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Culture Shock: Stimulating Educational Success

Dan Domenech with Malcom Gladwell

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Malcom Gladwell says that if you want to transform educational outcomes culture is the key. Gladwell, award winning writer for the New Yorker, shares insights from research that makes a strong case for robustly experimenting with changing school cultures.

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What's Working: The Harlem Children's Zone

Dan Domenech with Geoffrey Canada

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This segment focuses on an education reform initiative that is already producing exceptional outcomes. Today's interview is with Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, a system of schools that have effectively eliminated the achievement gap among its students.

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Is the Public Bipolar on Public Education?

Dan Domenech with Dr. William Bushaw

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A recent survey of American views of public education paints a mixed and confusing picture. From grading performance to federal involvement, Americans appear uncertain about the state of public education and what's needed. 

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Reevaluating Teacher Evaluation

Dan Domenech with Sharon Robinson

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These days teachers are under intense scrutiny. High stakes accountability is the law of the land and a number of experiments are underway across the country. Superintendents need to be on top of this issue and be apprised of what's working and what's not. This segment zooms in on the subject of evaluating, preparing and compensating teachers.

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Has School Reform Been Taken Over by Bad Ideas?

Dan Domenech with Diane Ravitch

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Education historian Diane Ravitch points out the education has been in crisis every decade for over 100 years. But Ravitch says that this time the educational crisis is different and more profound, as public education is under attack from bad ideas. 

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EDWORDS: Latest Leadership Blog Posts

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    Changing the World Through the 3 C's: Collaborate, Connect, and Coffee!

      There's nothing better than breakfast meetings in the summer! I get excited at the chance in meeting with colleagues over a cup of coff ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Monday, 17 July 2017
  • PULL UP!

    Recently, I had the chance to catch up with a colleague from a previous school district who I hadn’t seen for years.  While drinking coffee and ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Monday, 10 July 2017
  • Sometimes You Have to Focus Manually

    I found myself mixed with humility and joy listening to my sixteen-year old son, Keegan, as well as just observing his passionate explanation of how ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Thursday, 08 June 2017
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    Unfollow Me, Please

    It’s been very busy on my end over the past month. I released my second podcast, published my first flash-read on Amazon, and have crisscrossed the ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Monday, 15 May 2017
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    Thank Your BOE President!

    While Presidents’ Day is reserved for honoring and celebrating our American presidents, I can’t help but think about local board of education presid ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Monday, 08 May 2017
  • Taking Spring Textbook Walk! Or Not?

    Textbooks: How old are yours? Take a Spring Textbook Walk. Or, Not! Is this the end of the 35 pound backpack, stuffed lockers and extinction ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Sunday, 07 May 2017
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    Who's Mentoring You?

    I couldn’t wait for Dad to get home that evening.  You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.  I peered around the bushes to scan for his ca ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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    Support Your Backbone

    It’s been said that the Principal is the face of the school. If that’s the case, then the Assistant Principal is definitely the backbone! For th ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Monday, 10 April 2017
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    How Do You Feel?

    Over the weekend, I remembered a profound lesson my father taught me years ago.  As an eye doctor, he explained the shift he made after less th ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Tuesday, 04 April 2017
  • 3 Things Your Administrators Wish You Knew

    Sometimes things aren't what they seem... As a teacher I very rarely thought of things from the perspective of my administrator. I still tend to de ...

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    by Chad Ostrowski | @chadostrowski
    Monday, 27 March 2017
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    Top 10 Things I Learned from Being a Principal for Seven Weeks

    For seven weeks, I was an interim, elementary principal in one of my district's elementary schools. It was an opportunity and experience that was in ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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    Change Management: #Engage109 Represents 2nd-Order Change

    “Life begins at the end ofyour comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch  My work as a school leader brings me to change management often. From gr ...

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    by Michael Lubelfeld | @mikelubelfeld
    Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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    Above and Beyond: My Responsibility as Principal

    Teacher, "Recess time!" Students, "Yeh!" Teacher, "Let's play some football!" Students, "I wanna be on your team!" Teacher, "I'll be the all-tim ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Tuesday, 28 February 2017
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    My First Few Weeks As Elementary Principal

    On January 23rd, my 15-year career as a classroom teacher changed dramatically, as I began a new role as interim principal in one of my district's e ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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    Learning in the Snow

    Last year a student approached me and said that he had a concern. His concern was that none of his classmates seem to know about what is happening i ...

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    by Donald Gately
    Friday, 17 February 2017
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    My Educational Heroes: School Counselors!

    Last year, I had the privilege of presenting, along with the high school principals, to the Worthington City Schools Board of Education on the “Stat ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Tuesday, 07 February 2017
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    Addressing Equity - Opportunity - Acceleration for All #Engage109

    "Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill In the Deerfield Public Schools, Dist ...

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    by Michael Lubelfeld | @mikelubelfeld
    Sunday, 05 February 2017
  • After the Mic Drops

    It still seems to be an accepted response continuing to receive a smile when someone makes a "drop the mic" comment in response to a profound activi ...

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    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Wednesday, 01 February 2017
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