David Krulwich, principal of a college preparatory school serving sixth through 12th grades in New York City, supports an apprenticeship model to support novice teachers, which he describes in his book, "The Artisan Teaching Model for Instructional Leadership." In this Q&A, Krulwich and his co-author Kenneth Baum describe an approach that relies on a teacher team leader and educator collaboration.
Students at one Kansas middle school, concerned over climate change, have started indoor and outdoor gardens to grow organic vegetables that either go home with students or are donated to a local farmer's market. Students also built a compost bin and are raising money for a shed to house a rain barrel.
A video produced by Kansas high school social studies teacher Matt Beat explaining the origins of Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., has garnered about 500,000 views on Facebook and more than 28,000 views on YouTube. Beat says he regularly makes videos about American history and often enlists his students' help.
Organizations with more diversity and inclusion usually can make better decisions and have a stronger employee commitment, writes David Rehr, senior associate dean and professor of Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Diversity provides a wider perspective and richer discussions around problems and can lead to a more creative solution, Rehr suggests.
To use social media effectively, college and university leaders must work across departments to develop a strategy, writes Gettysburg College communications and marketing team leader Paul Redfern. In this commentary, he offers three ways leaders can integrate their social marketing message.
Washington school district Superintendent Marc Jackson says he sees his role as a supporter who ensures that teachers, principals and staff can easily do their jobs. Jackson, who retires next June after 42 years in public education, says he'll spend his last year fighting for more funding and training a successor.
Students in some schools nationwide are taking their school-issued laptops home over the summer to help facilitate student learning during the summer break. These lending programs also help reduce disparities between students from low-income and high-income families by making sure all students have access to technology.
The digital environment comes with endless distractions that may play a role in students' short attention spans, authors Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz write. In this blog post, they note that educators first need to assess their own attention spans to tackle this issue among students.
Colleges and universities in Kansas are increasing their recruitment and programs for teachers to stem an educator shortage, especially in more rural areas. National and regional reports on the state's shortage point to low wages as part of the growing problem.
School administrators can avoid questions over technology purchases and ensure they are receiving the best products and prices by developing an efficient request-for-proposal process, write technology professionals Diane Doersch and John Ottow, both of Green Bay Area Public Schools in Wisconsin. In this commentary, they outline the elements of a thorough RFP process.
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