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12 October 2017
2017 PARCC Scores Released for NJ High Schools.  How Did Yours Do?  (Please remember that NJAIS STRONGLY urges that NO NJAIS schools administer this or any state test…)
Ushering in a New Age in Admissions
School Leaders:  Amid Tragedy, Take Care to Teach Moral Courage
How to Write a Unique Selling Proposition for Your School Website
What’s Your Contact Marketing Mission Statement?
Nine Lessons in Content Marketing
The Seven Components of a Brilliant Marketing Message
K-8 Comeback:  Clear Merits Over Middle School Model
Creating Buy-In for SEL at Your School
What Every Teacher Should Know About Memory
Redesigning the Customer’s Experience
Asking Employees for Feedback
Study Links Early School Start Time to Depression in Teens
Is Life Without Struggle Worth Living?
How Making an Impact on the World Motivates Students
How to Assess Arts Education—And Why You Should
How to Improve School Results:  Not Extra Maths But MUSIC, Loads of It!
Football’s Decline Has Some High Schools Disbanding Teams
How To Keep Cyberbullies Out of Your Life
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
“Our Minds Can Be Hijacked.”  The Tech Insiders Who Fear a Smartphone Dystopia
Want Change in Education?  Look Beyond the Usual Suspects (like Finland)
Strategies for School Bus Drivers to Support Students
On Student Engagement:  How to Be As Interesting As a Video Game
How to Help Your Child Calm Down:  An Age-by-Age Guide
Is “The Cat in the Hat” Racist?
Eight Practices to Improve Pre-School Learning
Study:  Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children’s Executive Functioning
Six Strategies for Taking High-Quality Notes
How Visual Notes Helped a Student with a Learning Disability Thrive
Self-Made Billionaire Richard Branson Opens Up About How He Turned His Dyslexia to His Advantage
Your Flexible Classroom Questions Answered
Big Leap for School Libraries
Five Takeaways from Hurricane Season for Crisis Communications
How to Train and Retain Millennials
How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster
When Working From Home Doesn’t Work
Why For-Profit Education Fails
Schools and the Future of Work:  10 Research Reports You Need to See
Four Things Great Principals Don’t Do
The Future of Education…
The Next Generation of Science Education Means Doing More
Will Skills Save Us?
Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017
The Maker Movement in Schools Has Kids Learning By Doing
We’re Sending Our Daughters Into a Workplace Designed for our Dads
The Challenge That’s Bigger Than Fake News
Co-Parenting with Alexa
Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child
To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media
A Student in Iceland May Have Just Saved the Planet
Family of Sepsis Victim to Challenge School
A Legal Industry Built on Private School Sex Abuse
The Push for College Endowment Reform
A Six-Year Study Reveals the Surprising Key to Team Performance (and Nine Ways to Enable It)
An Astronaut Taught Me the Three-Step Feedback Rule
This Two-Word Quote from Kurt Vonnegut Will Change the Way You Work
To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well
How to Improve Collaboration in the Workplace in Five Simple Steps
Seven Must-Have Technologies Driving the Modern Workplace
Secrets of Successful Change Implementation
Creating an Innovation Culture
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20 September 2017
How Does Technology Affect Teen Health and Well-Being?
Calculating the Savings of Consolidating Schools
In the Age of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?
Digital Note-Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking
How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects
Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults
Talking Less, Listening More:  TED Talk Inspires VA Teacher of the Year
Two Teachings to Instill Inspiration When We Feel Paralyzed By Despair
How to Be a Modern Parent
20 Books Every Parent Should Read
When You Tell Your Kids They’re Smart, It Makes Them Want to Cheat
Why Preschool is the “Most Important Year” in a Child’s Development
Taking Advantage of the Power of Play
How the Google Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Math Exploration
A Kid’s Math Self-Concept Predicts Test Scores
A Literacy-Based Strategy to Help Teachers Integrate Science Skills
Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media
Obama Surprises Computer Science Educators on Conference Call
What Do We Mean When We Say “Social and Emotional Skills”?
How Social-Emotional Skills Can Fit Into School Curricula
How Long Do the Benefits of SEL Programs Last?
The False God of Attention
How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
How Students Benefit From School Diversity
Why We Need to Change From Diversity to Inclusiveness
When Exclusive is Inclusive
How Gender Intelligence Affects a Company’s Bottom Line
Integrated Curriculum:  Why It Matters and Where to Find It
How Modern Life Became Disconnected From Nature
Can Meditation Lead to Lasting Change?
Playing Tackle Football Before Age 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later
How Diplomas Based on Skill Acquisition, Not Credits Earned, Could Change Education
How Do You Know If Your Schedule is Toxic?
Infinite Possibilities?  Six New Models of Independent Schools
Success Academy Launches Online “Education Institute” To Share Curriculum, PD
How to Determine an Exact Ask Amount for Each of Your Major Gift Donors
How to Make Your Website Prove You’re Worth It in Seven Steps
Making Communications Decisions Less Daunting, More Effective
Managing a Crisis at Your School
How School Heads Can Improve Meeting Efficiency
Don’t Play with Dead Snakes—Kill Projects Before They Kill You!
Five Ways to Get Optimal Outcomes From Your Team
When to Quit Your Job, If You’re the Leader (And How to Exit Well)
Designing School Facilities That Enhance Mission
Mierriam-Webster Adds 250 New Words
Family Challenges Accreditation of Jackson Heights Private School.  
These Towns are the Property Tax Bargains in Each of NJ’s 21 Counties
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18 September 2017

How Gratitude Can Transform Your Workplace

The Letter I Wish a College President Would Write

Three Books on the Importance of Early Education

Why Kids Can’t Write

You are the Product

Who Benefits from the Expansion of AP Classes?

How US News College Rankings Promote Economic Inequality on Campus

How to Conquer the Admissions Essay

College Textbooks Are Going the Way of Netflix

Some Thoughts and Advice for Our Students and All Students

How to Leverage on Technology in Parenting a Teenager

Teachers Can Now Use IBM’s Watson to Search for Free Lesson Plans

Khan Academy Launches Six-Week Challenge

Teachers’ Pay Lags Furthest Behind Other Professionals in US, Study Finds

Brains May Need Flexible Networks to Learn Well

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These Nine Things

Beyond “Fine”: 21 Questions to Get Kids Talking

Seven Traits of Most Effective Classrooms

Emotional Intelligence is Over-Rated Say Wharton Professor

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Time Management Tips

Secrets Top Athletes Can Teach You About Being the Best at Anything

The Top 10 Tips for Sports Parents by Carol Dweck

Student Voices: DACA Students Worry About “Rough Times” Ahead

New Book Illustrates the Five Most Important Leadership Skills

What Causes School Leaders to Lose Sleep?

Three Symptoms of Burnout You Might Not Recognize: And Five Ways to Treat Yourself

Seven Guiding Qualities for Campus Communications on Critical Issues

This Janitor Turned CEO Just Identified the Key to Building a Great Organization. He it is in One Word

While the Rest of the World Invests More in Education, the US Spends Less

Trading Notes on Best Paths to Personalized Learning

100 NJ Schools With the Best Teachers, State Data Says

21 August 2017

Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams)

When Hate is in the Headlines: Resources for K-12 Educators

Even with Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

Can Your School Marketing Results Tell You These Five Metrics You Need to Know?

