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Don’t Use a Lot Where a Little Will Do

A Principal's Reflections

The title of this post is a well-known proverb that carries a great deal of weight during times of adversity, struggle, or uncertainty. I don’t know of a single person who really wants to take on more work, especially during a pandemic. Pie in the sky strategies, fluffy concepts that are dead on arrival because they ignore critical context or lengthy books with little tangible examples do little to alleviate stress.

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A Word About The Work We Must Do

The Jose Vilson

About five years ago, the Teacher Activist Group in Boston, MA invited me to speak at their 7th annual Boston-Area Education for Social Justice Conference. I had already been there a few times for keynotes and bore witness to the significantly evolving teacher activism landscape over those years, including the ascension of teacher-activist Jessica Tang to the president of the Boston Teachers Union.

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Should You Use Your Instructional Coaches To Support New Employee Orientation?


This post was originally created and posted on the website TeacherCast Educational Network. The only place to read this as the original content is [link]. Imagine yourself as a new teacher. You go through the process of being interviewed, you receive an offer for employment, and are now accepted into a new position in a brand-new school district. It’s usually at that point when a million questions start to flood your mind.

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What Role Does Speech Recognition Technology Play in Advanced Learning?


If you have a smartphone, chances are you’re engaging with speech recognition technology daily. According to ComCast, over half of smartphone users are tapping into this ever-developing technology. [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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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

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Inflation is coming to college campuses. Prepare to pay more.

The Hechinger Report

Like chief financial officers at universities and colleges everywhere, David Jewell is having a stressful winter. This story also appeared in NBC News. The senior vice president for business affairs and finance at Cleveland State University, Jewell is trying to constrain any tuition increase for next year at the same time that inflation is pushing up costs and staff shortages are forcing wages and benefits higher.

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Novels in Verse! The Why, Which and How


Novels in verse offer quicker reads with instant character connections, vivid imagery, pathways to complex issues, strong narratives, and much more. ELA teacher Kasey Short shares how to use them in class and introduces lots of titles for your middle graders. The post Novels in Verse! The Why, Which and How first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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