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Learning and Reflecting with Video

A Principal's Reflections

I remember like it was yesterday when I began blogging back in 2009. To think that I would still be writing a post a week many years later is a vast understatement, coming from someone who had every excuse not to start in the first place.

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Transforming Schools Into Vehicles for Decarceration [On Morris’ Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues]

The Jose Vilson

Recently, Gloria Ladson-Billings was asked whether the interpretation of her works has changed, to which she quipped: “I think that people don’t actually read the work.”

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8 Sneaky But Effective Simple School-Improvement Strategies

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Sneaky But Effective Simple School-Improvement Strategies by Terry Heick Education reform is tricky. For one, so many teachers are wary of change. Not improvement, mind you, but change for the sake of change–shifting from one program or “research-based strategy” to another, endlessly. Year after year. So many trends in learning are simply repackaged approaches […]. The post 8 Sneaky But Effective Simple School-Improvement Strategies appeared first on TeachThought.

OPINION: Music is ‘more than sound’ for students seeking safe spaces, human connections and their own voices

The Hechinger Report

Taylor Correia-Podolske’s great-grandmother has Alzheimer’s, and the high-school junior was concerned about the isolation that her beloved relative and others like her suffer. After Correia-Podolske learned that musical memory was often intact even when other memory was gone, she decided to construct a senior-year project identifying a community need and proposing a way to address that need artistically.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Learning from What Doesn’t Work for Students

The Principal of Change

One of the blessings of my work is that I work with so many different schools and districts that I can garner so many great ideas from their learning and leadership.

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5 Things Every New Teacher Needs to Know


Over a career of teaching, mentoring and networking with novices, Barbara Blackburn has learned five key lessons about being a new teacher. Here she takes the butterflies churning in newbies’ insides and suggests ways to line them up in formation for a strong first year.

5 Good Sources of Educational Video Content to Use in Your Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are some great resources where you can access and share educational video content. These are websites and YouTube channels that provide mind-illuminating content covering a wide spectrum more

Making Art Accessible

The Innovative Educator

Amanda Guest works with teenage art enthusiasts who are a part of ArtsConnection. T he organization provides students with engaging and authentic art experiences such as exhibiting their work in fancy New York City offices. I had the opportunity to meet Amanda's students as they were planning an exhibit to be displayed where I work. We discussed some ideas for displaying art in a way that is accessible. This was an exciting concept for them.

Summer School Eighth Graders Actually Liked!


Teachers at Pioneer Middle School were weary of their traditional one-size-fits-all summer school requiring every student to take the same classes. Learn how they’ve redesigned the program for eighth graders around specific skills that better prepare them for high school.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

The workshop model: Beyond the basics

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Jen Bengel explains the workshop model, how to create mini-lessons, and how to get students excited about books. My guest today is my good friend Jen Bengel, the owner and creator of Out of This World Literacy.

The Easiest Way to Create a Video Diary of the Upcoming School Year

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

1 Second Everyday: Video Diary Imagine an engaging 3-minute video that captures every day of the upcoming school year. Now imagine an app that makes it easy to create such a video with minimal effort and no video editing. Even better, the app is free: 1 Second Everyday for iOS and Android.