Teacher Leadership

Get Your Self-Care Ready for Back to School

Teachers: Plan to Care for Yourself This Year

Three Fun Activities to Keep Students Writing

Five Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Quiet Please! Redesigning Our Learning Spaces

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation

Why Teens Take Risks: It’s Not a Deficit in Brain Development

The Future of Learning: How Technology is Transforming Education

The Value of Bringing Drones to the Classroom

Why Schools Should Be Wary of Free Tech Products—And Startups Shouldn’t Make Them

Can Virtual Reality Help Save Endangered Pacific Languages?

Do You Really Need a Good Memory to Learn a World Language?

Language and Communication Skills That Make All the Difference for Kindergarten

Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training Program

Schools and COPPA

Three Executive Takeaways About Culture from the Google Mess

Texting to New Perspectives

Five Quick Actions to Instantly Energize Your School Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Quantifying the Shifting International Market

Patriots’ James White, The Little Engine Who Did

New Study Reveals Whether Multi-Sport or Single-Sport Athletes Have a Better Chance for Success

Which Countries Provide Their Citizens with the Best Higher Eductation?

Increasing Parent Involvement in Schools

A Neuroscientist Who Studies Decision-Making Reveal the Most Important Choice You Can Make

The British Library Offers Over a Million Free Vintage Images For Download

PDF Edit App Flexcil Eyes Global Market

14 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

Character in Admissions at The Lawrenceville School

16 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Will Pay Off Forever

Completing This 30-Minute Exercise Will Make Teams Less Anxious and More Productive

Three Ways Millennials Are Leveraging Social Influence for Social Good

Research: Six Things Great Leaders Always Do (But Mere Bosses Typically Fear)

NJ School Sued Over Bullying That Led To Suicide

NJ Schools Are Second Best in the Country, Study Says

Highest Paid Teachers in NJ Public Schools

Hate Groups in NJ

 21 June 2017

10 Habits of Highly Effective Boards

Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking American Schools

How to Teach Kids Right from Wrong

Most Students Are Not Naturally Interested in STEM, Teachers Say

National Science Competition Winners Say Tech is Taking Over

How Do You Know When a Teaching Strategy is Most Effective?

Are Virtual Schools the Future?

Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement

Nine Ways to Help Teens Manage Their Social Media

In a Fake Fact Era, School Teach the ABCs of News Literacy

Why I Wrote this Article on Malcom Gladwell’s Keyboard

Transgender Teachers Talk About Experiences at School

Can Yoga Prevent Teacher Burnout?

Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

Increasing Salaries So Teachers Don’t Have to Become Principals

Learning to Lead Means Asking Questions

Try this Technique 11,000 Leaders Use to Understand Themselves

Ten Ways Leaders Think Differently

How to Strengthen Your Team with Intentional and Open Communication

The Importance of Being Bad at Something

What is Mindful Parenting Anyway?

89% of Parents Would Have Emotionally Healthier Kids if They Stopped This One Habit

Will Online Tools Make Graphing Calculators Obsolete?

Ambition vs. Kindness: Which Family Value is Easier to Pass On to Kids?

Jeff Bezos and Helping the Neediest

Full Funding for Special Education?

Bad NJ Drivers Should Expect a Warning in the Mail


6 June 2017

Students’ Best Tech Resource: The Teacher

Turning Around an Underperforming School: Do You Have What It Takes?

New Approaches to Indexed Tuition

Princeton—Yes, Princeton—Takes on the Class Divide

A Proposal to Radically Revise High School Transcripts May Alter College Admission

10 Principles for Schools of Modern Learning (Will Richardson spoke at both the NJAIS Division Head Conferences this spring!)

How Google Took Over the Classroom

When Teaching Critical Thinking Backfires

The Job of Innovation

Is There a Link Between Music and Math?

Your Brain Remembers Languages You Think You Forgot

Reading to Therapy Dogs Improves Literacy in Students

Dogs Can Talk to Humans, Study Finds

Study Links ADHD to Five Brain Areas

Are Fidget Spinners Tools or Toys?

International Baccalaureate: Not Just For High Schools

Path to Mastering English? Schools Say Students’ Home Language is Key

Concentrating on Concentration

Is Your Child Showing Grit? Some School Report Cards Rate Students’ Soft Skills

More than a Third of Teenage Girls Experience Depression, New Study Says

Making SEL the DNA of a School

Teens Aren’t Too Old to Play

Why Kids Need to Learn to Forgive

Vital But Invisible Early Lessons That Last a Lifetime

How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

How Technology Can Benefit PE Classes

Technology is Revolutionizing Our Experience of the Past

Teachers Reveal How Education Has Changed Dramatically Over the Past 20 Years

A Glimpse at the Next Generation of Science Classroom

Transgender Student Wins Appeal in Final Week of School

Knowing When to Quit

Summer Reading Suggestions

10 Ways to Work Smarter

Nine Ways to Ensure Your Vacation is Really Time Off From Work

The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher: It’s Time To Let Education Innovation, Opportunity Thrive

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least en Students for Obscene Memes

Best News Aggregators

How Google Has Changed the Classroom in Just Five Years

Successful People Don’t Just Listen to What People Tell them, They have These Seven Critical Thinking Habits

Nine Things Successful People Won’t Do

Eight Wise Tips Famous CEOs Like Warren Buffet Would Give Their Younger Selves

How to Raise a Feminist Son

Want to Literally “Supercharge” Your Kids’ Brains? Science Says Read to Them Like This...

Are You Equipped to Deal with the Changing Face of Bullying?

Start Your Summer Screen-Time Rules Now

Is Our Smartphone Addiction Damaging Our Children?

Hiring People is More than a Gut Feeling. Eight Ways to Get It Right Every Time

To Be a Strong Leader, There are Six Things You Must Give Your People

Three Hidden Qualities All Exceptional Leaders Possess

People with Creative Personalities Really Do See the World Differently

The Important Roles of Aunts and Uncles in a Child’s Life

How Setting a Strict Bedtime is the Best Way for Parents To Make Sure Their Children Get Enough Sleep

Optimal Sleep Times for Children and Adolescents

Five Tips to Raise a Happy, Successful Introverted Child

Traits of Critical Thinkers That Make Them Become High Achievers

You May Be Holding Your Daughter Back with This Common Practice

How Thinking Like a Kid Can Keep You Sharp as You Age

The Radical Notion of Returning to Handwriting

This Startup is Transforming Metropolitan Cities Into Gian Educational Playgrounds

Rebooting Industrial Era Seating

Adopting This Simple Habilt Will Make You Successful and Confident, According to Science

