The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
Assistant principal: " Is anyone in Silicon Valley paying for their own office supplies? I can assure you they are not."
Kevin Biles's insight:
As an administrator that works with a superb staff that goes the extra mile day after day and the Wake County Public School System that does an excellent job reaching out to students to help them be their best, I commend Ms. Chewning for her response to Time Magazine's repulsive November 3, 2014 cover. Thanks also goes out to @valeriestrauss for her continued support for educators.
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher's toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE's goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.
This was originally published in a TeachThought guest post. John Maeda grew up working in his family’s Seattle tofu store in the 1980s. He was a bright and curious student who self-taught himself some computer coding in high school with no internet to learn from. Like many high school students he had dreams, but very little …
Can you work well on a team, make decisions and solve problems? Those are the skills employers most want when they are deciding which new college graduates to hire. The next-most-important skill: ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization. Employers also want new hires to have [...]
'I know. You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting, shoving, pinching, scratching, maybe even biting other children...I know, and I am worried, too.'
Kevin Biles's insight:
An absolute must read for all educators and parents. Every child comes to their school with a different story. Teachers work scenarios described in Murray and Strauss' post on a day to day basis. Educators celebrate, worry, cry, support, guide, differentiate, and do what ever is necessary to work with situations out of their control. Their ultimate goal, though is to attend to each child's needs so that the students can meet his/her individual potential.
I’m the new guy at our school district, and this is my first administrative role in a school. Let me first say that it is a lot of hard work, but it is also a lot of fun connecting with new teachers, administrators, and an entire community. In the past few months all of our …