably still well acquainted with 4:00 am. This is when you once fed your …

Teaching

Are split grades something to worry about?

When Shari Smith found out in June that her son would enter a split-grade class at his Toronto elementary school come September, she was the one who felt divided.<p>The mother of three had prior experience with split classes, most of it positive, her two older children having previously passed through …

Independent Ideas

8 Ways to Rescue Public School Libraries From Becoming Obsolete

There is really no reason why school libraries should fear competing sources of information. With the right adjustments, K-12 libraries can work …

Libraries

7 Scientific Reasons You Always Feel Like You Don’t Have Enough Time

Think there aren't enough hours in the day? It could all be in your head. Here are seven scientific reasons you feel like you don't have enough time, and how to overcome that feeling.<p>We’ve all used conversational expressions like "there aren't enough hours in the day" to describe a common …

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

Myth #1: DI is a collection of strategies.<p>There are many books, workshops, and organizations offering "differentiated strategies" that, when used, …

International Baccalaureate: Identifying and Encouraging Genius

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Steve Jobs' widow just unveiled a massive plan to reinvent high school

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Powell Jobs is now spearheading a major campaign to rethink high school.<p>It's called XQ: The Super School Project.<p>The initiative tasks educators, innovators, business leaders, and even students to come up with imaginative ways to redesign the high school …

High School

Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings

A few years ago, I noticed around half a dozen courageous companies beginning experiments to remove ratings from their performance management systems. Companies such as Juniper and Adobe stopped giving people a one-to-five rating or evaluating employees on a “performance curve,” also known as the …

What the heck is Angela Ahrendts doing at Apple?

<i>“What’s your favorite smell, and why?”</i> It’s fair to say this isn’t the question Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president for retail and online, …

What Teachers Aren't Learning

<b>By Jeffrey Cipriani</b><p>Sitting in the back of the classroom, right cheek pressed to a desk and tears drying on her chin, Mya squeezes a stress ball and smells a stick of lavender while I talk about units of measurement.<p>"Mr. Cipriani," Jose whispers as I pass his desk. "Read this." He hands me a written …

Education

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

Obviously, teaching in the 21-century is an altogether different phenomenon; never before could learning be happening the way it is now -- …

Is more homework putting stress on families?

For some families, the start of a new school year means a return to squabbles over homework. A recent study examining the link between homework and …

Why I quit teaching

By Jan Sidebotham<p><i>The writer has taught English in private schools in the District, Maryland and Massachusetts.</i><p>I was a teacher for 30 years, except for one five-year hiatus. This year I left the profession. The short explanation is that I was burned out. I arrived at school at 7:45 every morning, I …

Teaching

12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

Choice #2: Choose to Disconnect<p>We are making a dumb use of our smartphones. Instead of freeing us up to go anywhere anytime, they've tethered us to a …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Have you ever done your children's homework for them? Have you driven to school to drop off an assignment that they forgot? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two new books — <i>How to Raise an Adult</i> by Julie …

Parenting

What If...?

Spring 2015<p>By Grant Lichtman<p>In her beautifully written book <i>The Rise</i>, art historian and Yale University professor Sarah Lewis explores “creativity, …

The 24 best public colleges in America

Here, we've narrowed down our results to look at the best public schools in the country.<p>To determine the rankings, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their students for success after graduation. We then combined those results with each school's …

College & University

6 New Google Drive Features Every Teacher Should Know About

September 2 , 2015<br>Google released today a bunch of powerful new updates to Drive and Classroom. We have gone through these new features and created …

Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

<i>The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the</i> …

Teaching

Independent Ideas