Six Things Great Mentors Do Differently12 May 2017

Growing Your Own Great Teachers

What Every Head Needs to Know About Enrollment Management

The One Type of Leader Who Can Turn Around a Failing School

How to Recruit Black Principals

How an Entrenched College Admissions System is Evolving to Consider Character

NJ Future Says Suburban Demographics Don’t Match Popular Opinion

Inside a Multi-Age Classroom

Children Require Exercise to Do Well

Concentrating on Concentration

Bullied in Fifth Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School

Sheryl Sandberg: If You Want to Raise Resilient Kids, Do These Things

High Expectations, All Students, No Exceptions

Learning for All

Helicopter Parents are Raising Unemployable Children

Develop Technology Ground Rules for Children

Teacher’s Pet? How Favouritism in the Classroom Could be Damaging Your Chidlren

One Way to Boost Test Scores? Make Sure Students Get Morning Sunshine, New Research Shows

How Bringing Comics to the Classroom Made Me Love Teaching Again

The Original Makerspace: The Writing Class

Picting is the Literacy of Today’s Youth

Differentiated Writing Rubrics

Librarians Combat Fake News

The Critical Need for Critical Literacy

Khan Academy and College Board to Offer Free SAT Prep

Can the Middle Class Afford College

Four Standout College Application Essays on Work, Money, and Class

Pathway to Opportunity

Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs More Followers

Productivity Apps

Six Tools to (Finally) Conquer Your Email

Problem Boards or Board Problems?

Making the Most of Stakeholder Revolt: the Recapturing of the San Diego Opera and Sweet Briar College

Patient Philanthropy: How a Small Foundation Got Big Results

Children Inherit Their Intelligence from Their Mother Not Their Father, Say Scientists

Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion: A Leader’s Road Map to Renewal

Seven Replies to Shut Down Negative People

Seersucker and Civility

Meet and Manage Your New Team

How to Prevent Redundant Performance Improvement Conversations

The Phones We Love Too Much

Museums So White: Survey Reveals Deep Lack of Diversity

Why Your Own Resilience Matters Less Than Your Team’s

What Do Employees Want for Job Retention

How to Navigate Uncertainty? Stop Managing the Manageable

Compassion Helps Renew Your Leadership Purpose

Four Simple Things Every Team Wants From Its Leader

Seven Signs That You’re An Emotionally Intelligent Person

Feds Urge Earlier Transition for Students with Autism

Teen Drinking Hits 25-Year Low, CDC Reports

School Banned Gay Prom Date: Lawsuit

Arrests in Second Major Heroin Bust Near NJ Schools

NJ School Administrator Salaries: How Does Your District Pay?

8 May 2017

Email Attack Hits Google: What to Do If you Clicked

Obamacare Repeal: How NJ Reps Voted

What is “Affordability” for Independent Schools?

Is Tuition Discounting Leading Some Colleges Off a Cliff?

St Paul’s School Symposium Report: Empathy, Intimacy, and Technology

Getting Our Students Wrong

A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids

Six Simple Steps for De-Escalating Students

How to Leave a Mark on People

Children Want Social Media Sites to Protect Them From Pornography and Cyber Bullying, NSPCC Report Warns

For Families of Teens at Suicide Risk, 13 Reasons Triggers Concerns

Are Universities Doing Enough to Support Mental Health?

Five Ways to Raise Resilient Kids

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

My Tween Kid is Exhausted, and Yours Is Probably, Too

When Teens Need Their Friends More Than Their Parents

Parents Make a Big Difference Just By Talking

Challenges Facing Kids Today

Four Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity

Teens Tend to Think Marijuana Use is No Big Deal, But They’re Wrong

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

Let’s Put Creativity Back Into Math

Learning’s Lousy Adoption Curve

Teaching Teachers to Relinquish Control

Bilingual Speakers Experience Time Differently

Six Tips for Getting Your Little Learner Ready for Kindergarten

Touchscreens Might Interfere with Childhood Development

How the Quality of School Lunch Affects Students’ Academic Performance

Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone

Joyful Schools: What One U.S. Educator Learned from Teaching in Finland

Assessing 21st Century Skills in Students

How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout the Day

How School Culture Drives Civic Knowledge and Shapes the Next Generation of Citizens

What are Your Teaching Essentials?

Case Study: A School’s Last Phishing Trip

Greetings From Kazakhstan: Hackers Target Independent Schools

How Do You Know Someone Has Leadership Skills? Look For These Five Signs

“It’s Not About the Job Title:” A Marine Explains How to Lead When You’re Not the Boss

How to Engage Employees in Times of Change

These are Three Traits of Bosses That Everyone Wants to Work For

Why Speaking Less is the Secret to Powerful Communication

Four Ways Schools Can Build Trust By Listening

Nine Tips to Listen Like a True Leader

Active Listening

Book Review of “An Everyone Culture”

Four Steps to Transform School Culture Through Summer Reading

10 Tweaks to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Day

The Next Generation of Jobs Won’t Be Made Up of Professions

An Administrator’s Guide to the Best Teacher Interview Questions

Millennials Aren’t Job-Hopping Any Faster Than Generation X Did

An Effort to Revolutionize Fundraising Points to a Sector Challenge

Unlocking the True Value of Finance as a Business Partner

Seven Last-Minute Ways to Market Your School’s Commencement on Social Media

Happy Birthday to You: School Anniversaries for Marketing

Get Outta the Office and Off Campus!

Why Yield Season Might Be Too Late

Doing the Right Thing in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Two CT Boarding School Officials Resign Amid Sex Abuse Claims

The K-12 Cyber Incident Map

Athletic Options for Kids With No Interest in Traditional Team Sports

Coalition Football Plan Has Flaws

Stanford’s Housing Bubble? An Investigation of Ethnic Dorms

Gender-Inclusive Housing 21 April 2017

Why Charters Succeed

Finding the Right Fit For Your Child: The Independent School Option

Joyful Schools: What One U.S. Educator Learned From Teaching in Finland

You’re Too Busy. You Need a Shultz Hour

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future

21 Earth Day Crafts and Classroom Projects Using Recycled Materials

What Does the March for Science Mean for STEM Education?

Partnering with Universities for STEAM Programs: How and Why Schools are Doing It

11 Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Every Grade Level

Brain-Based Strategies To Reduce Test Stress

Forget Coding, We Need To Teach Our Kids How to Dream

The Student-Centered Math Class

How a Hedge-Fund Billionnaire Is Changing Math Education

Be Nice: You Won’t Finish Last

From Ideas to Prototypes: Hands-On Projects Cultivate Design Mindsets

Racism Learned

Teaching Students to Appreciate a World of Religions and Resist Intolerance

Teens and Social Media

My Daughter is Not Transgender. She’s a Tomboy

How One School Turns Elementary Students Into Global Citizens

Time Management is a Necessary (and Teachable) Skill

What Does Science Tell Us About Pre-Kindergarten?

The Hutchins Center Explains: Why Programs for Young Children Are Long-Term Investments

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says to Read To Them Like This

What is Transfer of Learning?

Energize Learning with Activators

Kids More Likely To Stop Bullies When Parents Tell Them To

A Letter From An Ivy League Admissions Dean

My Perfect Imperfect Gap Year

Augmented, Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K-12, Survey Finds

Help for Teaching Writing

How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Actually Need?

