Open for 4 Weeks Only: 2019 Insights Summit Video Vault
This time of year, each day is shorter than the last. If you’re in the northeast, you only have around 9 hours of daylight right now. Time for a hot beverage, a fleece blanket and something excellent to watch.
Are Teacher Evaluations and a Growth Mindset Mutually Exclusive?
During a webinar we hosted about cultivating a growth mindset for teachers and staff, one attendee asked a fantastic question: Wouldn’t the process of giving feedback, which is, really, criticizing through performance evaluation processes, conflict with the promotion of a growth mindset? Given what is known about the negative effects of performance evaluation, could it be claimed that these hierarchical and outdated management practices may in fact promote a fixed mindset in adults?Continue Reading
Making the Most of Mobile Technology in School Districts
More than half of Americans in 2012 were using a mobile device to access the Internet, according to a Pew Internet survey. Out of these, 31% were using mobile as their primary way to get online. Many districts are taking advantage of mobile technology by getting iPads or other mobile tablets into the hands of both students and administrators. Here are some of the ways they are using it!
6 Ways to Weather the Labor Market Storm
Corvallis School District in Oregon faced a problem that is almost certainly familiar to you: a changing labor market. District face tough competition for a limited number of teaching candidates, as well as a younger workforce with changing priorities.Continue Reading
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Seven Deadly Sins in Professional Learning
If engaging, collaborative, relevant-to-classroom-needs learning opportunities represent the best of what professional learning can do for teacher growth, there’s also a flip side. Everyone decries those stay-for-two-hours-after-school-and-sit-in-a-large-room-and-passively-listen workshops.Continue Reading
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4 Resources to Build General Educators’ Understanding of Special Education
Special education leaders are in a unique position to accomplish good for their students, given their specialized training, talents and well-earned knowledge. They also have the unique ability to improve students’ experiences in general education.Continue Reading
Poll: What Does Social-Emotional Learning Look Like in Your District?
Schools have made leaps and bounds in supporting students’ social-emotional and behavioral needs since the tragedy at Columbine High School. However, implementing a framework for social-emotional learning (SEL) can still be extremely challenging for educators. What does SEL look like in your school or district? Have you run into any obstacles? Take the poll to share your thoughts.Continue Reading
Improve Your Professional Life with Gratitude
Depending on where you’re located, fall may look like trees protesting winter with a final, fantastic display of colors. Or it’s simply that (dreaded) earlier sunset, clear skies and chilly nights. Whether you live in New England or the Southwest or anywhere in between, fall is here, and with it comes the holiday season.Continue Reading
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Alohomora: Unlocking Success for Teachers (and Students)
Unfortunately, there is no magic spell to guarantee a school’s success. Even in J.K. Rowling’s fictional world, Hogwarts experienced a plethora of challenges.Continue Reading
Scary Stories to Read in the Office
Spooky things can happen in the office. Your stapler mysteriously disappears into the ether, your lunch vanishes from the fridge — and your colleagues swear it wasn’t them. Or maybe the lights in the old building flicker on and off, on and off — mostly when you’re working alone at night. Needless to say, these ghostly hauntings can be even scarier than a full inbox after a week-long vacation. And in the spirit of the season, we’ve compiled three chilling tales of terror. Read on — at your own peril.Continue Reading
(VIDEO) Explain It Like I’m 9: Low Substitute Fill Rates? Your Substitute Teachers Might Not Be Accepting Jobs.
Ah, new beginnings… Welcome to the first episode in a new series from Frontline Education: “Explain It Like I’m 9.” In each episode, our elementary and middle school-aged experts will take a quick look at a data point that impacts school leaders. Then, they’ll examine what it can tell us, and offer some takeaways or questions for reflection.Continue Reading