Monthly Archives: July 2012

 WHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANSWER TO MARKETS   Why move to market-based incentives in public education if the results are not better and there is less public accountability?  Here’s what we’ve discovered so far about market-based education reforms:     … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Speech

Originally posted on I Make A Difference – I TEACH!!:
I have here the link to Diane Ravitch´s speech at the AFT convention. It is a speech that inspires, and touches base on a LOT of the issues facing educators…

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Influencing Up

If you’re trying to make a significant contribution you will have to influence people you can’t control. In other words, you will need to influence up. Often we get in our own way when trying to influence. In Influencing Up, … Continue reading

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What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like?

Predictions for how the next 15 years are going to change how children learn, at school and at home. During the past 40 years, accounting for inflation, we have nearly tripled the amount of money we spend per student in … Continue reading

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The Five Dysfunctions of a team

Originally posted on I am what I read and the people I meet:
I picked up Patrick Lencioni’s Book “The Five Dysfunctions of a team” for a few reasons. He wrote “Death By Meeting.” The name alone of that book…

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New Report Notes Fiscal Challenges Many States Face Including Maine

 Report says states must make structural changes and more flexibility from Feds is needed for states’ stability    AUGUSTA – A new task force led by former New York Lieutenant Gov. Richard Ravitch and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Michele Pepe:
Let me share an example of handling negativity from a recent meeting using the VIPP model.   I was facilitating a team of nurses through a problem-solving discussion. They were talking about how to handle…

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On Expectations and Metrics

by Martin Klubeck Published on Monday, June 4, 2012 by Martin Klubeck Using “targets” and “stretch goals” for analyzing your performance metrics is not only outdated, it’s a bad idea. Click Link below to Read More…. On Expectations and Metrics … Continue reading

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If It’s Important, Be There

In Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk, authors Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden make the point that organizations with contented employees understand that one of the most fundamental precepts in the whole workplace arena is that “the person who started … Continue reading

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LePage Administration Sets Education Agenda

Reform begins with the ABC’s – accountability, best practices, and choice AUGUSTA – Following a report released by Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG), Governor Paul LePage and Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen will hold a media conference … Continue reading

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