The Crisis of Western Civ

Parents Make a Big Difference Just By Talking

The Legacy of a Narcissistic Parent

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

Introverts Tend to Be Better CEOs, and Other Surprising Traits of Top-Performing Executives

Four Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence According To Academic Experts

Six Things Most Young Leaders Fail to Realize Before It’s Too Late

Gluten-Free Dining Halls

These are the Top 37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old

Millennials Stay in Jobs Longer Than You Think

Sexual Abuse at Choate Went on For Decades, School Acknowledges

Report Details Decades of Sexual Abuse at All-Girls Boarding School

The First Law School Casualty: More to Come?

Crazy Entrepreneur Thrives as Private Education Makes Inroads in China

Top Five Tips to Help Save On Health Care Expenses

NJ Towns Graded From A+ to D-: How Did Your Community Do?

Cost of Educating Students on the Rise: How Every NJ District Spends

NJSIAA Transfer Rule Denied By Commissioner of Education

6 April 2017

2017 Grants Guide

When Should You Add An Admissions Director to a Small Private School Administrative Team

Singapore Math Inspires UK Educators

You, Too, Could be Multi-Lingual. It’s Just About Unlocking the Skills Inside

12-Year-Olds in Singapore Spend 6.5 Hours on Electronic Devices, Survey Reveals

Differentiation: Attainable or Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

Study: A Teacher’s Encouragement Gives Students A Lasting Boost

A Counselling Course Revolutionized My Teaching

A Town Struggles to Ease Student Stress

Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts

Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones

I’m Tired of My Colleagues’ Ignorance About Race

One Black Teacher Can Improve Outcomes for Black Students

Deported Students Find Challenges at School in Tijuana

What Does It Mean to Keep Schools Safe? Two Different Views in Immigrant Debate

When Teaching Through a Social Justice Lens is Vital

Survey: Teachers Talk Politics to Students Despite Divisive Atmosphere

How English Students Are Discovering Classics Through Comics

Flexible Seating in Middle School

There’s Such a Thing as Too Much Work Ethic

Want to Know Why Your Teen is So Stressed?

Connect Your Students to the World Via Your Cellphone

Your Brain on Text

There’s an Emotional Side to Ed Tech and It’s Affecting School Innovation

How One School is Fighting Fake News

Study Finds Infant Vitamin B1 Deficiency Leads to Poor Motor Function

Today’s Teens Want Gender Equity, But Not at Home

Four Charts That Explain the Future of the World’s Faiths

The Alternative Spring Break That Puts Students on a Path to Adulthood

Another Round of NJ Layoffs, Store Closings Could Cut 1500 NJ Jobs

Wood bridge Teacher Fired Over 9-11 Conspiracies Sues District, Allegees  Anti-Muslim Attitudes

These High School Journalists Investigate a New Principal’s Credentials. Days Later, She Resigned

NJ Teen Accepted Into All Eight Ivies…and Stanford

Quadruplets Offer Colleges Package Deal. Harvard and Yale Buy It

Six Reasons You May Not Graduate on Time

PDS  Student Writes Black Lives Matter 100 Times and is Accepted to Stanford

Try These 15 Free Educational Apps With Your Kids

Parents, It’s Time to Get Out of the Way and Let Your Kids Just Play

Stop Giving Everyone Advice

What 75 Years of Harvard Research Teaches Us About Our Coworkers

Five Ways to Keep a Donor’s Eyes Glued to What You Write

 4 April 2017

Free to Fidget: These Classrooms Encourage Movement to Improve Learning

It Was the Hardest Year Yet to Get Into Princeton

Solving the Problem of Teaching to the Middle

The Simple Idea to Make Kids More Empathetic? Get Them Reading the News

Teachers Learn How to Use Popular Musical Hamilton in the Classroom

Growing Up at a Girls’ School

Bill Nye on His Codebreaker Mom and How Science Teachers Can Change the World

Four Teaching Moves That Promote a Growth Mindset In All Readers

Perspectives: Making Space for Learning Differences

Emotional Regulation for Kids With ADHD

It’s Time to Stop the Clock on Math Anxiety. Here’s the Latest Research on How

Three Engaging Treatments for School Spring Fever

All’s Well That Learns Well (About teacher PD)

The Digital Birds and Bees

Three Steps for Educators to Start a Help-Desk

Tips for Improving Your Leadership Self-Esteem

Four Coaching Mistakes and Hot to Course-Correct

No One Told Me How Leadership Would Change Me

Building Collective Leadership

Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers

Why Betas Are Better Bosses

Six Questions Every Leader Must Ask To Be Highly Effective

10 Secrets for Eliminating a Drama-Based Culture

The Most Powerful (and Dangerous) Question in the World

Three Ways Failure Helps You Succeed

Six Positive Mindsets That Give Your Dream Its Best Chance to Soar

How to Rock that Teaching Job Interview

My Son, My Daughter: A Mother’s Evolution

Bathroom Bills

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

Johnson and Johnson Supports the Arts

31 March 2017

It’s Time to Change. School (Will Richardson)

Two Big Takeaways from A Week Focusing on Innovation (Grant Lichtman)

A Letter From Stanford’s Dean About Global Online Academy

Professional Development: What Should It Look Like?

The Six Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning

Obsessed About College Admissions? This Site is, Too

How Schools Can Build Unity in Divided Times

Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias in Your Children

Muslim Schoolchildren Bullied By Fellow Students and Teachers

A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel in Science

Google Hopes to Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students to Silicon Valley

eBay’s First Chief Diversity Officer on Humanizing Diversity and Inclusion

Root Out Bias From Your Decision-Making Process

For Educators, Curriculum Choices Multiply, Evolve

Six Potential Brain Benefits of Bilingual Education

How Schools Can Face the Bad Habits That Inhibit Meaningful Changes

The Three Biggest Twitter Problems for Teachers and How to Overcome Them

STEM News: Words Matter When Math Teachers Describe Student Learning

Use These Strategies To Incorporate Drones in STEAM Education

Personalized Learning

If Only...

Open Schools Made Noise in the 70s; Now They’re Just Noisy

Using Quick Check-Ins to Measure Student Understanding

The Three All-Time Tech Innovations That Shaped Digital Learning

IDEO and Design and Innovation

IDEO: Designing a School System from the Ground Up

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

At Least 27 Students Sexually Abused By Former Teacher, Investigation Finds

Whatever Happened to the Transgender Tipping Point?

