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5 Steps to Involve Students in Transformation Efforts

A Principal's Reflections

In my early days as an administrator, I thought that a positive school culture was one where strict rules were created and consistently enforced to keep students focused on learning. I believed that the more control I could exert over the environment, the better the results. There was not much flexibility in terms of the structure of the day and what students were “allowed” to do.

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How Basic Video Technology is Transforming Higher Education


Since the first full-time distance learning degrees were offered more than a decade ago, video technology via the internet, has begun to change what it means to attend a four-year degree program. Now, anyone, anywhere, can attend the school of their choice without leaving home or quitting a job. Degrees are more accessible than they’ve ever been, both in terms of price and admittance rates.

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5 Ways to Be Sure That Lessons Stick in Memory


What makes our lessons memorable? Looking into semantic, episodic, emotional, procedural and automatic memory, teaching consultant Marilee Sprenger shares ways to engage students’ long-term storage systems so that memories take hold. Start with visuals and play based learning! The post 5 Ways to Be Sure That Lessons Stick in Memory first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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40 Amazingly Hilarious Summer Jokes for Kids


You can bring the magic of summer back into the lives of your children with the right summer jokes. They can bring a sense of joy and lightheartedness into the environment, making it the perfect way to kickstart a vacation. You can even prepare your own summer jokes for kids and have your kids make […] The post 40 Amazingly Hilarious Summer Jokes for Kids first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t