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District required to turn over all supt, board emails due to public records request

A surprising ruling - because the district failed to properly object, they are now required to turn over all emails to/from their supt. and school board.

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When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized - David Allen, NYT

When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized - David Allen, NYT | School Leader Links | Scoop.it
All the new tools in the workplace can leave us dizzy, undermining our ability to get things done. But there are ways to return to a more productive path.
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Creating an iTunes Store/Apple ID account without a credit card

Creating an iTunes Store/Apple ID account without a credit card | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Apple IDs are used for half a dozen essential iOS purposes. Want to create an iTunes account without a credit card? Now you can.

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How Best To Inform Students Of A Consequence - Smart Classroom Management

How Best To Inform Students Of A Consequence - Smart Classroom Management | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

"Be more like a referee, less like judge."

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What is a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum?

What is a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum? | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

A guaranteed and viable curriculum (GVC) is one that guarantees equal opportunity for learning for all students. Similarly, it guarantees adequate time for teachers to teach content and for students to learn it. A guaranteed and viable curriculum is one that guarantees that the curriculum being taught is the curriculum being assessed. It is viable when adequate time is ensured to teach all determined essential content.

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For Teachers, Shame Is No Solution

For Teachers, Shame Is No Solution | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Publicly ranking teachers will not help them get better at their jobs or improve student learning, writes Bill Gates in this NYT op-ed.

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“I Saw The Future and It Works”: A Visit to a Hybrid School

“I Saw The Future and It Works”: A Visit to a Hybrid School | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Larry Cuban visits & reflects on the Rocketship hybrid model

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Study: ‘App Economy’ has created 466,000 U.S. jobs — like a 21st Century construction sector - GeekWire

Study: ‘App Economy’ has created 466,000 U.S. jobs — like a 21st Century construction sector - GeekWire | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Job creation? There's an app for that!

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Changing the Poisonous Narrative: Diane Ravitch

Changing the Poisonous Narrative: Diane Ravitch | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Noted education historian Diane Ravitch talks with educator Arnold Dodge about what's wrong with the testing obsession and the corporate reform movement.

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Tina Fey’s Rules For Improv…And Your Career

Tina Fey’s Rules For Improv…And Your Career | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Great insights from her book Bossypants, which is also hilarious.

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Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, April 12, 2013 9:26 AM

When you think about it, we are engaged in improv every day--we are making it up as we go along.  Tina has some insightful suggestions to make this engaging--and maybe even fun!

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Edupreneur | Educators as Entrepreneurs & Freelancers

Welcome to Edupreneur.net -- the site for educators who want to control their career and gain independence from traditional education business models.

 

The site has been developed by and is maintained by educators who have made the leap from employees to independent contractors & consultants who have more flexibility in their daily schedules and better work/life balance while still working with learners in a variety of capacities inside and outside of "classrooms."

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Essential iPad Apps - AsianEfficiency.com

Essential iPad Apps - AsianEfficiency.com | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Here is a list of must-have iPad apps to get you started to being productive. // I agree with at least 75% of this list, and look forward to checking out the rest!

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Teaching Me About Teaching

Teaching Me About Teaching | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Through [my mother], I saw up close that teaching is one of those jobs you do with the whole of you...

She wasn’t just teaching school lessons but life lessons. For her, it was about more than facts and figures. It was about the love of learning and the love of self. It was the great entangle, education in the grandest frame, what sticks with you when all else falls away.

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Indiana Gov. Daniels signs bill boosting kindergarten spending

Indiana Gov. Daniels signs bill boosting kindergarten spending | School Leader Links | Scoop.it
Gov. Mitch Daniels made it official on Tuesday: Indiana is nearly doubling the amount it spends on full-day kindergarten, infusing an extra $80 million or so statewide into schools that offer the program next year.
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Lake Placid Leadership Conference

Lake Placid Leadership Conference | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Administrators from across the North Country region share and explore practices and ideas and discuss their role as leaders to improve student achievement. Great iPad and iPod resources for educators.

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Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds | Edutopia

Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds | Edutopia | School Leader Links | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.
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TED-Ed - Lessons Worth Sharing

ED-Ed's mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos.

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Seth Godin on the perfect and the impossible

If you are in love with the perfect, prepare to see it swept away. If you are able to dream of the impossible, it just might happen.

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America’s Top 31 Educators: Call for Nominations

America’s Top 31 Educators: Call for Nominations | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

Academy of Education Arts and Sciences begins search for the best-in-category across the education field

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False Choices: The Economic Argument Against Market-Driven Education Reform

False Choices: The Economic Argument Against Market-Driven Education Reform | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

This study concludes that an extensive school choice program in Minnesota has not lead to improvements in learning or equity.

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Memo to Seattle Schools: Leadership is not the (only) problem | Crosscut.com

Memo to Seattle Schools: Leadership is not the (only) problem | Crosscut.com | School Leader Links | Scoop.it
The Seattle school district seems to be the Bermuda Triangle of superintendents, with a new national candidate search every three years. Could it be that finding the right leader for the district isn't our real problem?
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eFace: Principals' 20-Point Winter Break Inspection

eFace: Principals' 20-Point Winter Break Inspection | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

from family engagement expert Joe Mazza (@Joe_Mazza) 

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iPads are key to teaching some students, educators say | KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

iPads are key to teaching some students, educators say | KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest | School Leader Links | Scoop.it

They're easy to use. Even kids who can’t type can still manipulate objects with their fingers.
They hold a charge longer and boot up faster than most laptops, giving teachers more time and flexibility for lessons.
They can remove the stigma students face when they need specialized learning aids.
But the real power could be that they let kids work at their own pace and track how they’re doing. That way teachers know when students need help, even if they don’t ask.

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