Scott E. Barron

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Missing Castaic Middle School Teacher Is Found: LASD

A math instructor last seen at the middle school where he teaches in Castaic was found on Saturday, authorities announced.<p>Reuben Charles Sherr, 44, …

Middle School

Inside the elite Maryland prep school that costs $60,000 a year, has its own recording studio and golf course, and boasts alums on the Supreme Court

Georgetown Preparatory School isn't your average high school.<p>Located in suburban Bethesda, Maryland, Georgetown Prep's 93-acre campus features perks like a recording studio, a swimming pool and a nine-hole golf course. A year's tuition at the all-boys Catholic school costs as much as $60,000.<p>In …

College & University

Google Slide Calendars (2018/2019 Version)

Last year, I shared a set of calendars that I created for my school site to help students say organized. Well, back by popular demand…<p>Here are the …

Education Technology

Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.<p>Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Social Media

Florida school receiving death threats after turning away 6-year-old with dreadlocks

Clinton Stanley, Jr., 6, was turned away for his first day of school at A Book's Christian Academy.<p>Clinton Stanley Sr.<p>A private Christian school in …

Florida

How to Email Someone You Haven’t Talked to in Forever

At some point in our careers, we find ourselves in need of help from others — whether it’s to make a direct connection to a hiring manager, to gather information on a prospective client company, or to get help in learning about a new industry quickly. However, over the years, we often lose touch …

Social Media

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Employment

At Hotchkiss School, Sexual Misconduct and ‘Missed Opportunities’ to Stop It

A classics teacher sexually abused numerous students and later married two of them. A school doctor performed unnecessary “gynecological” examinations. And administrators were alerted to some of the abuse going on at their school, but did not act.<p>All this was documented in a report released on …

Education

A psychotherapist explains the 5 stages of changing your behavior

<i>Wait, just thinking about changing is a stage of change? That’s how you start to change — by thinking about it without doing anything?</i><p>YES.<p>The idea …

Self-help

An Analysis of 43M Facebook Business Pages Shows This Is the Ideal Number of Times to Post a Day

Facebook's algorithm changes have radically changed the calculus for businesses.<p>If you've been on Facebook at all recently, either for personal use or to promote your business, you've no doubt noticed radical changes to the newsfeed. Posts by friends and family have been given pride of place, while …

Social Media

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

No More Mondays. Colorado School District Moves to 4 Day Weeks

DENVER — A Colorado school district will transition from a five-day week to a four-day week beginning in August.<p>Brighton-based School District 27J …

Education

Register report about public funds going to private schools did not tell the whole story

In the recent Des Moines Register article, “How much public money goes to support private schools in Iowa?,” it was reported that nearly $500 million …

Iowa

Can Focusing On Teacher Wellness Increase Student Achievement?

Schools try so many things to increase student achievement: better curriculum, technology, more qualified teachers. But what if the answer wasn’t only in enriching students’ experience, but to support their teachers? For Seymour Community Schools (SCS), a rural district in Indiana, the creation of …

Education

It Turns Out Full-Day Kindergarten Is No Better Than Half-Day

Researchers found no significant differences in kids attending half-or full-day programs<p>Decisions regarding our children’s education can be …

Education

Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Social Media

Jordan High president hopes good can come from video that shows student using racist, sexist language

The Jordan High School student body president says she hopes the anger students are feeling after a video surfaced on social media that shows a …

Social Media

How to introduce yourself so you’ll be unforgettable (in a good way!)

<i>Alex Gilbeaux</i><p>If you can move beyond the boring basics when you’re asked “What do you do?”, you’ll set yourself up for new relationships, …

Framing

The importance of asking hard questions about what students learn in school

By Sonja Santelises<p>Conversations about inadequate school resources usually bring to mind images of tattered, outdated textbooks that include maps of the Soviet Union. Such long-running inattention to classroom materials in this country is inexcusable, but simply buying new textbooks won’t fix the …

Education

Track Your Time for 30 Days. What You Learn Might Surprise You.

It’s hard to know if we’re really making efficient use of our time. It seems like we’re working hard — and we’re certainly stressed out. But are we spending our time on the right things? That’s the question I set out to solve at the start of this year. I was feeling overwhelmed after spending the …

Time Management

7 ways to build trust with others

FBI agents spend a great deal of time learning how to build trust with others. For that reason an agent’s most useful investigative tool is the …

Northern California

How Twitter has become NFL locker room poison

One of the defining images of the modern locker room isn't a fiery postgame speech or a group of guys strategizing -- it's players with their heads …

Social Media

With 10 Short Words, This Airline Passenger Taught an Incredible Lesson in Emotional Intelligence, as She Persuaded a Plane Full of People to Support Her

She did seven key things. And she persuaded the entire plane as a result.<p>This is a story about an airplane passenger, a viral video--and a lesson in emotional intelligence.<p>By now you may have seen the video (embedded at the bottom of this post). It has more than 3.5 million views on Facebook in …

Emotional Intelligence

Stop Thinking In Tasks And To-Dos. Start Thinking In Outcomes

We all toil under a tyranny of to-dos. Life can feel like an endless succession of tedious tasks we struggle to complete, and we may cross everything off our to-do lists, but it can still feel like we aren’t achieving what we really want. It’s why we click on every productivity hack that pops up in …

Time Management

We Paid Off $147,000 in Debt in 3 Years. Here’s How We Became Financially Free

"It became like a game to us."<p>Jessie and Josh Boyce had secured the best-paying, most stable careers they’d ever had when they moved to Florida in …

Personal Finance

How one retired Millennial made more than $60,000 in passive income last year

You can take the woman out of work, but you can’t take the work out of the woman. At least, that’s the case for J.P. Livingston, who retired at age …

The Power of Positive People

Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness?<p>While many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, science suggests that our well-being also is influenced by the company we keep. Researchers have found that certain health behaviors appear to be …

Happiness

Teachers lose jobs for sharing anti-Israel views with students

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed two casualties at the pricey Riverdale Country School.<p>Two history teachers lost their jobs at the Bronx …

Husband of day care operator accused of molesting girls

CLOSE<p>There are several important factors a parent should consider when choosing a child care provider. The Oregon Department of Education’s Early …

Denver experiments with a new teacher training approach for high-poverty schools

A teacher’s first year in the classroom is often a sink-or-swim experience.That was true for Kyle Jordan. A history major in college, Jordan …