Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Who’s Afraid of Student Advisory?

Parents are the first and primary educators of their children, but families rely—sometimes too heavily—on schools to provide academic and social guidance for their...

My Back Pages: Goals of Secondary Ed.

"The goal of secondary education should be defined in terms of action," states Melvin J. Hetland in "What Are the Goals of Modern Secondary...

Silver & Perini Respond to Learning Styles Critics

Learning style experts and ASCD authors Harvey Silver and Matthew Perini respond to recent research that criticizes matching teaching styles to learning styles. Here's...

Teaching Students How to Be a Positive Influence

In his March column, Outstanding Young Educator Award winner Brad Kuntz says that by practicing meaningful community engagement, students can strengthen their writing, speaking,...

Teacher Behaviors Communicate Expectations

Robert Marzano's, The Art and Science of Teaching Chapter 9: What Will I Do to Communicate High Expectations for All Students? Summary: In this second-to-last chapter...

Kansas City Takes Ability Grouping Districtwide

Instead of grouping students by age and grade, starting this fall, the Kansas City School District (KCSD) will begin grouping students by ability and...

Reading First or Worst?

In the December Education Update, "Reading First: Sustaining Success in Difficult Times" examines the debate over the impact of the $6 billion Reading First...

Crafting Your School’s Gettysburg Address

It may be the best historical example of a mission statement: President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. It's clear and concise, the rationale is tightly aligned...

Reflective Leadership

Busy schedules and mounting pressures on school leaders mean scarce time for meaningful professional reflection.  How do you build time to reflect and recharge,...

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