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We often hear about the need for students to learn how to program in order to be ready for STEM fields and the Information Economy. It’s what we’ve been hearing for over a decade. However, there’s a fascinating piece from the Washington Post that explores how the so-called “soft-skills” might be even more vital than… Continue reading 10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Project-Based Learning
news.harvard.edu – Today, iRobot Corp. announced its acquisition of Root Robotics, Inc., whose educational Root coding robot got its start as a summer research project at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
My granddaddy used to say, “Tighten up every little chance you get. ‘Better’ doesn’t happen all by itself.” That’s probably true in all areas of life. But it’s especially true for school leaders. So here are three fundamental areas to help you become a better school leader. Communicate Effectively Effective communication is critical, both in… Continue reading Better By Accident?
marzanoresearch.com – Implement Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (SWPBIS). Build a schoolwide tiered model that teaches students prosocial skills, improves school climate and culture, and lays the foundation for academic excellence. Resources for Positive Behavior Support Systems Social and Emotional Learning
The Emotional Labor of Teaching >> In this post, you’ll hear the heart wrenching story of a 2nd-grader who lost his dad and brought that sorrow to school.
In Top Headlines: Finland is always on top, culturally-responsive textbooks, and financial woes for private colleges.
Listen to my interview with Karen Vaites (transcript): For as long as the internet has been around, teachers have been able to find free resources online. But while it’s great to not have to pay for things, free instructional materials don’t exactly come without problems. One major concern is quality. When a resource is free,… Continue reading A Closer Look at Open Educational Resources
What is emotional labor? How can you help your school manage it?
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