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have 17 Things in Common

Dear Helicopter Parents: Please Stop

The Best Way to Help Kids Succeed is Steady Feedback, Not Constant Praise

Kids and Sexting: Everything You Need to Know

Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear

Three Ways Failure Helps You Succeed

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

11 Great Habits You Need to Learn to Be More Successful

The Lost Art of Understanding Deeply

How to Read (a Lot) More Books This year, According to Harvard Research

The Geography of Genius

Mapping the Geography of Academic Attainment

When Thank You Wears Out

Does Your Boss Have Emotional Intelligence? Here are Four Ways to Know

Five Ways Feeling Good Can Be Bad for You

Who You Are Is How You Lead

Why Self-Aware Leaders Are More Productive and Effective

Powerful Phrases That Will Make You a Better Leader

The Power of And

The Top Four Traits Millennials Look For In Leaders

Why Leaders Should View Themselves as Servants

Fearing Germs is Making Us Sick

The Presentation Persona With the Most Impactful Messages

A Practical Step Toward Creating a Culture of Improvement

How Arts Education Can Develop Impactful Entrepreneurs

America’s Most Beautiful Libraries

Reading Recommendations: Human Nature and Networks

10 Principles of Strategy Through Execution

NJ’s Healthiest Places to Live in 2017

NJ Nonpublic Schools at Risk of Losing Security Money

14 March 2017

McKinsey Report: Urban World: The Global Consumers to Watch

Are We Raising Racists?

Beyond Hidden Figures, Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

How to Manage Stress When You’re the Boss

The Smart Way to Respond to Negative Emotions At Work

Protecting Yourself From Premature Aging Related to Job Stress

Crisis Communications and Social Media When It Hits the Fan

Teenagers Do Dumb Things, But There are Ways to Limit Recklessness

How Many Transgender Children Are There?

Schools to Trial Happiness Lessons for Eight-Year-Olds

Kids Find Inner Calm Through Mindful Breathing

Most People Are Secretly Threatened By Creativity

How Does a Napalese Porter Carry So Much Weight?

The Perils and Promise of Working at Home

Congress Erases K-12 Rules, A Financial Aid Foul-Up, and Other Education News

Meditation, Nutrition, Fitness: One Party School Tries to Tame the College Brain

Why This High School Band Is Buying Music From Composers of Color This Year

10 Principles of Strategy Through Execution

Women, Play the Long Game

For Student-Athletes’ Mental Health: A More Educated Approach

Should E-Learning Replace Substitute Teachers?

The Future of Education Reform (N.B. John Katzman!)

Looking Into Education’s Crystal Ball

Have You Provided Students Enough Feedback for Growth?

Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury

Marijuana and Psychosis

Are Teens Replacing Drugs with Smartphones?

Why are Teenagers So Sleep-Deprived?

When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line

A Fumble on a Key FAFSA Tool, and a Failure to Communicate

President vs. Press: A Media Literacy Challenge

Arts Infusion Kicks Up Lessons In NJ

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

How Bullying Looks to Teens

Victims of Cyberbullies Picked on at School First

A Tiny CA College Whose Graduates Out-earn Harvard and Stanford Grads is Changing How We Train Students to Enter the Job Market

Is There a Better Half?

Harvard Ordered to Reveal Financial Records of Influential Donor

In Toxic Political Climate, Nonprofits Increase Security

The Folly of Abolishing the NEA

Three Reasons Innovation Might Be a Struggle for Today’s Kids

Hong Kong Education Chiefs Stamp out Study Drills in City’s Kindergartens

At 5, Girl Becomes Youngest to Qualify For National Spelling Bee

Math Anxiety and Genetics

Three Fun Riddles Filled with Math Problem Solving

How I Learned to Do Math With the Ancient Abacus—and How It Changed My Life

Want to Make Your Child a Maths Genius? Get Them Moving in the Classroom, Say Researchers

A Starter List for Creating STEM Schools

The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street

Jeffrey Martin of honorCode Helps Teachers Crack Coding

In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers

How Science Is Rewiring the Dyslexic Brain

Is it Time to Go Back to Basics with Writing Instruction?

Every Space is a Learning Space

Why Grit is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying to Become Successful

Six Tactics to Help Your Students Deal with Stress

Let’s Celebrate Personalization: But Not Too Fast

One Size Does Not Fit All: How to Adjust, Acquire, and Adapt Your Curriculum

How Schools Can Face the Bad Habits That Inhibit Meaningful Changes

March Madness in the Classroom?

Face to Face: Using Videoconferencing to Create a Shared Virtual Space for Students

Educators Shape Minecraft’s Growing Presence in the Classroom

Family Ties: How To Get Parents Involved in Children’s Learning

Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Leadership

A $2.5 Trillian Asset Manager Just Put a Statue of a Defiant Girl in Front of the Wall Street Bull

The New College Protest: What Happened at Middlebury Last Week…

Conversations with College Students on a Politically Divided Campus

How Pop Culture Misrepresents Educators

NJ Dems Want State Protection for Transgender Students

Charter School Expansion Hurts Schools, Should Be Halter, Group Argues in Appeal

Five Things to Know About Christie’s 2018 Education Budget

>5 March 2017

Immigration Issues for Independent Schools

NAIS Washington Watch

Nine Criteria for Recruiting Effective Nonprofit Board Members

How Much Bullying Happens in Your School District?

The Parachute Generation

The Best App for Monitoring Students

Google Reveals Another Ed-Focused Chromebook, This Time from HP

Online Risks are Everyday Events for Teens—But They Rarely Tell Their Parents

Four Strategies To Support Digital Responsibility

Does the Internet Breed Creativity or Destroy It?

Why So Many Kids Can’t Sit Still in School Today

13 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Toward Others

First Sex Ed, Then Death Ed

Want Happy Kids? Give Them More Experiences and Less Stuff

Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

What the Ancient Classics Can Teach Us About Leadership

What Happened When One School Banned Homework and Asked Kids to Read and Play Instead

Theatre Teaches Students Empathy, Critical Thinking

College Advice: How I Read an Application

Boy with Autism Writes Poem , Perfectly Describes What It’s Like to Live with Autism

Seven Steps to Help Kids Fail

How to Raise Resilient Kids

How to Be Resilient After Failing

If You’re Too Busy for These Five Things, Your Life is More Off-Course Than You Think

Millennials, Don’t Let Your Only Relationship Be with Work

The Good News and Bad News About Becoming a Leader, No Matter Who YouAre

Being Quiet is Part of Being a Good CEO

Quiet Power: How Introverts Can Succeed in the brash Modern Workplace

Five Steps to Improve Diversity Recruiting

What Biracial People Know


9 February 2017

Some good reading for a snow day!

Why are Schools in China Looking West for Lessons in Creativity?

Bored Out of Their Minds: A Look at Why Students Get Increasingly Bored as They Get Older—and Why It Matters

When Does a Child Need a Sick Day?

How to Pick a Preschool in Less Than an Hour

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning to Young Children

Play and Cognitive Skills in Kindergarten Predict Extracurricular Activities in Middle School

Ingredients of Early Success: In Early Education, A New Study ...

Preparing Young Americans for a Complex World

When a Teenager’s Coping Mechanism is SpongeBob

Iceland Knows How to Stop Teen Substance Abuse But the Rest of the World Isn’t Listening

The Little-Noticed Bombshell in Trump’s Immigration Order

Will These Education Buzzwords Persevere Under Trump?

The Parachute Generation

Fostering Black Voices

Snapchat Celebrates Black History Month With Young, Black, and Proud” Story

Creative Resources for Celebrating Black History Month

Bringing Black History Month to STEM Classes

Getting Started With Snapchat in Your Classroom

Advice from An Administrator to a New Teacher

My Kids are Straight-A Students and They Know Nothing!

