Nick Creach

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Education Week: Digital Advances Reshaping Formative Assessment

Chat<p>Digital Advances Reshaping Formative Assessment<p>Sponsored by:<p><b>Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET</b> <br>Click here for more information about …

Changing a School's Culture, From the Ground Up

Complete Coverage<p>Change is tough, or so the saying goes. But think about change from a different perspective: a child's. Remember when you learned to …

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The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL<p>Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving<p>Metacognition- The importance of making students AWARE …

How to Become a Socially Inclusive School

Suggestion #1:<p>Start with some tangible, non-threatening activities by those who are genuinely interested in being involved.R-Word Campaign. Don't …

Excellence vs. Mediocrity: What’s Your Choice?

<i>“If I demand excellence from my students, I must first demand excellence from myself.”</i><p>I often meditate on these words. As classroom educators we …

An Action Plan for Creating Effective Schools

Today’s school leaders are challenged to ensure their schools are effective—providing a quality education for every student—but they must do that …

15 Simple Ways Twitter Can Make You A Better Leader

<b>Here are 15 Simple Ways That Twitter Can Make You A Better Leader, all in 140 or less.</b><p><b>1.</b> <b>I Want Access</b>– You have access to the thoughts, lives, …

Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided …

No Relationship, No Leadership

Have you ever heard the saying “It’s lonely at the top?” It’s been said so often that some people in leadership positions actually believe that it …

No Test-maker Left Behind

For the first time since George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind, the House has passed a major rewrite of federal education law. On Friday, the House approved the Student Success Act along party lines -- Republicans for, Democrats against -- but the bill has little chance of getting past a …

8 Clothing Stores with Discounts for Teachers

<i>This post was updated on August 11, 2017.</i><p>Here are eight clothing stores, taken from prior community conversations, that offer discounts in-store for …

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Design Thinking

Design Thinking: Theory and Practice<p><b>Date:</b> July 25, 2013<p><b>Time:</b> 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET (UTC-4); <i>convert to your time zone</i><p><b>Host:</b> Susie Henderson, Director, …

6 Paths to Better Leadership

1. Believe and Envision<p>Leaders must have a core belief that can be communicated with clarity, concision, and passion. This is referred to as a …

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Summer Planning for Successful PBL

2. Do the Project Yourself<p>Watch this short video by Jeff Robin from High Tech High in San Diego. Jeff makes his point very clear at the end.<p>3. …

Teachers As "Givers, Takers Matchers": An Interview With Adam Grant

Teachers As "Givers, Takers & Matchers": An Interview With Adam Grant<p>I've been publishing thematic compilations this summer of past posts. However, …

Why school leaders should consider flipping parent communication

Flipped leadership can help principals build deeper relationships with teachers, staff and parents and boost engagement, writes Peter DeWitt, an …

Good leadership is a question of character

Good leaders need to show "resilience, integrity, resourcefulness, professionalism and ambition," says Jeff Nelson of the One Goal organization, …

More teachers use blended learning to engage students

How school leaders can create a more inclusive culture

Schools can improve their websites by making the design simple, adding social media links and making the site mobile-device friendly, English teacher …

Purpose + Alignment = Success

Many years ago when I used to teach engineering at university I had a passing interest in the field of shape optimization. It was a fascinating field …

The top 3 cities for startups: Austin, Seattle and Boulder

The San Francisco Bay Area still holds the undisputed crown for startup activity and venture capital. But if you’re just looking to get your company …

Cornerspotter: Downtown Seattle Block A Lot Smaller In 1914

<i>Cornerspotter is the Curbed Seattle feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline: seattle@curbed.com. We'll post the answer</i> …

Smart Cities: The Hillsborough Leadership Story

High performing organizations grow their own leaders. A lack of political stability makes that unusual in urban American education--but Hillsborough, …

Keeping Continuous Growth at Teacher Evaluation's Core

Commentary<p>Even in this age of political discord, most people would agree that the main purpose of newly adopted teacher-evaluation instruments is to …

Lead Blended Learning in Three Steps!

No tool is useful without a skilled head and hand. We cannot advocate for a new instructional delivery system without paying close attention to those …

7 Thoughts on What's Ahead for the Student Success Act

With the House about to move on the Student Success Act (SSA), the NCLB/ESEA reauthorization dance is back in full swing. Reporters are calling, …