Jeff Snyder

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Every School Should Tell Its Story

Establishing a clear vision is important for consistency, sure, but to be really successful, it should be agreed upon by a group of stakeholders, and …

Teaching

Why A School’s Master Schedule Is A Powerful Enabler of Change

When Jerry Smith became a principal six years ago he had been teaching for 22 years, so his administrative style is firmly rooted in the belief that …

Teaching

How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development

A look at five models of teacher-centered professional development (PD) that are used well in low-income countries and that offer alternatives to the …

The Most Critical Trait of Highly Effective Edu Leaders

From Highly Effective<b><br>What Is The MOST Critical Trait Of Highly Effective Educational Leaders?</b><br>Over the last few years I have seen many posts, …

4 Transformational Leadership Practices That Motivate Teachers

The emotions of teachers are an often ignored, but very important part of a school’s learning climate. With each decision or policy they put in …

Pedagogy

Teacher observations have been a waste of time and money

Fundamental information that is the basis for evaluating the performance of our K-12 education system is sending different signals. Measures of …

Education

6 Reasons Why You Should Become a Transformational Leader

A transformational school leader ensures students focus on their studies by being considerate of individuality, being charismatic in influencing …

First Do No Harm

If two decades of neuroscientific research have taught us anything it's that stress is toxic to the brain. Images from functional magnetic resonance …

Psychology

Why Kids Need Recess

And why it’s endangered<p>In Florida, a coalition of parents known as “the recess moms” has been fighting to pass legislation guaranteeing the state’s elementary-school students at least 20 minutes of daily free play. Similar legislation recently passed in New Jersey, only to be vetoed by the …

Here's How Schools Can Support Students' Mental Health

About one in five children in the United States shows signs of a mental health disorder — anything from ADHD to eating disorders to suicide.<p>And yet, as we've been reporting this month, many schools aren't prepared to work with these students. Often, there's been too little training in recognizing …

Mental Health

Design Thinking and PBL

Consider this conundrum: much of what we know about teaching comes from 16+ years of observation as students. In no other profession do you spend …

Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators

When you start out embedding making in the curriculum, it is essential to share with teachers the relevance of making as problem solving and the …

10 Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership

I still vividly remember my early years as an assistant principal and principal. Instructional leadership was a routine part of the job along with …

Education Technology

After years of intensive analysis, Google found the key to good teamwork is being nice

Google wants to know the secret to building a more productive team.<p>The tech giant charged a team to find out. The project, known as Project Aristotle, took several years, and included interviews with hundreds of employees and analysis of data about the people on more than 100 active teams at the …

Harvard Business School

Assuming Positive Intent

So how do we stop it?<p>Years ago, I was part of a norm-setting conversation with a group from the School Reform Initiative. I'll admit that I was only …

Philosophies of Education: 3 Types of Student-Centered Philosophies

Student-centered philosophies are another essential philosophy that educators should be aware of. By focusing on the needs of students, teachers are …

Digital Storytelling for Younger & Older Learners

By Marisa Constantinides Picture this: …a teacher holding up her laptop or tablet and a circle of children listening to her and following the digital …

The 7 Qualities of Learning-Centered Leadership

A revolution is taking place in school leadership. New policies call for higher academic standards and accountability. So-called “accountability …

Determining Your Educational Philosophy Part II: Philosophy of Students

In this article various philosophies will be examined in an effort to assist with developing an educational philosophy. As an Educator it is …

The Characteristics Of A Good School

<b>The Characteristics Of A Good School</b><p><i>For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us.</i><p><i>This post has</i> …

Pedagogy

How To Embrace Your Weaknesses And Become A Better Leader

One key to being a good boss is figuring out what type of leader you are, then adjusting your strengths and weaknesses to help the team.<p>People don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. So when you’re the leader, your job directly impacts employee retention. While some people are naturally good at managing …

Why Do So Many Schools Want to Implement Project-Based Learning, But So Few Actually Do?

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>Why Do So Many Schools Want to Implement Project-Based Learning, But So Few Actually Do?<p>By Alejo Rivera     Aug 1, …

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

Constantly Share Best Practices<p>As a first step, work toward recognizing that, no matter how long you've been in the classroom, there will always be …

Do students lose depth in digital reading?

Do students learn as much when they read digitally as they do in print?<p>For both parents and teachers, knowing whether computer-based media are …

What Bad Bosses Can Teach You About Good Leadership

A lot has been written about what makes a bad boss, or about bosses to avoid or signs you are working for a bad boss. And then what – leave? To go where? Today’s business world is so precarious may of us don’t know if we’ll be in the same company from one week to the next, let alone report to the …

Nelson Mandela

Open Space Technology: Decision by Inclusion

Having now used OST at my school in staff meetings, in our strategic planning process, and even my own classroom, I have to agree with OpenSpaceWorld …

Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

1. Sometimes students misbehave because they like you too much.<p>Some students have experienced so much pain that they build a wall between themselves …

Aspiring Heads: Recognizing Leadership Within Yourself

Personalized Professional Development

There is much talk of personalized professional development in education on social media. A lot.<p>Each year school boards and the Ministry of Education …

Education Technology