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The Future of Title I - 2040

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.14.2017 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

When you get to a certain age, you find increasing evidence that you've been yammering on the same topics for a very long time, usually to no great benefit. I just made one of those discoveries. Going through some old publications, I found a 1991 article I wrote on the future of Title I.

Go Fail at Something! (Weeks 3-4 of Senior Year)

Lillian Sims | Posted 09.11.2016 | Education
Lillian Sims

Last week, I shared a TED-Ed animated riddle with my students. In less than four minutes, the whimsical video lays out in the simplest of terms a zombie-themed version of a classic type of logic puzzle

Parents, Please Pay Your Kids (Week 2 of Senior Year)

Lillian Sims | Posted 08.24.2016 | Education
Lillian Sims

I doubt any took that message home, so parents, I'm asking you: please, will you pay your children to learn? I need your help to convince your children that education is not all punishment. You don't have to pay them in physical money. You can pay them in high-fives, in big smiles and in ice cream trips.

Growing Seeds for a Multicultural, Multiracial Teaching Force for Our Rainbow Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan put it, "I am increasingly worried that our teachers, our administrators don't reflect the great diversity of our nation's students, and that is a real problem."

Get Your Students Moving

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.08.2016 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Without question, kinesthetic learners are most successful when totally engaged with a learning activity. Our job is to provide them with as many rich, physically-engaging learning opportunities as possible.

Yes, Life Does Come With Instructions

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 02.26.2015 | Good News
Jennie Sutherland

In the early 1990s Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. was a New York Times bestseller and a perfect graduation present. With its unassuming red plaid cover, the book consolidated more than 500 suggestions, observations and reminders that Brown shared with his son who was going off to college.

Teacher Feedback Is the Key To Transforming Schools

Franchesca Warren | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Franchesca Warren

This year I did what many teachers fear the most, I went over to the dark side of school administration in the form of being an Instructional Coach.

What Kind of Leader Should Superintendents Be?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Quite a large proportion of the 15,000 superintendents out there consider themselves to be managers rather than instructional leaders.

A Lesson in Oral Storytelling and Revenge

Alex Schattner | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
Alex Schattner

Step 1: Before you speak, make sure the story is relevant to the audience.

Instruction on Love

Beth Lapides | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Lapides

These are the instructions for love that I have been given. Love yourself. Love something bigger than yourself. Love something smaller than yourself. Love something the same size as yourself. Love as a verb, not a noun.

Legislators Could Use Obamacare to Cure Higher Ed Administrative Bloat

Patricia Lesko | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Patricia Lesko

While it's possible to argue that Obamacare is an unfunded mandate, it's not possible to overlook the fact that administrative bloat is sinking higher education.

6 Reasons Meditation Appears So Difficult

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

After years of hearing a plethora of reasons why people find it hard to meditate, we have whittled it down to just a few.

Some Words to Consider From Parker Palmer

Kenneth Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kenneth Bernstein

What have we achieved by raising test scores? Is a goal to raise scores not a clear example of the kind of thing Parker Palmer describes as "trivial and mediocre ends"?