Monthly Archives: June 2012

Can the iPad really help improve children’s writing?

Originally posted on huntingenglish:
When the iPad is mentioned as a tool for learning to large groups of teachers I always detect a initial sense of awe and a frisson of excitement, quickly followed by a healthy dose of scepticism…

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Letting Go of Power – While Gaining Authority and Respect

Originally posted on Llpathways's Weblog:
From numerous researches carried out over recent years the paradox today for authority is that as it let’s go of power (via the exercise leadership) so it becomes in many respects more effective. It has…

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Four Ways to Kill Motivation on the Job

Originally posted on Laurie Barkman:
“An employee’s motivation on the job is the direct result of the sum of interactions with the manager.”  ~ Bob Nelson We’ve all heard the expression “Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers”.  Managers are…

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Five Ways to Get Good at Mistake Making

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Teach students higher order or critical thinking skills? Not if the Texas Republicans have their way.

June 27, 2012 The Republican Party of Texas states in its official 2012 political platform: We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based  Education … Continue reading

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Our Education System Is Stuck & We Don’t Know How To Free It

Originally posted on 21st Century Learning:
Here we are, the first decade of the 21st Century well and truly behind us and what can we safely say about our schools? They are stuck! Schools are basically a 19th Century invention…

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An Early Start on Financial Literacy Pays Off

Teaching about finance begins in kindergarten at this public K-8 school on the South Side of Chicago, with the goal of helping students develop the critical decision-making skills that will guide them later in life. More to this story.  

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Young people are the future. If society is to advance technologically, then the next generation needs more intelligence passed on. A lot of trust is placed in elementary and secondary schools as well as facilities of higher education. To ensure these facilities are doing their part, there are countless organizations working to make sure that the schools are appropriately staffed, funded and that they have adequate resources. Below are links to the web pages for several dozen.

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