The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Tag: leadership

    • EdTechInsiders
    • 04/15/24
    “What people tell us when they do this is that they often have never just sat with a student for 40 minutes and deeply listened to them about their experience and about what they want. That’s the first thing they say. The second thing they say is, “I cannot unhear what I just heard. When […]
    • Harvard Business Review
    • 12/15/23
    “In honor of Thanksgiving in the U.S., we wanted to share a curated selection of our Management Tips on how to show gratitude and appreciation at work. We hope you find the advice useful at any time of year.”
    • Cult of Pedagogy
    • 10/22/23
    “We are offering up ideas, strategies, new tools, fresh ways to fine-tune and improve and grow and it is all so well-intended, but to an overwhelmed teacher who is trying desperately to just keep their head above water, it’s like trying to drink from a firehose. The message ends up getting reduced down to one […]
    • Maret
    • 09/05/23
    “The goal of the final product of the work, Data-Informed Decision Making: A Guide to Institutional Research in Independent Schools, is to show the possibilities and value institutional research offers and to provide tools for the intrepid institutional researchers who are looking to grow their own skills and to foster their community’s Data Culture.”
    • MDRC
    • 06/01/23
    “Reviewed 13 evaluations of comprehensive reform efforts, identified the features of the models evaluated, and categorized them to create a high school reform framework that can be generally applied. The authors hope that school and district leaders can compare their current efforts with the framework to identify how they might refine or augment those efforts.”
    • ASCD
    • 10/01/22
    “If the system has to be fixed, and we can’t fix the system by adding to it, then the logical place to start is with subtraction. We need to look closely at our schools and figure out everything that we don’t need to be doing anymore. We need to find as many things as possible that we […]
    • Cult of Pedagogy
    • 10/22/23
    “We are offering up ideas, strategies, new tools, fresh ways to fine-tune and improve and grow and it is all so well-intended, but to an overwhelmed teacher who is trying desperately to just keep their head above water, it’s like trying to drink from a firehose. The message ends up getting reduced down to one […]
    • Maret
    • 09/05/23
    “The goal of the final product of the work, Data-Informed Decision Making: A Guide to Institutional Research in Independent Schools, is to show the possibilities and value institutional research offers and to provide tools for the intrepid institutional researchers who are looking to grow their own skills and to foster their community’s Data Culture.”
    • MDRC
    • 06/01/23
    “Reviewed 13 evaluations of comprehensive reform efforts, identified the features of the models evaluated, and categorized them to create a high school reform framework that can be generally applied. The authors hope that school and district leaders can compare their current efforts with the framework to identify how they might refine or augment those efforts.”
    • ASCD
    • 10/01/22
    “If the system has to be fixed, and we can’t fix the system by adding to it, then the logical place to start is with subtraction. We need to look closely at our schools and figure out everything that we don’t need to be doing anymore. We need to find as many things as possible that we […]
    • Gallup
    • 06/14/22
    “Authenticity is being true to yourself, and transparency is sharing that truth through words, behaviors and actions. Highly trusted companies tend to be radically transparent.”
    • NAIS
    • 06/01/22
    “No matter what a school’s ultimate culture goal, given what we have all been through over the past two years, I would suggest that nurturing a caring culture is job one. This will ensure that as you build toward the future, you are building on a foundation of trust. Some of the middle five groups outlined above […]

ADMISSIONS

ADOLESCENCE

    • New York Times
    • 08/17/23
    “By early afternoon, somewhere between 300 and 700 students were out of class. The bulk were at the sit-in, but a sizable number were milling around in groups, intoxicated by the intense emotions of the day and the sudden absence of restrictions. Outside, the news vans were lined up in front of the school. A […]

ATHENA

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HEALTH

HISTORY OF EDUCATION

    • Larry Cuban
    • 09/20/19
    “Like others, I have concluded that working directly on individual and collective teacher norms, building broader and deeper teacher knowledge and skills in classroom instruction—not big-ticket structural changes—have a far better chance of improving teaching practices… That a scrum of research studies and policymaker pronouncements in the past few years have affirmed teachers’ influence in students’ […]
    • Larry Cuban
    • 09/17/19
    “Both my experience and research have changed my mind about the role of schools in society. I have become skeptical of anyone spouting words about schools being in the vanguard of social reform—even from a President I admire. Yet, I must confess that in my heart, I still believe that content-smart and classroom-smart teachers who […]

INTERNATIONAL

LEADERSHIP

PD

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

TECH

WORKPLACE

Z-OTHER

GENERAL

    • Cult of Pedagogy
    • 10/22/23
    “We are offering up ideas, strategies, new tools, fresh ways to fine-tune and improve and grow and it is all so well-intended, but to an overwhelmed teacher who is trying desperately to just keep their head above water, it’s like trying to drink from a firehose. The message ends up getting reduced down to one […]
    • Maret
    • 09/05/23
    “The goal of the final product of the work, Data-Informed Decision Making: A Guide to Institutional Research in Independent Schools, is to show the possibilities and value institutional research offers and to provide tools for the intrepid institutional researchers who are looking to grow their own skills and to foster their community’s Data Culture.”
    • MDRC
    • 06/01/23
    “Reviewed 13 evaluations of comprehensive reform efforts, identified the features of the models evaluated, and categorized them to create a high school reform framework that can be generally applied. The authors hope that school and district leaders can compare their current efforts with the framework to identify how they might refine or augment those efforts.”
    • ASCD
    • 10/01/22
    “If the system has to be fixed, and we can’t fix the system by adding to it, then the logical place to start is with subtraction. We need to look closely at our schools and figure out everything that we don’t need to be doing anymore. We need to find as many things as possible that we […]
    • Gallup
    • 06/14/22
    “Authenticity is being true to yourself, and transparency is sharing that truth through words, behaviors and actions. Highly trusted companies tend to be radically transparent.”
    • NAIS
    • 06/01/22
    “No matter what a school’s ultimate culture goal, given what we have all been through over the past two years, I would suggest that nurturing a caring culture is job one. This will ensure that as you build toward the future, you are building on a foundation of trust. Some of the middle five groups outlined above […]

A.I. Updates

    • Rooted
    • 03/21/24
    “It’s safe to say that AI is exactly the kind of “emergent novel reality” that brings new structural uncertainties to our schools and beyond, structural uncertainties that no oracle or expert system could predict with complete accuracy. That’s why the topic demands a systems-thinking approach (like the 5 P’s framework), or a new mental model […]

TECH/AI

TECH/AI: EDUCATION

    • Leon Furze
    • 05/01/24
    “This first post lays out a general strategic framework that any faculty leader can adapt to bring discussions of this technology into their domain. In subsequent posts, I will be inviting faculty leaders from across a range of disciplines to contribute ideas on how AI can be used in their disciplines.”
    • Rooted
    • 03/21/24
    “It’s safe to say that AI is exactly the kind of “emergent novel reality” that brings new structural uncertainties to our schools and beyond, structural uncertainties that no oracle or expert system could predict with complete accuracy. That’s why the topic demands a systems-thinking approach (like the 5 P’s framework), or a new mental model […]

TECH/AI: GENERAL

Issues

Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

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