Michael Brody

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Using Brain Breaks to Restore Students’ Focus

Early in my teaching career, I was disturbed by a note left by the substitute teacher. She wrote that during the three days she was with my students, …

The Brain

5 ways to lead in an era of constant change

Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly-evolving world can …

TED Talks

The Remedy for the Spread of Fake News? History Teachers

Few people would approach a complete stranger on the street for information about the pressing issues of the day, and yet that is just how many …

History

California will soon provide ethnic studies classes for all high schoolers. Here's why.

In a second-floor classroom at San Francisco’s Washington High School, David Ko is leading freshmen in a discussion about bullying. But it’s not the typical conversation about treating others nicely.<p>“We’re learning about power — political, economic, social — our race, ethnicity, culture, …

Education

Want to Rev Up the Economy? Don’t Worry About the Trade Deficit

The economic policy of President-elect Donald J. Trump is still a work in progress. But if campaign rhetoric is a reliable guide, reorienting trade policy may become one of the main goals of the new administration.<p>Perhaps the best indication of Mr. Trump’s thinking is a report released by the …

Economics

Educational Eden - The Atlantic

Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts.<p>Hayley Glatter, Emily DeRuy, and Alia Wong<br>• Sep 3, 2016<p>The seats, space, and stuff that idyllic learning environments are made of<p>Hayley Glatter, Emily DeRuy, and Alia Wong<br>• Sep 2, 2016<p>In a perfect world, …

Education

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

With a great wave of baby boomers retiring, we are in the midst of a generational shift in school leadership. At the same time, schools themselves …

Leadership

Article

<b>It’s hardly news that money matters</b> in education. Scientists have recognized that affluent students do better than their poor peers for as long as …

Harvard’s Rank and File

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Two men sit in the dining hall, leaning over trays filled with stacks of pancakes and glasses of blue Gatorade.<p>“She’s a solid 10. I’m banging her.”<p>“Hey! I called her.”<p>“We can flip a coin.”<p>Between them, a flier lists resources available for students who have experienced sexual …

Harvard

Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework

Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement. (Image credit: …

The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time

It is often said that a sign of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results each time. This sums up how most …

Homework

Schools That Work

BOSTON — Alanna Clark still remembers the stress of third-grade reading time. When her class read books together aloud, Alanna would often become confused. She didn’t understand how her classmates could answer the teacher’s questions about the book so quickly. As they did, Alanna was still just …

Education

When Someone On Your Team Isn't Winning Friends and Influencing People

By onOctober 24, 2016 in Executive Coaching<p>You’ve been hearing murmurs about one of your direct reports and you’ve seen some things that concern you. …

Discomfort, Growth, and Innovation

We've all heard the calls for innovation ringing through the education field. This age of exponential change leaves us no choice -- we must change or …

Innovation

How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed

Every day at Weiner Elementary School starts with a dance party, usually to <i>Best Day of My Life</i> by American Authors — and that's before the 7:50 a.m. bell even rings.<p>Then comes the morning assembly, where all 121 students and the staff gather for 20 minutes in the cafeteria of the school in Weiner, …

Education

Performance Assessment Resource Bank

California Teacher Development Collaborative – When the Honeymoon is Over: Essential Moves for Professional Success

As the seasons change from summer to fall, so do our temperaments. We’re used to school again. We have routines built around course planning, paper …

Getting More out of Exam Debriefs

Brief—that pretty much describes exam debriefs in many courses. The teacher goes over the most commonly missed questions, and the students can ask …

Riding the Feedback Loop to Authentic Self-Expression

If you force yourself to smile, the person you're talking to is also likely to smile, and the feedback loop begins. | iStock/dane_markFor more than a …

Stanford University

How Schools Are Modernizing the Parent-Teacher Conference - Independent Ideas Blog

​Educators have traditionally viewed parent-teacher conferences in one of two ways: sporadic opportunities to involve parents in their child’s …

SPACE Framework

The list below offers examples of the types of changes Challenge Success schools have implemented as part of our program. These are not intended to …

Lessons in the Delicate Art of Confronting Offensive Speech

What if Billy Bush had just changed the subject?<p>As unlikely as that may sound to anyone who has heard the infamous 2005 tape of Donald J. Trump boasting about sexually accosting women to the chuckling encouragement of Mr. Bush, an “Access Hollywood” host at the time, it just might have stifled the …

Psychology

The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers

Unrealistic standards put educators on an anxiety-ridden trajectory.<p>Forty-six percent of U.S. teachers say they experience a lot of daily stress—that’s more than what the nation’s doctors report, and the topmost among other professional categories, level with nurses.<p>“High levels of stress,” said a …

Education

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

Policing

Teaching As Daily Experimentation

When I think of my role as a teacher, I consider my dual roles: a high-school science teacher and an instructor who prepares new teachers to teach …

Exercise Is ADHD Medication

Physical movement improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility; new research shows just how critical it is to academic performance.<p>Mental exercises to build (or rebuild)attention span have shown promise recently as adjuncts or alternatives to amphetamines in addressing symptoms common …

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity?<p>New research suggests they can. Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught …

Stress

Redesigning the Traditional Assembly

<i>Editor's note: You'll notice British standard spelling throughout this post. It was authored by a U.K.-based educator as part of our Schools That</i> …

Education

Stanford educator addresses Dublin on student stress

DUBLIN — An expert on student stress warned parents in the high-achieving Tri Valley that too much homework, sleep deprivation and even parental …

Please Upgrade your Teacher / Principal Meetings

The summer months are ideal for educators to reflect, recharge and to begin planning for the next school year. I always try select one new idea, …