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24 Awesome Articles on Education

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  • School Leadership: Resource Roundup

    School Leadership: Resource Roundup

    For principals and other school administrators, this list of videos, blogs, and articles includes advice and tips on effective leadership strategies, partnering with teachers, and cultivating and reta

    edutopia.org

  • Best School Administration Software | 2017 Reviews of the Most Popular Systems

    Best School Administration Software | 2017 Reviews of the Most Popular Systems

    Find and compare School Administration software. Free, interactive tool to quickly narrow your choices and contact multiple vendors.

    capterra.com

  • Future of the Principalship

    Future of the Principalship

    This report was presented as a workshop at the Canadian Association of Principals in Saskatoon where I was presenting this spring.

    Some stats really stuck out for me:
    Principals are 1.7 times more likely to burn out than the general public
    Principals are 2.2 times more likely to have relationship issues due to work than the general public.
    62% of principals want more leadership building opportunities.

    These stats lead me to develop my principals mastermind series to help reduce the negatives and help build the leadership opportunities. principals roundtable.com

    New expectations and emerging social issues are dramatically changing the work and role of school principals, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Association of Principals and the

    teachers.ab.ca

  • NCEE | Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems

    NCEE | Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems

    From leading Australian researcher Ben Jensen, the new report Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems analyzes the way four high-performing systems provide professional lea

    ncee.org

  • A Classroom Full of Risk Takers

    A Classroom Full of Risk Takers

    State teachers of the year explain how they make students feel safe enough to take risks—and then push them to do so.

    edutopia.org

  • Should Students Have a Role in Professional Development?

    Should Students Have a Role in Professional Development?

    Check out these real-life examples of students playing an active role in their teachers’ professional learning.

    edutopia.org

  • It Takes Courage to Make Schools Better

    It Takes Courage to Make Schools Better

    Making one’s school better requires honest conversation, and that requires courage. Check out these questions and conversation starters that can be used in faculty meetings or as a professional develo

    edutopia.org

  • Technology Report

    Technology Report

    Requires a login but provides good info

    This special back-to-school edition of SmartReport covers all of the latest edtech trends including a roundup of takeaways and insights from this year’s ISTE Conference; what’s keeping educators up at

    www2.smartbrief.com

  • The Top 27 School Administration Resources - Capterra Blog

    The Top 27 School Administration Resources – Capterra Blog

    Great source, blogs, publications, associations and more. These are the top school administration resources for school admin professionals. Capterra helps businesses find and compare software.

    blog.capterra.com

  • The E-Principal | EdCan Network

    The E-Principal | EdCan Network

    When presenting to CAP one of the most common complaints was the expectations around email.
    When I was teaching a student complained to my supervisor because he emailed me at midnight night on Saturday and I didn’t respond until 6 am Monday. He was angry because my “lack of response” cost him his planned lab time. Technology should not mean 24/7!

    This article examines the impact of electronic communications on the work of school leaders, drawing on the full report with the anticipation that readers will look to the published report for further

    edcan.ca

  • Education World: Principals Share Lessons Learned About Communicating

    Education World: Principals Share Lessons Learned About Communicating

    School leaders can always learn something new about communication, which evolves as new tools are introduced, old approaches revised, and new lessons learned.

    educationworld.com

  • Education World: Principal Traits Teachers Appreciate

    Education World: Principal Traits Teachers Appreciate

    Principals try to cultivate traits that improve communication, demonstrate respect, and inspire vision.

    educationworld.com

  • Education World: Principals as Leader-Managers

    Education World: Principals as Leader-Managers

    Principals often view leadership and management as two different roles, but the most effective principals know how to blend the two. Included: Tips for combining leadership and management skills to be

    educationworld.com

  • The Eight Characteristics Of Effective School Leaders

    The Eight Characteristics Of Effective School Leaders

    A little older but still true today.
    Every leader is different, but successful school leaders share a number of key qualities. Here they are.

    forbes.com

  • teachers.ab.ca

  • Innovation That Sticks Case Study Report: Ottawa Catholic School Board | EdCan Network

    Innovation That Sticks Case Study Report: Ottawa Catholic School Board | EdCan Network

    You can access a multimedia version of the Executive Summary, which includes several interview videos, at the following link: http://reports.cea-ace.ca/OCSBcasestudy A CEA Selection Jury chose the Ott

    edcan.ca

  • Healthy Principals, Healthy Schools | EdCan Network

    Healthy Principals, Healthy Schools | EdCan Network

    When I am speaking to educators I remind them of the flight attendant and their reminder that you must put your mask on first before helping others. The same is true of mental and physical health, you must take care of yourself before you can help others.

    If we want healthy, positively productive schools, then we need to consider the well-being of all those within the school environment. This means caring for the well-being of school principals as well

    edcan.ca

  • The Learning Partnership – Canada's Outstanding Principals™ | Public Education. Canada’s

    The Learning Partnership – Canada’s Outstanding Principals™ | Public Education. Canada’s

    Now accepting nominations

    Canada’s Outstanding Principals recognizes outstanding contributions of principals in publicly funded schools from every province and territory in Canada.

    thelearningpartnership.ca

  • How to Confront Myths About Poverty that Are Harmful to Kids

    How to Confront Myths About Poverty that Are Harmful to Kids

    I listened to a podcast by William D. Parker where he points out that we often think we know intentions of parents and why they are not engaged, for example we assume they are working three jobs therefore they are not engaged. This may be true, but it may not. Reach out and ask how you can help them become engaged.

    Myths about poverty and the students who face its challenges compound existing inequities. It’s time to ditch (or confront) these stereotypes.

    weareteachers.com

  • A Principal Takes Charge of School Morale

    A Principal Takes Charge of School Morale

    Amidst a web of challenges, principals can still manage to control the “weather” inside their schools, writes Tamara McWilliams.

    edweek.org

  • Why I've 'Softened' My Classroom-Management Style

    Why I’ve ‘Softened’ My Classroom-Management Style

    Sending kids out of class or out of school doesn’t set them up to be successful when they return and knocks them further down the ladder they are trying to climb, high school teacher Joanna Schimizzi

    edweek.org

  • 5 Ways to Make Your Classroom Student-Centered

    5 Ways to Make Your Classroom Student-Centered

    Teachers looking to build on student interests and increase engagement should work on developing these five “teacher strengths,” says educator Marcia Powell.

    edweek.org

  • Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers

    Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers

    The new Amazon site will offer free lesson plans, teaching modules and other digital resources for educators.

    nytimes.com

  • Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

    Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset’

    Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a “fixed” and a “growth” mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
    Her statement,”Students need to try new strategies and seek input from others when they’re stuck. They need this repertoire of approaches—not just sheer effort—to learn and improve.
    We also need to remember that effort is a means to an end to the goal of learning and improving. Too often nowadays, praise is given to students who are putting forth effort, but not learning, in order to make them feel good in the moment: “Great effort! You tried your best!” It’s good that the students tried, but it’s not good that they’re not learning”. shows how me may be doing damage by misinterpreting her theories.

    edweek.org