My Child is Transgender

Parents Urged to Think About Kids Online Safety

Online Bullying

How to Keep Your Child Safe Online

School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring?

Why Young Girls Don’t Think They Are Smart Enough

Girls’ Schools Teach Girls They ARE Smart

Gender Equity in the Classroom

Uber” for Substitues Promises to Enrich While the Teacher is Away

Study of Weight Management with Latino Students

White Students’ Unfair Advantage in Admissions

Leon Botstein on American Universities Must Take a Stand

University Officials and Courts Push Back on US Travel Ban

How Great Leaders Master Conversation to Create Trust

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

Coaching to Empowerment: How to Promote Personal Responsibility

Self-Compassion, Growth Mindset, and the Benefits of Failure

Are Your Employees Putting the Company’s Interests First?

Five Things Never to Say to Employees (Let Alone Kids)

What Employees Value More than Salary

Quieter Ways to Lead

Seven Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

A Cascade of Sand: Complex Systems in a Complex Time

Business Strategy Made Simple: What Moves the Needle?

Beyond Shared Value: Character as Corporate Destiny

What are the Secrets of Profoundly Remarkable Customer Service?

Four Small Things Successful People Do

How Biased Are Your Interviews?

The 12 Habits of Happy People

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

15 Resources to Overcome Stress in the Classroom

Plain Old Vaping Gives Way to Dripping” Among Teens, Study Says

NJ Towns with the Highest Tax Bills in 2017

All the World’s a Stage: Theatres and Communities and Funding Loss

How to Accelerate Gender Diversity on Boards

Your Due Diligence As a Trustee

The Three Company Crises Boards Should Watch For

The Key to Better Performance is Organizational Alignment

Eight Things to Know Before Fundraising for Major Gifts

Three Big Challenges and Three Bigger Opportunities in K-8 Fundraising

The Secret to Building An Alumni Social Network

The Financial Case for a Data Privacy Program

Effective Change-Making in Independent Schools

Five Reasons Change is So Hard for Schools—And What Can Make it Easier

Four Education Marketing Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

Why Re-Enrollment Night is So Important for Our School

Three Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Improve Your School Marketing Efforts

13 Facts About Millennials That Might Surprise You

Millennials Money Troubles Are Worse Than You Think

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

Modernizing Independent Schools for Millennials

Boarding School Documentary In Loco Parentis” Is An Immersive Look at the Transformative Power of Education

Keys to the Market: Japan

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1 February 2017

The Neuroscience of Trust

Why Failing is the Key to Success

10 Principles for Schools of Modern Learning: The Urge Case for Reimagining Today’s Schools

Nine Signs You’re a Highly Sensitive Person

The Secret to Living a Meaningful Life

Understanding Self-Esteem

Want To Improve Your Brain? Neuroscience Says to Start Reading This Immediately

How to Activate Your Brain to Learn

Why is it So Hard to Overcome Cognitive Biases?

When Black Like Me” Means White Like Them"

The Creative Habits of Einstein, Picasso, and Mozart

Bullied Kids Suffer Academically, Too, Study Says

Are We Making Our Kids Work Too Hard?

When Parent and Child Both Have ADHD

Three Common Parenting Traps

Seven Non-Negotiable Rules Every Parent Should Have with the Babysitter

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Say Praise Them Like This

Want Fitter, Healthier, and More Productive Kids? Start School Later!

20 Things to Avoid When Parenting a Teenager

Maternal Micronutrients, Nurturing Environment Boost Child Development

An Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

Not All Fun and Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools to Rethink Recess

Why Paper is the Real Killer App"

The Three Biggest K-12 Tech Trends for 2017

Five Big Ideas in Education that Don’t Work

Reframing the Debate About Screen Time

Global Epidemic of Blindness on the Horizon, Experts Warn, Hours Staring at Screens

There’s a Key Way to Get Kids to Read More Books

New Tech Trend Breaking Down Learning Barriers

Lego Life Launches Social Networking for Kids

Four Cautionary Lessons About Education Tech

Facebook: To Use or Not to Use: That is the Question

This School’s Shape-Shifting Walls Let it Adapt Throughout the Day

Across Region, Outdated Sex Abuse Laws Have Loopholes

Lawmakers Want to Make It Easier to Punish Educators Who Sexually Abuse Students

Three Ways to Use Questions to Become a Better Leader

Ted Talks to Help You Become a Better Leader

Six Characteristics of an Innovative Leader

Three Tips for Finding Your Ideal Work Flow

Five Tips for More Productive Monotasking When You Work Alone

10 Harsh Lesson That Will Make You More Successful

Is Your EQ High or Low?

How to Be Wiser

Changing MBA Programs

Canada Beckons International Students with a Path to Citizenship

Senate Panel Votes in Favor of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Secretary Pick

NJ Colleges React to Trump Order’s Effect on Their Students, Faculty

Universities Grapple with Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

AAU Urges Quick End to Administration Order Barring Returning Students and Faculty

ETS Acquires Assessments Company for $127.5 Million

Princeton University Making Concerted Push to Engage Businesses in Effort to Spur More Partnerships and Collaboration

Princeton University Accounts for Nearly $1.6 Billion in NJ Economic Output, Study Says

At Town Hall, Princeton Passes Resolution Urging NJ Commissioner of Ed to Deny Princeton Charter School’s Application to Expand

Elevated Lead Detected in Drinking Water in 21 NJ School Districts

Big Rule Changes Could Make Youth Football a Whole Lot Smaller

With Concussion Risk in Soccer, Headers May Kick It Up a Notch

Oak Knoll Sports in the News

Rutgers Prep Sports on ESPN

> 16 January 2017

School of Me: Letting Students Study What They Want, When They Want, Latest Educational Trend

Blended Learning: Can Children Learn from a “Mixed Reality” Game?

Gifts Round-Up

Five Fundraising Topics You’ll Need to Master in 2017

New Postal Rates Will Boost Costs for Charities

Tips for Thanking (and Keeping) Donors

Students Feeling Nickeled and Dimed Force New Scrutiny of College Fees

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

Questions Parents of Children with Special Needs Should Be Asking

Can Digital Media Literacy Contend with Bogus News?

Getting Literal About Media Literacy in K-12

Report: Librarians Say Information Literacy is Important. They Don’t Have the Tools To Teach It

Do Mom and Day Know What’s Good For Their Children Online?

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of the Digital Native

Rules for Social Media, Created by Kids

Worried About Screen Time? Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone

Google Teams with “Hidden Figures” To Bust Stereotypes

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals the Perfect Morning Routine for a Calm and Productive Day

Tips for Aligning Your School Marketing and Mission

Schools Can Save Lives

How Teachers Learn to Discuss Racism

Why Keeping Minority Teacher in the Classroom Matters

Social Studies Should Teach Students for Tomorrow, Not the Past

How to Recognize Burnout Before It Starts

Parents View New Peanut Guidelines with Guilt and Skepticism

Nation’s Schools Get Middling Grade on Quality

Shanghai’s Move to Curb International Programs in Schools Worries Parents

Approaches to Discipline

The Tyranny of Being On Task

Grown-Ups Need to Remember That Childhood Isn’t Easy

What Will Happen If I Take My Child’s Phone Away?

