Michael Brody

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Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there's a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still …

Note-Taking

We Have Student-Led Conferences. Why Not Teacher-Led Evaluations?

Photo credit: Savannah River Site via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Andrea HernandezTeacher DevelopmentModeled on student-led conferences, teacher-led …

Education

What If Teachers Took Computation Out of Math Class?

Math proficiency is a subject of a lot of anxiety for school leaders, parents and even national leaders. Employers and educators alike know that math …

Teaching

The Science of Smart Hiring

Finding great new workers is hard. A little bit of empiricism can help.<p>In the summer of 2006, Todd Carlisle, a Google analyst with a doctorate in organizational psychology, designed a 300-question survey for every Google employee to fill out, The New York Times later reported.<p>Some questions were …

Scientific Research

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Hunter Maats and Katie O'BrienTeaching StrategiesStudents learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, …

Teaching

The Power of Empathy in Leadership and Governance - Independent Ideas Blog

​When I was a young leader, I prided myself on being able to build strong teams. I understood the principles of a strong team mission and vision, …

Using Blended Learning to Design Schools that Motivate Students by Michael B. Horn

twenty20.com/@ljbs <i>In the book</i> Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, <i>Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker offer a practical guide to</i> …

Learning

Why You Should Try That Crazy Virtual Reality Headset

You’re going to own a virtual reality headset one day.<p>Yes, you’re going to put those funny-looking goggles on your face and your eyes won’t be rolling at me like they are right now.<p>I’ve been there. My interest in gaming stops at Monopoly. The promise of virtual reality meant little more to me than …

Virtual Reality

Panel: Ditch Grades Now, Focus on Student Learning

Teach without grades. Teach without tests. Teach without homework. That's the message from a growing number of educators who are not only advocating …

Learning

What does a culturally competent classroom look like? | NBPTS

The Saturday [March 12] morning plenary session at the National Board's Teaching and Learning Conference offered a powerful conversation about race …

Mindset 20/20:Getting Up to Speed with "Speed PD"

The result? They loved it! Participants willingly engaged in activities that modeled interesting ways students could gain 21st century skills using …

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class

I remember sitting in a movie theater with my children in December of 2003, watching the final minutes of the third film in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> …

Real Fixes for Workplace Bias

Corporations, not-for-profit groups and governments spend billions of dollars every year on diversity training—without knowing whether the programs work. A review of almost 1,000 studies on interventions aimed at reducing prejudice found that most programs weren’t tested. For the few that were, …

Human Resources

Why Education Needs More Healthy Skeptics and Diehard Optimists Like Larry Cuban

Interested in hearing the full interview? <br>Check it out on the EdSurge podcast.Stanford professor and edu-scholar Larry Cuban doesn’t hate …

Personalized Learning

Why teacher-powered schools are picking up momentum

In teacher-powered schools, students are at the center of every decision. Teachers secure autonomy to make the big choices about a wide array of …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We Need A Decolonized, Not A "Diverse", Education

Black History Month has passed; the pushback of white supremacy through critical education resumes its daily, hourly, minute-to-minute work.<p>In <i>A Case</i> …

Students

What Makes a Great Independent School Teacher - Independent Ideas Blog

​<i>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</i> …

Education

Dolphins will give predictive quiz to prospects at NFL combine

While the age-old combine tests are back yet again this year, the Miami Dolphins -- for a second straight NFL combine -- are armed with a custom test …

Quizzes

The Right Way to Check a Reference

Over the course of my career, I’ve fired only two people, and both were workers at my family ranch. (I actually rehired one of them a few years later.) In my roles as an operations and logistics line manager in Argentina, a management consultant in Europe, and a leader at the global executive …

Employment

In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs

Many people have experienced the magic of a wonderful teacher, and we all know anecdotally that these instructors can change our lives. But what if a teacher and a student <i>don't</i> connect? How does that affect the education that child receives?<p>Is there a way to create a connection where there isn't …

Education

How Economists Would Wage the War on Drugs

The monstrous cartels that run the narcotics business face the same dilemmas as ordinary firms—and have the same weaknesses

War

Ensure Head Search Success — Counter Three Biases - Independent Ideas Blog

​The statistics on independent school headship transitions are alarming. Of 160 schools in Florida, 102 went through head of school transitions from …

Understanding Accommodations and Modifications

<b>Of all the terms in special education</b>, two of the most confusing for parents are “accommodation” and “modification.” We always saw these terms on our …

Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

Photo credit: Laurie Sullivan via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Pauline ZdonekProfessional DevelopmentPD could be more effective if we differentiated it by …

Professional Development

'An Average Guy' Excels At Teaching Students AP Calculus

David Greene talks to advanced placement calculus teacher Anthony Yom about his classroom magic, and how he's gotten every one of his students for the past five years to pass the exam.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Sorry to bring back what could be terrifying memories, but do you remember high school …

Teaching

Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Terry HeickSchool LeadershipRemix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh …

Google+

Leadership Truths for Curriculum Leaders

What is a curriculum leader? A second grade teacher can serve as a curriculum leader. Principals and Assistant principals should also be viewed as …

How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers

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.<p>Through the 20th century, we …

Health Care

Rethinking College Admissions

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.<p>But I get the thrilling sense that something bigger is about to give.<p>The best evidence is a report to be …

Harvard