Roberta Gallagher

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Changing Our Education System One Programmer At A Time

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Auerbach is a partner at CRV, which is an investor in Udacity and The Flatiron School.</i><p>In the off chance you’ve been sleeping under a rock with no Wi-Fi for the past 20 years, here’s some news: The U.S. educational system is under attack from multiple fronts and is on the verge of …

Devaluing Teachers in the Age of Value-Added

“We teach the children of the middle class, the wealthy and the poor,” explains Anthony Cody, continuing:<p>We teach the damaged and disabled, the whole …

Grading the Ungrade-able: Assessing Classroom Discussions

My favorite days as a teacher are those in which my students lead the conversations, those in which I can't get a word in, those in which th...

When School Is Nothing Like The World Students Live In

<b>When School Is Nothing Like The World Students Live In</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Reading recently through Edutopia’s resources on informal learning, the …

Pedagogy

10 Critical Things You Need For Life Success

If you had to choose critical things you need for success, what would they be? Maybe top on your list would be a well-paying job as a critical factor …

How To Build Your Unique Leadership Model

Working with people at all levels in all types of organizations, I have come to realize that we each lead so differently. What is important to one …

Differentiating Staff Development to Grow Teacher Leadership – Common Sense School Leadership

This is a condensed version of an article I wrote for the spring 2014 edition of Living Education eMagazine.<p>The National Staff Development Council’s …

David Staples, the Wildrose and their war on teachers and learning

Here is Bruce McAllister and David Staples <br>talking with Alberta teachers.<p>David Staples is a columnist who has an interest in education.<p>Bruce …

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8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve

<b>8 Things Every Teacher Needs To Improve</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>1. Humility</b><p>You’re probably very good at what you do–at least parts of it. You’re also probably …

How To Map Who You are? Guide to Personal Leadership Part 1

To think about maps can help us define a good strategy of personal leadership. Maps show us the perception and borders of countries, continents, seas …

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have.<p>The problem is that, while authority can …

Use the 'Eisenhower Box' to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the …

Time Management

10 Strategies Quick Learners Use To Pick Up Anything

We need to get good at it, since the tools we use to do our jobs are changing every year.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users answered the question: What learning strategies do people who are "quick learners" follow? We've outlined some of the best ideas for for optimizing the learning process, along …

Harvard Business School

Why Motivating Others Starts with Using the Right Language

The seven members of the offers team gathered for their weekly standup at the New York-based technology startup. There had been misconnects the …

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you’re on the right track in your career and personal life.<p>We’d all love to say we wake up in the morning feeling exhilarated–joyful even–and move through the day with purpose and intention, but the reality is most of us spend the …

Career Development

3 Things That Make a Great Leader

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” —Max DePree<p>Los …

Weekly Round-Up: On Motivational Leadership, Defining Teamwork & the Science of Workplace Morale

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays I pull

The Power of Reflection at Work

It Does Help to Think<p>Reflecting on Work Improves Job Performance<p>Working Knowledge<p>Very few companies give their employees time for reflection, especially when competitive pressures are escalating. Usually the imperative is to double down and work harder – don’t stop to think, just drive forward. But …

Hearing the Student Voice: Results from Our National Survey

Assessments matter. Those in our classrooms, teachers and students alike, have long known that high-quality assessments are of real value, …

What is Project Based Learning and Should I Be Afraid?

I have had a lot of questions about Project Based Learning lately, and I feel like I should address some of the common myths circulating around …

What Are Kids Reading in School? See the Most-Read Books in Each Grade | Civic | US News

Renaissance Learning, an assessment and learning data analytics company, released its sixth annual report on which books students are reading in each …

Books

Professional Development in Math Should Focus On Math

<i>by Laurie Rogers</i><p><i>“Creativity springs unsolicited from a well prepared mind.”</i> <i><br>“Fundamental knowledge is the basis of creativity.”</i><p>– John Saxon, co-author …

Schools As 3-D Textbooks: Do Better Buildings Drive Higher Student Achievement?

What was your childhood classroom like? Did everyone walk in line to go to class? Were students seated in rows, facing forward? Did you respond to a bell, signaling the beginning and end of class?<p>If you’ve ever looked at a photo of a school classroom from 100 years ago, chances are you’ve noticed …

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Paper books were supposed to be dead by …

Fear of Weaknesses, Fear of Failure, and Fear of Who You Are

<i>“Always do what you are afraid to do.”</i> — Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>Does fear stop you from becoming your best? Is fear an obstacle to building on your …

Make Your Team Feel Powerful

Research has shown that helping others feel more powerful can boost productivity, improve performance, and leave employees feeling more satisfied on the job. A study conducted by Yona Kifer of Tel Aviv University and published in Psychological Science found that employees were 26% more satisfied in …

Educating & Challenging Stakeholders on Instructional Design Best Practices

Gerald Matykowski provides guidance, based on the book, The Challenger Sale, for influencing stakeholders on instructional design best practices.