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Teacher Shortage

Posted on07 Aug 2015
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Teacher Shortage http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/08/05/districts-facing-teacher-shortages-look-for-lifelines.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1 Teacher shortages have been a concern for many districts across this country for many years and for many reasons.  The article posted in Education Week points to some interesting post recession trends.  There must be considerable investigation into why students going into college do not choose teaching as  profession.  Pay continues to be thrust forward as a reason that limits attraction and...
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Peer Review in Classroom Instruction

Peer Review in Classroom Instruction I came across an online article in Edutopia authored by Danna Richardson.  In her article she outlines 5 core strategies to embed in future classrooms that prepare out students for success in a 21st century workforce.  In particular I spent time reflecting on exactly that- reflection.  She outlined, as one of the 5 strategies, that peer reflection must be an...
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Measuring 21st Century Student Outcomes

Measuring 21st Century Student Outcomes I have read over and used the P21 Commissions 21st Century Student Outcomes, linked below, to drive systematic linkages between the rigorous core curriculum and emerging 21st Century work force drivers.  This is an outstanding research vetted framework I would highly encourage school districts adopt.  The challenge with these outcomes, not unlike any outcomes, does not lie with the development but...
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Keys to Teacher Training- Passion

Posted on30 Jul 2015
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Keys to Teacher Training- Passion I came across this post in LinkedIn where the author was asking what are the key essentials to teacher training.  I read through many of the replies to the post and believe they were on the mark yet something crucial is missing.  The key ingredient in teachers who successfully reach all of their students is passion.  The kind of passion that is omnipresent in the...
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Kansas Innovation Districts

Posted on28 Jul 2015
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Kansas Innovation Districts Interesting read from Ed Week.  I agree with one of the readers when they responded the author of this piece missed the mark on the Innovation Districts.  It takes real leadership (superintendents) to step up and face what is handed to them in a proactive fashion.  The bulk of the article is spot on.  This past week the Kansas School Board of...
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