Principal Thoughts

Designing an Effective In-School Suspension Program

Perhaps more frequently than ever before, administrators choose an in-school suspension over the out-of-school alternative. There are many reasons for this choice, but perhaps the most obvious is the academic advantage of keeping a student within a supportive learning environment. When a student is removed completely from the school a wonderful learning opportunity is potentially lost. So what constitutes an effective in-school suspension program? The answer to this question varies from school to school, but the foundation of successful programs remains constant. Neil Blomberg is a member of the Department of Education and Human Services at University of Villanova. He believes an in-school … [Read More...]

What is the Purpose of a “Grade”?

This post stems from much thought I have been giving to the climate of assessment that seems to be present within each school for which I have worked, and most likely at a fair number of schools across the globe for which I have not. It seems as though the professionals at these schools have been debating the same issues for many many years. Presently I seem to be having a deja vu moment as heated discussions are being had and controversial opinions are being shared, and perhaps picked apart. The most controversial philosophies being dissected include not giving zeroes for missing work, taking behaviour out of the grade, and not reducing the grade for assignments submitted late. Here are … [Read More...]

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

RSS From My Flipboard Magazine – Leadership in Education

  • To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees | Inc.com
    Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but with.What sets that person apart from every other boss?Simple. They gave: generously, selflessly, and without expectation of return. They gave because their …
    Inc. Magazine
  • Reimagining School Writing
    New Ways of Understanding the Writing ProcessOthers (such as Nancy Flanagan, Elizabeth Rorschasch [PDF], and Ray Salazar) have thoughtfully written …
  • 17 Signs You’re Actually a Micromanager | Inc.com
    If you've ever worked for a micromanager, you know how awful and how it can be. Working with a leader, on the other hand, can be an inspiring and educational experience.Micromanagers have a hard time trusting others to make decisions and rarely allow others to act independently, while true leaders …
    Inc. Magazine

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

RSS TieOnline Blog

  • Finding SSO: Complexity for IT, Simplicity for You June 19, 2018
    By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato SSO, or Single Sign On, is something I often discuss with school leadership, teachers, parents, and students. SSO refers to the ability for users to have one login and password that … Continue reading →
    Tony DePrato
.

RSS Unknown Feed

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

…………………………………………….

RSS Moving at the Speed of Creativity

  • Make Media Camps in July 2018: Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Dallas June 23, 2018
    I’m excited to announce the availability of three upcoming “Make Media Camps” for PK-12 teachers and university faculty in July 2018 in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Dallas. The past five summers, I have led and co-led 3 day iPad Media Camp workshops with my wife, Shelly Fryer. This summer, we are continuing [...]
    Wesley Fryer
  • Reminded About the Power of Student Centered Pedagogy June 15, 2018
    Yesterday I was blessed by the opportunity to attend and participate in day 2 of the 2018 LearnFest (@theLearnFest) Conference in Austin, Texas. LearnFest, or “The Learning Festival,” is Carl Hooker‘s (@mrhooker) new iteration of iPadPalooza. LearnFest joins a very short, personal list of top quality, amazing educational technology professional development [ […]
    Wesley Fryer

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

RSS Edutopia RSS

  • Setting Up Effective Group Work
    Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
    Jeff Knutson
  • Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents
    A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.
    Joe Hirsch
  • Extending the Silence
    Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question—and up to two minutes for some questions—improves their learning.
    John McCarthy

.

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

- John Maxwell