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. […]

The Many Faces of Leadership

This first couple weeks of school I have really wanted to be as visible as possible, to both students and faculty. This means not only am I present during all student passing times and lunch periods, I’m also trying to pop into as many classes as possible. Doing this helps me understand interactions between all […]

4 Reasons for the Decline of Creativity

There seems to be the well-founded belief now a days that creativity among our youth is on the decline. For the most part, reasons attributed to this decline vary, but popular opinion suggests that it’s the direct result of standardized testing and the expectation among some that teachers teach to these tests. I see a […]

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

By Holly Korbey Educator and author Jessica Lahey reads Shakespeare and Dickens aloud to her seventh- and eighth-graders, complete with all the voices. Her students love being read to, and sometimes get so carried away with the story, she allows them to lie on the floor and close their eyes just to listen and enjoy it. Lahey reads […]

5 Things Remarkable Leaders Do to Succeed – PM Hut

5 Things Remarkable Leaders Do to Succeed By Michael Stanleigh Remarkable leaders have a vision and are able to use strong critical thinking skills to influence and bring about positive change. They are successful change managers and innovators who are able to generate success by building strong team performance. Strategic Planning “A leader is best […]

Professional Development Opportunities for International School Educators in Europe

The following is a list of upcoming workshops in Europe: The Emerging Culture of Teaching and Learning By  Alan November 22nd – 23rd September, 2012, Luxembourg Price: Euro 575 Our schools are at the beginning of a historic transition from paper as the dominant storage and retrieval media to digital. The traditional technology planning approach […]

6 powerful strategies for paradigm-shifting teacher PD | Connected Principals

As educators and leaders, we need to re-think every aspect of our professional practice to consider ‘could we be doing this better?’ Here is a brain-dump of the 6 most powerful strategies that I have used or in which I have participated. 1. Use a ‘hands-on’ approach that teaches team work I want the teachers […]

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

- John Maxwell