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

They Raise the World’s Happiest Children, So Is It Time You Went Dutch?

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (But Their Schools Probably Won’t)

Why My Child is Better Off Than Your Child

A Former Advisor for Sesame Street Explains Four Ways Parents Can Raise Independent Kids

Don’t Call It “Guidance” Anymore: A Talk With the Nation’s Top School Counselor

In 2016, Your Middle School Lab Partner is 3,000 Miles Away

The “Magic School Bus” Will Return to Teach Future Generations About STEM

The First Five Minutes: Ignite Student Learning

Schools Benefit From Adding Arts to Learning

Learning Personal Finance

The Two Resources Administrators Should Maximize for Personalized Learning Success

Politics Belong in the High School Debate Club

Text Your Way to College

Princeton University Accounts for Nearly $1.6B in NJ Economic Output, Study Says

Technology Helps Foster a Love of the Paper Novel

How the Art of Compromise Has Redefined My Leadership

Finally, Developing Leadership is Recognized as Improving Educational Outcomes!

France Lets Workers Turn Off, Tune Out, and Live Life!

The Pros and Cons of Pros-and-Cons Lists

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Having Women in Positions of Leadership Makes Companies More Successful

10 Ways to Work Smarter in 2017

The Key to Work-Life Balance? Integration of These Two Concepts

Five Simple Habits That Will Boost Your EQ Overnight

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Five Ways Museums Can Increase Empathy in the World

10 Books Every Nonprofit Leader Should Read

The Banned Books Your Child Should Read

Dirty Kids are Healthy Kids

K-12 Schools Embrace Anytime, Anywhere Learning

Finally, Developing Leadership is Recognized as Improving Educational Outcomes!

The 12 Best Video Conferencing Apps for Teams

Why Smart People Don’t Multitask

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Every Day3 January 2017

Christie Keeping Income Tax Agreement with Pennsylvania

Council Asked to Challenge the Tax Exempt Status of the Lawrenceville School

Lawrence Resident Proposes Challenge of Lawrenceville School’s Tax-Exempt Status in a Suit Simiar to the Suit Between Princeton Univ and the Town

Beyond Financial Oversight: Expanding the Board’s Role in the Pursuit of Sustainability

Turbulence Ahead: 10 Questions for Nonprofit Boards to Urgently Ask and Answer

41 Most Innovative Schools in America

Most Innovative Schools

Harassment in Schools Skyrockets Post-Election, Teachers Report

Finding Resolve After the Results

Seven Things to Know About Education Pick Betsy Devos

How to Raise Successful Kids—Without Over-Parenting

Parents Should Not Put Too Much Pressure on Kids

A Psychologist Says Parents Should Do these 18 Things to Raise a More Confident Child

A Quite Education Revolution Worldwide is Giving Kids the Skills to be 21st Century Citizens

Can a Child Who Starts Kindergarten with Few Reading or Math Skills Catch Up?

Taking Small Steps Towards Change At a Big, Traditional High School

Branding 201: How One School Stopped Talking and Started Listening

How Loss Aversion and Conformity Threaten Organizational Change

When Silence is a Sword: How Patterns of Silence Impact Equity Interventions

Love, Liberal Education, and the Secret of Human Identity

Seven Pre-Flight Tips for Autism

Why Las Vegas Is Recruiting Uncertified Teachers

Schools to Face Shortage of 19,000 Heads by 2022, Warn Charities in UK

Universities Are Shorthanded as Professors are Poached by Google

Make Student Devices Your Classroom Ally

What Types of Sound Experiences Enable Children to Learn Best?

Teenagers Have Trouble Telling Online Fake News From Real News, Study Finds

Could An Insecure Childhood Have an Impact on your Career Trajectory?

Brain Face? Your Neurons May be Taking a Power Nap

Saint Augustine Prep to Get New President

Do Philanthropy’s Attentions Improve or Worsen Equity in Schools?

The Tech Industry is Reshaping Philanthropy, One Big Bet at a Time

New Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights American Giving

Millennial Filmmaking Skills a Boon to Nonprofits: Here’s How!

The Native Way of Marketing: Everything You Need to Know About Native Ads

How to Draw Inspiration from Art to Enhance Your Creative Leadership

Chris Christie Signs Four Bills Into Law, Including Campus Security Legislation

UGH! The Niche Top 100 NJ Private Schools List is out again...

Pluses and Minuses of Entrepreneurs on the School Board

Parents Who Bully the School

Harvard Looks At Your Linked In Profile: Using Social Media to Get Into College

New Item on College Admissions Checklist: Linked In Profile

ACT Offers First Accommodations for English-Language Learners

How Students Can Position Themselves for Selective College Programs

Branding 201: Pivoting From Mission to Brand to Growth

The Teenage Brain is Wired to Learn. Be Sure Your Students Know It

Teen Night Owls Struggle to Learn and Control Emotions at School

Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

Five Ideas for Student Engagement

Can Interactive Whiteboards Enhance Learning?

On the Lesson Plan: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You’re At It

How Three Schools Are Reimagining Learning Spaces

Children’s Book Roundup: The Best Picture Books and Novels

How Can We Improve Math Test Review?

How Can Being Bilingual Be an Asset for White Students and a Deficit for Immigrants?

Tips to Keep Your Children Safe At School

Creating an Ideal Learning Environment

What Grandmothers Can Teach Science About Autism

Diminished Roles, Lack of Respect Frustrate Black Teachers, National Study Shows

The Burden on Black Teachers: I Don’t Belong at Your Table

This is Where Life is Getting Worse for LGBT People

Millennials Prefer Private Schools and Give Them High Grades

How to Cope with Post-Election Stress

Teaching in the Age of Trump

What Will Trump Presidency Mean for Education?

After Election, NYC History Teacher Tries to Alleviate Despair, Anxiety, and Indignation

The Election and State Education Policy

The Power in the Tension of Uncertainty

Number of International Students at US Universities Hits New High Amid Trump Worries

Few States Have Plans For Kids Returning to Class After Concussion

What Old Games Can Teach a New Generation

Teaching Moody Middle Schoolers to Cope with Emotions Helps Reduce Suspensions

How Parents Shape the Advantages of Being First-Born

Raise a Smart Kid Who Loves to Learn

The Danger of Data-Driven Instruction

Seven Roles for STEM Teacher Leaders

Four Tips for Making High-Stakes Leadership Decisions

The Fraud Who Isn’t

How to Build the Future By Asking Four Forward-Facing Questions

Five Business Tech Predictions for 2017

What Happens…When Our Imagination is Caught on Fire?

