Administrators

Indiana: Just How Corrupt Are Our Elected Officials? – Education Article

  John Stoffel, a teacher in Indiana, is disgusted with the politicians who are intent on undermining public schools in his state. He wanted you to know how bad things are.   “Just how corrupt is Indiana’s Republican-controlled state leadership? Look to the position of State Superintendent of Education this decade for the answer. “In 2012, Republican State Superintendent Tony Bennett is ousted despite millions of dollars of out-of-state edu-business support, becoming the only Republican to lose this statewide office…

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The Trouble with Test-Obsessed Principals – Education Article

    When I was a child, I couldn’t spell the word “principal.”   I kept getting confused with its homonym “principle.”   I remember Mr. Vay, the friendly head of our middle school, set me straight. He said, “You want to end the word with P-A-L because I’m not just your principal, I’m your pal!”   And somehow that corny little mnemonic device did the trick.   Today’s principals have come a long way since Mr. Vay.   Many…

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Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know @coolcatteacher – Education Article

In some of the statistics about online acceessibility, we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. More than that – federal lawsuits for non-compliance have risen 180% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. My research assistant, Dr. Lisa Durff, found a presentation on this topic “Creating an Accessible Campus Culture” presented by Bevin Rainwater…

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Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. He’s concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning. “Just because something is digital does not mean it is any good,” says Tom. The 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology from Jennifer Gonzalez is here! I recommend this handy, useful encyclopedia of education technology tools. Learn more now. He reveals the story about how he learned this important concept. Even though he taught a lesson with 100% engagement…

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5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now – Education Article

| Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation? It doesn’t have to be hard as Dr. Brad Johnson explains in this simple but inspiring show about taking the time to build relationships. We can do this. Even more importantly, we must. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know…

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Fundamentals of More Positive Relationships Between Administrators & Teachers @coolcatteacher – Education Article

| Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email While teachers might need to put students first, Dr. Brad Johnson makes the point in his book Putting Teachers First: How to Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Your Staff that administrators need to focus on teachers in order to help students. He also shares techniques for building positive relationships between administrators and teachers including a different take on classroom visits to make them more positive. Listen to the Show Never…

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Create Remarkable Graphics – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tony Vincent is a pro at creating graphics. His blog and work is full of amazing graphics. Today, he teaches us five sure-fire ways to create remarkable graphics. We can teach our students or use them to promote the causes we care about. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Tony Vincent Fifth Grade Teacher Tony Vincent currently…

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How do we evaluate school leaders? What does the research say? – Education Article

Dr. Toby A. Travis serves as the Headmaster of Desert Christian Schools in Tucson, Arizona (https://www.desertchristian.org/). Previous school leadership roles include Head of School at Colegio Menor (http://colegiomenor.edu.ec/en/campus/samborondon/) and Academic Director at the Alliance Academy International (http://www.alliance.k12.ec/). He is the creator of the TrustED 360 School Leadership Assessment (https://trustedschoolleader.com/trusted/training/trusted-assessments/), which provides the foundational data for the TrustED School Leadership Training modules (https://trustedschoolleader.com/trusted/training/). Dr. Travis also serves… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A…

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How Do We Evaluate School Leaders? What Does the Research Say? @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Dr. Toby A. Travis serves as the Headmaster of Desert Christian Schools in Tucson, Arizona (https://www.desertchristian.org/). Previous school leadership roles include Head of School at Colegio Menor (http://colegiomenor.edu.ec/en/campus/samborondon/) and Academic Director at the Alliance Academy International (http://www.alliance.k12.ec/). He is the creator of the TrustED 360 School Leadership Assessment (https://trustedschoolleader.com/trusted/training/trusted-assessments/), which provides the foundational data for the TrustED School Leadership Training modules (https://trustedschoolleader.com/trusted/training/). Dr. Travis also serves… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Vicki Davis Read…

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How to Motivate Teachers to Change with Joy Kirr – Education Article

Joy Kirr is the author of the book Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom, but she is a 7th grade ELA teacher first. She’s in her 24th year of teaching, and it is truly her passion. As she does not have children of her own, every year she takes her 90 12-year-olds under her wing. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning and has even gone so far as to be…

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Create a Growth Mindset School: An Administrator’s Guide – Education Article

Create a Growth Mindset School: An Administrator’s Guide to Leading a Growth Mindset CommunityBy Mary Cay Ricci(Prufrock Press, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Amy Klein Carol Dweck’s Mindset was first published in 2006, but it wasn’t until a bunch of years after that I finally held a copy in my hands. I’d heard that this growth mindset thinking had gotten the attention of educators. Feeling a little behind the times, I read with interest. I’ll never forget skimming the…

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How We Disenfranchise Students of Color with Josh Parker – Education Article

Josh Parker’s mission in education and life is to “help people and solve problems.” Throughout his career, he has achieved both goals. He has served students and teachers within the Baltimore/Washington D.C. corridor as an ELA Instructional Coach, Language Arts Department Chair, Secondary Language Arts teacher, professor and compliance specialist. He now serves teachers, administrators and educational leaders throughout the country as the Director of Engagement and Programs at Unbound Ed. Mr. Parker, a Teaching Channel Laureate and Education Week…

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