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October 20, 2014

Preparing Principals: Best Practices and Next Steps

We considered the question, "What do principals need to know and be able to do?" in the first blog in this series. The second post outlined next gen prep. This post recaps best practices and next steps. Best Practice. As districts consider leadership pipeline and as states update licensure, they can incorporate, encourage and invest in best practices in leadership development. The experts described four key practices...

October 16, 2014

Leadership Standards Now and a Look Back #TBT

Attention must be paid how the leader's heart is developed and shared, the ways in which words are used to communicate and inspire or heal, and the way people feel about the authenticity of the person.

October 09, 2014

Preschool Teacher Ranks More Diverse, Female Than K-12

If you're a public school teacher in this country, chances are good that you're also a white woman. At the preschool level, the picture is slightly different.

October 08, 2014

Live From NZ: Connected Educator Month Has Gone Global!

Connected Educator Month has been going strong in the U.S. for two years already, but as this third year unfolds, we've finally gone global! In this post, I report live from ULEARN14 in Rotorua, New Zealand and share how Kiwi educators are getting connected and innovating in their classrooms.

September 30, 2014

Twitter Chat: Writing IEP Goals Aligned to Common Core State Standards

We're looking for solid tips for special educators who are working to write standards-based individualized education programs that connect to common-core standards in reading and math.

September 26, 2014

Edcamps: The Lil' PD That Could...

Edcamps can help you meet your Professional Development needs, and the Edcamp Foundation has the perfect short reference book to help you get there.

September 22, 2014

Connected Educator Month Is Coming!

Connected Educator Month (CEM)is just a little over a week away! This October marks the third year of CEM and will bring a treasure trove of virtual activities, live events and resources for educators around the globe. Originally spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Education, CEM strives to get more educators digitally connected to improve their practice. How will you be celebrating Connected Educator Month?

September 19, 2014

Does your Human Capital System Foster a Growth Mindset?

Did you know that people who believe they can develop their basic abilities have higher motivation and achievement than those who believe those qualities are fixed?

September 12, 2014

Coding and Computer Science Focus of New Online Learning Platform

Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org announced new free online learning resources to teach students computer science and provide teachers with professional development.

September 11, 2014

Convincing Teachers that Coaching Means Support, Not Obstruction

It took 11 months worth of work to initiate one trial of my startup's video coaching service at a school in Brooklyn. Teachers' reactions ranged from earnest curiosity to outright skepticism.

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