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New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

Tips, Advice, and Strategies

Short on time? Rebecca Alber cuts to the chase with five easy management strategies that novice teachers can begin using …


Drawing On Our Own Experience: An Exercise for New Faculty Orientation - Independent Ideas Blog

​In mid-August, new faculty members congregate in the spacious periodical room of the Evans Library at Dublin School and set to the task of …


How Blended Learning Increases Teacher Job Satisfaction & Retention

As models of blended learning grow, improve, and reinvent what school looks like, their potential isn’t only limited to helping create a …



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Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Maurice EliasSocial and Emotional LearningDoes your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students …


Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?

Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.

"Teenagers are not …


Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You’ll Know You’re Doing It Right

Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You’ll Know You’re Doing It Rightby TeachThought StaffNotice that we didn’t use the more vague “good teacher” …


Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

With the National Week of Making behind us, you might be ready to start a makerspace in your school -- but not know where to start. Will purchasing a …


Welcome - Clio

Located in the historic former headquarters of First National Bank, the Central Library serves as the major resource library for the Kansas City …

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The 5 traits of an effective leader (via @edutopia and @ASCD). How do you stack up? #leadership pic.twitter.com/1W3V1lN8EU

Tear Down This Wall! A New Architecture for Blended Learning Success

To maximize the benefits of blended learning, we’ll need to rethink not just the system architecture of schooling, but also the physical architecture …

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A Call to Math Teachers: Use Spreadsheets

Tweet As more classrooms move towards 1:1 it is now feasible for students to be regularly creating spreadsheets. Almost any managerial position …

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Beyond Exit Tickets: 11 Fresh Formative Assessment Strategies

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Teachers who are eager to assess the development of critical content knowledge or skills during the learning experience often rely …

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The Case for the 32-Hour Workweek

Since 2006, Ryan Carson, the CEO of Treehouse, has maintained a four-day workweek for his employees. “There’s no rule that you have to work 40 hours, you have to work more to be successful,” says Carson. “We’ve proven that you can take it from an experiment into something that’s doable for real …

Why Independent Schools Should Utilize Benchmarking - Independent Ideas Blog

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High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars

Don't be afraid to share opinions or ideas, within reason, on Twitter, says one high school principal.


The Problem With Rich Kids

It is widely accepted in America that youth in poverty are a population at risk for being troubled. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that low …


What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges …


Do the best leaders really just leave people alone?

I often ask educators what qualities they like most in their administrator, and the following statement really makes me cringe:They just leave me …


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Managing Compex Change... if you can get all the pieces, you can find success in your initiatives! #NAISDLI pic.twitter.com/tulPUqWiHY

10 Things to Remember at the End of the School Year

You did not die.

You did not kill any of your students.

You are a better teacher now than you were at the beginning of the year.

Your bad days are …

Google Classroom – Using RubricTab to Assess Students

Tweet Previously I created a rubric template that allows you to create a rubric, paste your class roster, and then create a copy of the rubric for …



A peek into many kindergarten classrooms across the country will reveal teachers trying to make classrooms feel warm and inviting by plastering the …

How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

Ben JohnsonClassroom ManagementWhat is your school and classroom cell phone policy? Read these tips when devising an effective plan for student use …


The hidden economic rules behind Tinder, marriage, kidneys, and college admissions

Stanford University’s Alvin Roth is a very rare thing: An economist who saves lives.

The co-recipient of the 2012 economics Nobel got his prize, in part, for helping to fix a long-standing problem with the market for kidney donations. Often family and friends were willing donors for someone who …


Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.

But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".

There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …


Setting Boundaries on Your Workload

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It seems that, like death and taxes, we cannot …

Greg Ip: Three Economic Puzzles Are Now Less Puzzling

After a perplexing start to the year, the economy is starting to make sense. That’s good news for workers and the Federal Reserve, but bad news for investors who are going to have to get used to some wrenching moves in the financial markets.

Data out in the last week has begun to help solve three …