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Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Terry HeickSchool LeadershipRemix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh …Google+
What is a curriculum leader? A second grade teacher can serve as a curriculum leader. Principals and Assistant principals should also be viewed as …Leadership
TWO of our most vital industries, health care and education, have become increasingly subjected to metrics and measurements. Of course, we need to hold professionals accountable. But the focus on numbers has gone too far. We’re hitting the targets, but missing the point.
Through the 20th century, we …Health Care
Over recent years there’s been a steady escalation of concern about the admissions process at the most revered, selective American colleges. And little by little, those colleges have made tweaks.
But I get the thrilling sense that something bigger is about to give.
The best evidence is a report to be …Frank Bruni
In conferences, debates and panel discussions about schools, I await mention of the unmentionable issue: grading. It never comes.
We discuss tests, teacher assessments, Common Core standards and school ratings, but not student report cards, the greatest source of stress and miscommunication in our …Students
Time to get together the transcripts, the test scores and put the final touches on those personal essays. It's college application season, again.
To a lot of students, the process seems wrapped in a shroud of mystery. What exactly happens when you send your application out into the unknown only …College & University
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Mastering the subject has become less about learning and more about performance.
Why do so many students hate math, fear it, or both?
If you ask most students what they think their role is in math classrooms, they will tell you it is to get questions right. Students rarely think that they are in math …Education
After the People of Color Conference, 10 Guideposts on the Path Toward Equity and Inclusion - Independent Ideas Blog
Tampa, Florida — People naturally walk in circles when they’re lost. That’s the finding of researchers who conducted several experiments: One group …
At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students …Collaboration
Most people who grew up, attended school, or lived many years in the U.S. have a worldview shaped by their own racial identity that informs their …
Christopher ReddyTeaching StrategiesBy incorporating facts, novelty, examples, analogies, and emotion; and cycling content, telling content-related …Teaching
Gun control. Climate change. Donald Trump. Affirmative action.
The first presidential primaries are just weeks away and with all these debates and issues in the headlines, there's no question that students are going to want to talk about them.
But how should teachers handle these discussions?
Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's experiment with creating classrooms of the …Film Festivals
http://download.ted.com/talks/MargaretHeffernan_2012G-64k.mp4Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good …TED Talks
Photo credit: US Department of Education via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Joshua BlockProject-Based LearningThe perfect PBL experience is ever-changing, so be …Teaching
The Hamlin School Embraces No Rescue Policy for Parents to Encourage Resilience in Children - Independent Ideas Blog
“In an effort to promote independence and responsibility, the school encourages a policy based on the premise that choices have natural consequences — …
Examining a classroom ritual
By Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg
Bright is made possible by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bright retains …
Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”
If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …Steve Jobs
Andrew MillerAssessmentInstead of issuing zeros, penalizing late work, and grading formative assessments, teachers should make the classroom a place …Teaching
Photo credit: Chicago 2016 via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Lorea Martinez, PhDProfessional DevelopmentSocial and emotional competencies help teachers avoid …Teaching
Terry HeickSocial and Emotional LearningTeaching empathy is about teaching students, not content -- how they feel about the incoming knowledge will …Teaching
Richard J. Stiggins, an advocate of classroom assessments in the service of learning, identifies common misunderstandings about formative assessment.Education
Hiring for Excellence in Independent Schools: Why We Need to Seek Cultural Competence in Hiring - Independent Ideas Blog
Hiring can be both arduous and rewarding, and as time consuming as it is full of possibilities. We would all agree, I believe, that “mistakes” are …Education
“For the group, as well as for the species, what gives an individual his genetic value is not the quality of his genes. It is the fact that he does …Biology
Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part research series on teacher quality in independent schools. This blog focuses on how educators define …Education
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Formative assessment: …