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Seven Ideas to Help Student Leaders with Cognitive Bias

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Some of you may be leaders of the emerging generation. You lead schools, businesses, sports teams and families. Many of you who work with student-leaders want to help them navigate the privileges and responsibilities of their position. I recently sat in on a Student Government Association meeting on a…

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How Involved Should Parents Be in Their Child’s Education?

28shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn During the past month, I found myself speaking to more than 6,500 parents in various locations across the U.S. I never have a more engaged audience than when I’m interacting with moms and dads. That month, I found the most popular question was—how do I support my child in…

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Why Tough Grading Teachers Produce Better Learners in the End

23shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This may not surprise you, but a new study found that students perform better on standardized tests each year when their teachers are tough graders—and argues that when students have the mindset that says “everybody gets a gold star,” it does “more damage than good.” The report, published by the…

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Are We Talking Too Much in Our Classrooms and Our Families?

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Last fall, I observed four high school classrooms in a single day. I saw four teachers offering instruction to four groups of students on four different subjects. After the first class, I made an observation and came up with an anecdotal hypothesis that I decided to test in the…

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Four Traits of a Self-Care School

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The Associated Press recently reviewed, data from more than three dozen public universities and discovered what I’ve suspected for years. The number of students seeking treatment for mental health problems has almost doubled in the past five years, while overall enrollment has stayed about the same. Did you catch that?…

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Why Colleges Should Not Drift from Their Original Mission

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn In forty years of teaching and leading university students, I’ve seen the college campus evolve in a tangible way. I love some of what’s happened… but mourn other changes. Many schools that were once incubators of inquiry and critical thinking — willing to debate any and all ideas —…

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Three Priorities of the 2020 Principal of the Year

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Last month, one of the administrators we work with and admire was named the 2020 National Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Her name is Kerensa Wing. She has served as principal of Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County for the last…

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