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3 Strategies to Fire Up Hesitant Writers

The answer is to have them produce ideas without writing at all. That’s right, the way to get hesitant writers to produce as much writing as they do …

5 Dead-Simple Ways Your Students Can Use Hashtags For Learning

<b>5 Dead-Simple Ways To Get Started With Hashtags In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>Kristin Marino</b><p>Hashtags (those ubiquitous words and phrases that start with the # …

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Improving Utah Schools: Student Motivation

For all the debate around improving education, researcher Maria Ferguson says there's a critical piece that's often overlooked: how do you motivate …

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Fighting Chronic Absenteeism to Turn Around Schools

<i>This summer, we’ve looked at best practices within each of our six policy recommendation areas. We’ve taken a look at the need</i> <i>to demand …

U.S. Students Still Lag Behind Foreign Peers, Schools Make Little Progress In Improving Achievement

U.S. students aren't progressing to catch up to their peers in other industrialized countries.<p>A report recently published by Harvard University's Program on Education Policy and Governance found that students in Latvia, Chile and Brazil are making gains in academics three times faster than American …

I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap

<b>In this vital new book, the famed filmmaker tells how his passion for education reform led him to learn that there are five tested, indispensable</b> …

How Technology Is Improving Education

Some claim that technology has shortened students’ attention spans. Others say that it heightens the learning experience. While both comments might …

K-12 Overview - ClassLink | Single Sign-On for Education

"With ClassLink, we now have a single, common, and modern interface for students, staff, and faculty. The ClassLink team is absolutely great to work …

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14 Schools, 1 Plan: Nevada's New Blueprint For ELL Education

Nevada schools have the largest percentage of English Language Learners in the country. For the first time, the state has designated funds to go …

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COMEDY<p>By Linjust.comMarch 23, 2018<p>Primary Science – Linjust comedy (episode 24) Linjust comedy episode 24 “primary science”  this is...<p>By …

Golar Richie On Housing, Improving Schools And Tackling Crime

Charlotte Golar Richie wants to take the place of her one-time boss. A former housing official in Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration, Golar Richie …

Moran: Better Training for Teachers Can Improve Success of Autistic Children

Patch is happy to consider opinion articles for publication. We reserve the right to edit for accuracy, clarity and brevity.<p>The following opinion …

Education

Talking heads: how we turned around our failing school

Principal Andrew Hemmings reveals how focusing on progress rather than behaviour had a profound impact on Bushey Academy<p>Was being a head always part of your plan?<p>Yes it was. When I was a teacher I did aspire to headship. I was really inspired by my headteacher when I first started teaching. I hope …

Education research in brief: feedback in maths, improving PSHE and summer schools

Our weekly round up of the latest research papers, methods and ideas related to teaching and learning<p><b>Summer schools help transition</b><p>A new report has looked at the impact of summer schools for disadvantaged pupils.<p>The Summer Schools programme was launched by the Department for Education last year to …

Love the one you're with: improving professional development in schools

Let's make our existing teachers more effective than they already are by embracing the idea of continuous improvement<p>In the past 10 years it has become clear that teacher quality is the most important variable in most education systems. In England, as far as academic achievement is concerned, as …

Rethinking (Instead of Eliminating) Recess at Low-Income Schools

Play time is healthy. So why do adults want to get rid of it?<p><i>Play time is healthy. So why do adults want to get rid of it?</i><p>Recess may be a new opportunity for schools to help kids and themselves at the same time. A recent study looked at what happens when schools provide playground coaches to help …

Competition vs collaboration: are schools working together enough?

Teaching school heads Chris Wheatley and Paul Stone reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly of collaboration in education<p>In recent years our political masters have been telling us that schools should work together to raise their game rather than improvement being directed from above by government.<p>…

School Bans Parents From Walking Kids Into School

At elementary schools all across the country, it's common to see parents walking their children to class. But in North Texas, parents will be banned from walking their children into school, CBS DFW reports. According to the Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) Independent School District, the goal is to …

How can the teacher experience be improved in schools? – open thread

Enhancing the student experience is often discussed, but what about teachers? What could make their life better in school?<p>After 35 years as an English teacher, a friend of mine's retirement speech was full of reflections on the joys of the profession.<p>From taking pupils to the theatre for the first …

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Successful change management requires a large commitment from executives and senior managers, whether the change is occurring in a department or in a …

Inspirational Quotes from UCLA Coach John Wooden

Get Words on Leadership Integrity and Values From a Sports Legend<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated July 13, 2017<p>Basketball enthusiasts can quote John Wooden's …

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Top 13 Leadership Posts of 2013

The top 10 leadership pieces by LinkedIn Influencers have accumulated more than 6 million views & over 18,000 comments. Check out the full list: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130827160334-29092-why-do-we-keep-reading-leadership-advice?trk=li_ss_0813_danroth_leadership

7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an age that seeks quick fixes and easy answers. Sometimes leaders abdicate their thinking to others and accept "prevailing wisdom," which is often an oxymoron.<p>I grew up, like most, accepting many things at face value. It wasn't …

Leadership

Arianna Huffington's Leadership Lessons at #INBOUND13

Last Wednesday's opening keynote at the #INBOUND13 conference was a captivating and sound bite-rich talk from self-proclaimed sleep evangelist and Huffington Post chair, president and editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington. Her speech, "From Politics To The Boardroom: Fearless Leadership," was honest, …

Leadership

8 Life And Leadership Lessons From Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is often described as authentic, intelligent, and humble female leader. Several weeks ago I’ve had a chance to hear Arianna speak to a large audience at HubSpot’s INBOUND conference, as well as a pleasure of talking to her afterwards, and I can tell you that this description of …

Personality Doesn't Determine Leadership Ability | Inc.com

I've learned a lot about leadership lately. Back in my heyday as a middle manager in corporate America, and before that as a manager for a small start-up, I found my introverted personality worked against me most of the time.<p>Back then, I'd rather sit and read a book in a coffeeshop than kick back …

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