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From www.kappanmagazine.org

  • The 2015 PDK/Gallup poll results

    The latest findings of the 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools: Americans want higher professional requirements for teachers and believe teacher pay is too low, but they don’t like tenure. In broad terms: public school parents trust and have confidence in the nation’s teachers, and they said communicating with their child’s teacher is easy.

  • Pardon the interruption?
    Should supervisors intervene during classroom visits? Answer: Brief, impromptu, real-time coaching during classroom observations can be useful, but administrators should carefully consider how and when to obviously insert themselves into instruction.
  • STEM is no fun
    Instead of telling students that STEM is fun, tell them it’s hard, and they’ll fell a sense of pride and accomplishment at their success. Extrinsic motivators, such as success, respect, and social utility are valid and powerful.

From the PDK blog


Data privacy foundation is built on trust

10.05.15 | Learning on the EDge | 0 Comments

By Keith R. Krueger and Bob Moore

There has been no shortage of time and energy spent on the issue of student data privacy in the past several years. While school leaders always have taken student privacy seriously, the failure of the inBloom data initiative, reports of the National ... Read More


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