Michael Brody

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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 …

Stanford University

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, …

Education

What About the Rules? A Lesson Plan for Building Trust First

Relationships First<br>September 22, 2016 | Volume <b>12</b> | Issue <b>2</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>What About the Rules? A Lesson Plan for Building Trust First<p>Janell …

Education

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

Meditation

Sometimes We Settle For Good…..

Families may look for good neighborhoods and they may settle for a good school, but most adults want their children to attend great schools! What …

Curriculum Development

We cannot simply hire our way to a more diverse teacher workforce

Students nationwide will be heading back to school in the coming weeks—maybe it’s already begun where you are. For school principals, back-to-school …

Education

Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve

Ask people what’s wrong in American higher education, and you’ll hear about grade inflation. At Harvard a few years ago, a professor complained that the most common grade was an A-. He was quickly corrected: The most common grade at Harvard was an A.<p>Across 200 colleges and universities, over 40 …

Education

Fortress of Tedium: What I Learned as a Substitute Teacher.

One wintry mix of a morning, while I was in training to be a substitute teacher, I saw a textbook that was being used in an 11th-grade English class. The class was studying transcendentalism, and the students were required to read excerpts from an essay called “Nature,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. …

Education

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids …

Psychology

When Homework Is Useless

Education experts offer their thoughts on how—if at all—schools should assign, grade, and use take-home assignments.<p><i>This is the third installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars and content.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers …

Education

KQED

One of the first things I added to my teacher tool kit during my first few years of teaching was video. As a science middle school teacher, I saw …

Education

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

<b>Leigh Robinson was</b> out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 when a call came from the principal at her school. Will, a …

Psychology

Building Empathetic Relationships with the Parents of Your Most Challenging Student

Teacher relationships with parents can be tense: we educate other people’s children, and miscommunication, lack of understanding and empathy, and …

Relationships

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

A group of young women who had graduated from high school between 1997 and 2006 sat at the front of the room crying and laughing about their …

Mathematics

Together We Stand; Divided We Fall—How Distributive Leadership Creates Greater Schools | NBPTS

This summer I was given the opportunity to speak on a panel for the Coalition for Teaching Quality. I went to Washington, DC with my principal and, …

Second-grade teacher's unique homework policy goes viral

Last Updated Aug 24, 2016 9:20 AM EDT<p>Every school year, elementary school students are faced with new challenges.<p>They have to make new friends, get …

Teaching

Five Questions New Teachers Should Ask (and Schools Should Be Able to Answer)

Complete Coverage<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>My first year as a teacher began with a three-day new-teacher training that was …

Opening My Door as a Candidate for National Board Certification | NBPTS

When I first started teaching, a veteran teacher told me that one of the best things about teaching is that as a teacher I could close my door and …

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.<p>This year's end-of-year paper purge in my middle school office revealed a startling pattern in my teaching practices: I discipline boys far more often than I discipline girls. Flipping through the pink and yellow slips--my school's …

ADHD

The powerful thing that happens when the school day starts in the afternoon

As we continue to debate why women can’t get ahead at work — why they are less likely to be promoted, why they’re paid less than similar men in similar jobs — educators around the world have been fretting over the mirror-opposite problem. When it comes to school, it’s the girls who consistently …

Education

Curriculum Conversations: 7 Do's and Don'ts

Dr. Jennifer Davis BowmanCurriculum PlanningWhile student input matters when creating curriculum, it's critical to manage their involvement and …

Curriculum Development

High school teacher: I’m banning laptops in class — and not just because they are distracting

Every since computers began to enter classrooms and policy makers made wiring schools a top education priority, technology boosters have talked about the many ways that education and student life could be improved. E-textbooks could be unlimited in scope and easily updated, research could be …

Education

How important are high school courses to college performance? Less than you might think

There is a troubling hidden pattern behind success stories of high school graduation: though the percent of students earning a diploma is at an …

Education

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

The Brain

Teaching Professors to Become Better Teachers

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Between forkfuls of pad Thai, chicken and tofu, 20 Connecticut College faculty members listened as Michael Reder talked about teaching.<p>“The research shows that students love it when we share what we’re passionate about,” said the animated Mr. Reder, whose enthusiasm for teaching …

Teaching

How to Break into Smaller Groups in the Classroom to Focus on Writing

Teachers would love to give each student individual attention whenever they need it, but packed classrooms often make that a difficult task. As a …

Education

Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

A lot of what's going on today in Marna Wolak's fifth-grade math class is pretty familiar. She's got her students gathered on the rug for a number talk, something she does often, trying to get them thinking about fractions.<p>But a lot of it is unfamiliar, too. The topic is new — dividing whole …

Teaching
Learning

A Teacher-Powered Approach to Professional Development - Independent Ideas Blog

​It’s a normal Friday morning at Holy Family Academy, a two-year-old independent Catholic high school in Pittsburgh with 100 students. While students …

Professional Development

Lift Off

400x200-livingston-convocation.jpg “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin,<br>Is a great equalizer of the conditions of men.” – Horace …

Harvard