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Schools across St. Louis learning how past trauma hurts learning and affects behavior

Carrie Jost never thought landing her dream job in a school working with children would be traumatizing.<p>And yet several years ago, she was hiding in …

5 Ways to Foster a Positive School Climate

<i>School climate gets thrown to the side of the plate, when it should be the plate that everything else sits on.</i><p>School climate. It sounds soft, doesn't …

Teaching

A new productivity trick created by a product designer could change the way you get things done

A large community of people are obsessed with bullet journaling because it's customizable for every person; you can alter it to fit your needs.<p>Designer Ryder Carroll created this analog system to give his notebook more purpose than ever.<p>The basic components of a bullet journal, according to the …

What Students Feel Learning In A State Of Flow

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The Questions Good Coaches Ask

In the <i>HBR Guide to Coaching Employees</i>, executive coach Ed Batista defines coaching as a style of management characterized by asking questions. With those questions you can move away from command-and-control leadership to a dynamic in which your direct report grows through self-reflection.<p>Asking the</i> …

Do teachers care more about schoolwork than your kids do? Here’s how to fix the apathy problem.

Any discussion about the problems in American education — and what is to blame for these problems — will likely include one or all of the usual suspects: inadequate and unequal funding, a lack of resources, underpaid and overworked teachers, over-testing, poverty and heavy-handed legislation.<p>As a …

These 5 TED Talks Will Inspire You to Be a Better Leader

Need some inspiration to up your leadership game? These thought-provoking TED Talks should do the trick.<p>Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) …

Leadership

Encouraging Students to Persist Through Challenges

Common Core State Standards<p>Math<p>Math<p>2<p>Grade 2<p>NBT<p>Number & Operations in Base Ten<p>B<p>Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and …

Mathematics

After-School Activities Help Disadvantaged Students in the Classroom

A study of 6,400 children found that those participating in activities and organized sports at ages five, seven and eleven were more inclined to …

Education

9 Leadership Initiatives To Ramp Up Team Engagement

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most new entrepreneurs have great ideas, and many are highly skilled in building their solutions. Unfortunately, far fewer have the focus and experience of building and maintaining a highly engaged team. They don’t realize that …

Employee Engagement

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

How Teams Can Transform Schools

The members of this leadership team also know that their team is a key vehicle to ensuring the efficacy of other teams -- of grade level and …

Teaching

Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

"Well," I said, "you get to teach her. What do you know about her schooling experiences in El Salvador? You set a goal to individualize instruction …

Teaching

How To Survive Working On An Underperforming Team

Many of us enter the workplace unprepared for teamwork. Here’s how to head off and contain the hazards of poor group performance.<p>In general, people are poorly educated to deal with workplaces. That’s because education is a largely solo affair. Students are asked to work alone. Grades are given to …

6 Steps to Reaching and Coaching Up Underperforming Employees

Effectively managing and helping your employees grow is a difficult task. Fortunately, it can be learned.<p>As a business owner you're bound to run into the problem of underperforming employees. In most cases this happens over time, so you'll see that an employee who was once doing well starts to …

Employee Engagement

Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems

We’ve all had the situation when an employee walks into our office with a problem they want us to solve (or dozens of problems they want solved). Maybe they walk into our office and say, “I need your help boss, that other division won’t respond to my emails about giving me the data I need to finish …

Coaching Skills Every Leader Needs To Master

We hear a lot about coaching these days. More and more professionals have an executive coach. The movement is even bringing coaching inside companies. International Coach Federation (ICF) Executive Director Magda Mook says, “The trend is very real. There’s a growing number of leaders and managers …

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>Despite its importance, education seems to …

Education

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

How Great Teacher Candidates Interview Differently

One principal’s interview mindset:<p>If you are a candidate interviewing for a teaching position, I want to take a genuine moment to explicitly share …

Career Development

Seven Ways Leaders Earn Their Teammates' Respect

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve just accepted a supervisory job which I’ll begin next week.<p>I know the people I will be supervising. They don’t work on my team. I’m moving to a new team as I begin my new job. I like all of the people in the team but they have a lot more experience with their areas of expertise than I …

Leadership

World Autism Awareness Day: Video shows you what it's like to live with autism

A video has been made to convey the experience of living with autism.<p>The short film, entitled 'Can you make it to the end?', was released by The …

'Great school leaders apply growth-mindset theory to their staff, as well as to their pupils'

Discussion about the education White Paper has been conflated with concern about the Budget bombshell that all schools should be translated to …

Teaching

Secret Teacher: I refuse to let the negativity in teaching bring me down

There’s no doubt teaching faces huge problems. But we won’t be able to change anything unless we start shouting about how great the profession is<p>A few years ago, I did the unthinkable as a teacher. I cancelled my membership to the union and the education press.<p>I always tell my students “surround …

Teaching

How 'Connected Leadership' Helps Startup Teams Achieve Greatness

By investing in your people first, all the other problems can get more effectively solved together by the team.<p>Connected leadership isn't touchy-feely, but it does go right to the heart. This means that connected leaders must understand what it's really like to be an employee at any given moment, …

Bobbleheads

Homework as Assessment | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Folks:<p>The posting below discusses how to use homework problems as preparation for quizzes and exams. It is from Chapter 5, “Metacognitive Learning …

Teaching

How Leaders Can Engage Teams By Asking The Right Questions

Conversational competence is an important but overlooked skill that can make or break your team’s success.<p>Most of us spend hours each day interacting with computer screens and texting, but much less time conversing with others. Because so much of our conversation is impersonal and filtered through …

Children as young as seven are 'sexting' at school, teachers say

Children as young as seven have been caught ‘sexting’ in school, with more than half of all teachers in the UK aware of pupils using social media to share sexual messages, pictures and videos.<p>In one case, girls in year 9 got hold of explicit selfies of one of their classmates and began showing the …

Social Media

10 Habits Of Highly Effective Leaders [Infographic]

Here are the habits of the most highly effective leaders. If you can build these habits into your life, you’ll become a leader that employees love …

Leadership