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Edscape 2011: Innovation Now

A Principal's Reflections

Building upon last year''s event I am proud to officially announce Edscape 2011 will be taking place at New Milford High School on Saturday October 15, 2011. Edscape 2011 is a conference intended to bring together passionate educators who firmly believe that innovation is essential to increasing student engagement and achievement.

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The Significance of Small Wins

A Principal's Reflections

Below is a summary by Stephen Meyer of a study by Amabile & Kramer (2011): Over the course of four months, researchers at Harvard conducted a study of over 200 employees at seven different companies. Research has shown that the small wins are just as important, if not more, than the big ones everyone aspires to achieve. Amabile, T.

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Addressing SEL and Behavior Challenges with Relationships

A Principal's Reflections

2011), The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions. Without relationships, no real learning occurs. Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., Dymnicki, A.B., Taylor, R.D. and Schellinger, K.B. Child Development, 82: 405-432.

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Beyond English: Why Writing Belongs in Every Classroom

Catlin Tucker

So, it should not be surprising that only 27% of 8th and 12th-grade students earned a score of proficient in writing in the last report published in 2011 by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Reading comprehension and information retention improve when students write about what they read (Graham & Herbert, 2011).

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What We Know For Sure: Three Practices Every Innovative Leader Can Try

Education Elements

"We all get caught up in the business of doing, and sometimes lose our place in the flow” (O Magazine, August 2011). Recently, we were spinning in circles trying to figure out a new process for an internal role we stepped into when Jason shared a way we might reframe our conversation.

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The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

To go even a bit deeper, studies have found that movement improves overall learning as well as test scores, skills, and content knowledge in core subjects such as mathematics and reading fluency as well as increases student interest and motivation (Adams-Blair & Oliver, 2011; Braniff, 2011; Vazou et al., Adams-Blair H.,

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Research-based Benefits of Being Bilingual

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Enhanced Executive Control : Bilingual individuals often perform better in tasks requiring executive control, such as working memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility (Bialystok, 2011). Bialystok, E. Bialystok, E. Blumenfeld, H.K., Does bilingualism influence cognitive aging? Annals of Neurology , 75 (6), 959-963. link] Bialystock, E.

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