What Science Says About Going Outside Your Comfort Zone

The Happiest People Don’t Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

Creativity is a Process, Not an Event

How to Lead a Team to Accomplish the Impossible

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent and Skills Alone Won’t Do It

Seven Ways to Communicate So Team Members Understand What To Do

These Expert Writing Tips Will Guarantee Your Blog Posts Get Read

33 Authors Gave Us Their Expert Advice on Writing

The Blueprint for Cloning the Near-Perfect Boss comes Down to These Six Traits

10 Fatal Flaws That Will Derail Great Leadership

Millennial Leaders Secrets to Productive Meetings

Here’s How An Introvert Can Manage EQ Stress

11 Habits to Create Happiness in Work and In Life

Six Ways Leaders Win Big By Simply Showing Their Human Side

10 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

Bragging Rights: When Beating Your Own Drum Helps (or Hurts)

Overcoming the Five Obstacles to Organizational Agility

Five Fixes for Public Speaking

Should the Manager Be in the Ideation Meeting?

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24 January:  Developing an Independent School Diversity Statement with Gene Batiste

25 January:  Head of School Luncheon and Presentation

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15 November 2016

What Do We Tell the Children?

Donald Trump is the Next President. What Do We Tell the Children?

How to Explain a Trump Presidency to the Children

How Do I Explain to My Daughters What Happened in This Election?

You Tell Your Kids Don’t Be a Bully…

How to Build a Feminist Library for Your Baby

Of Deliberate Practice, Memory, and Expertise

Neuroscience Should Inform School Policies

What Can You Do to Stop the Next Internet Attack

Seven Things You Should Never Do Online

Seven School Marketing Buzzwords Demystified

Scientists Explain How Happiness Makes Us Less Creative

There are 14 Necessary Components to the Creative Process Scientists Say

Heads Speak: Handling 10 Common Governance Snafus

Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed

Teaching Boys to Become Compassionate Men—On and Off the Athletic Field

School Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

Museums Dream Up Minecraft Games to Entice the Young

With Headgear Here, Girls’ Lacrosse Just Got Safe. Or Did It?

The Joy of Esperanto

Why Every Undergrad Should Pursue a Minor

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

Turning Students Onto Independent Thinking: Six Useful Strategies

Schools That Work

Four Ways To Become a Better Parent, According to Science

Study: Your Kids Need to Lose (Their Future Success Depends On It)

The Seven Best Motivational Books of 2016

Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial for 21st Century Leaders

10 Success Lessons from Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist” for Entrepreneurs

The One Powerful Quality of People with High Emotional Intelligence

Four Things That Are Better Than Mind-Training Games

The Tech Manager’s Challenge: How to Stay Steeped in Tech While Focusing on Leadership

Learning in the Age of Digital Distraction

The Value of Coaching

20 Things You Can Learn in 10 Minutes to Become a Better Teacher

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health


25 October 2016

"Only White People,” Said the Little Girl

Seven Keys for Success of Jewish Day School Leaders Unveiled in New Study

10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator

What Happens When We Shield Kids from Boredom

Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

What It’s Really Like to Live With ADHD

How to Be Mindful of Fall

Seven Paths to Being a Parent-Centred School

What Makes a Great Makerspace?

Six Tips for Disciplining Highly Sensitive Kids

Global Classroom Display Market Expected to Grow

El Sistema at Carnegie Hall

Comparing Costs of Study for Leading City Destinations

25 Most Expensive Schools Worth Every Penny

E.D. Hirsch on Why Text Complexity is a “Myth”

If Coaching is So Powerful, Why Aren’t Principals Being Coached?

The Right and Wrong Kinds of Pressure

Europe’s First Ever Bilingual Chinese-English School to Open in London

Districts Tackle Teacher Shortages with Higher Salaries, Mentoring

Eight Steps for Using Student Data to Improve Teaching and Learning

Five Secrets to Mastering Conflict

Nine Education Technology Trends and How They Will Change Learning

10 Signs Your Boss is a Great Manager

1 November: Community Service Round Table 10 November: No Means No! Protecting Your School From Liability

14 October 2016

From Preschool Through High School: 24 Great Books That Show Empathy and Kindness

Too Much Homework? Some Parents Are Just Opting Out

Our Children Are Paying A High Price for Society’s Vision of Success

Five Excellent TED Talks Every Teacher Should Watch

The Importance of Literacy and Books in Children’s Development

How to Raise Kinder, Less Entitled Kids

Why It’s Great to Have a Stubborn Child

Teens" Penchant for Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster

Return to the Teenage Brain

Generation Adderall

Online Safety Series for Schools

New Effort to Promote Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

To Encourage Healthy Eating, Give Students More Options, Survey Says

Three Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better

How to Integrate Intercultural Learning Into Your Classroom

Racial Profiling in Preschool

Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs: Why I Still Love Bloom But Not His Verbs

College Kids Ask, Is My Costume Racist?

Child Psychologist: This is How to Raise Human Beings Who Are Ready for the Real World

Five Ways To Avoid Being a Helicopter Parent

Parents Are Spending More Time With Their Kids Than Ever—And It Could Be Setting Them Up for Failure

This is the Critical Talk Every Mom and Dad Needs to Have With Their Children But Doesn’t

Financial Literacy Standards

Is Entrepreneurialism at Odds With Deep Thinking?

There’s No Erasing the Chalkboard

Prep School Says At Least Two Students Were Molested By Former Teacher

Five Shortcuts to Effective Leadership

25 Things Strong Leaders Tell Their Employees

Three Powerful Acts Leaders Drastically Underestimate

Like It Or Note, You Are Always Leading By Example

Why Co-Leadership Actually Works

The Five Behaviors That Derail Executive Careers

Whoa! What Are Today’s Most Common Leadership Mistakes?

Why the Best Leaders Actually Work Behind the Scene

Can You Put a Dollar Amount on Your Company’s Cyber Risk?

How Video Games Are Changing the Way Soccer Is Played

Why For-Profit Education Fails

Ivy League Men Really Didn’t Want Women On Their Campuses

The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers

2 October 2016

McKinsey & Co on How to Scale Personalized Learning

OneSchoolhouse on Personalized Learning

The Misguided Desire of Wanting Our Kids to Be Happy

Can Science Teach Us How to Be Good Parents?

Teaching Teens to Cope with Social Stress

Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st Century Learners

This School Replace Detention with Meditation. The Results are Stunning!

The Shift from Admissions to Enrollment Management

How Creating Imagery Can Help Dyslexic Students Who Struggle with Shakespeare

A NY School Where Students Learn by Sculpting Words

Learning Memory: How Your Child’s Input-Output Systems Create a Learning Memory Process

Bedtime Story, With a Twist: Math Lessons

I Was There on 9/11. Now It’s a History Lesson I Teach

How Much Math Should Kids Learn in School?

Next Target for IBM’s Watson? Third-Grade Math

Reading Only Homework Policy

Tips and Tools to Improve Student Notetaking Skills

Ring Their Bell: A New Way to Deliver Bell Work

Passwords Get the Boot As Students Use Their Own QR Codes

Why Leadership Development is Imperative for Succession Planning

Arts Aren’t Like Sports

Leading a Mozart”

The Six Things Purpose” Is Not

Stop Trying to Write My Essay” and Other Things High School Seniors Want to Say to Their Parents

Is Taking A Gap Year Before College a Good Idea?

Studying Music in High School Can Help Students Process Sound, Language

How Banning Books Marginalizes Children

How to Raise a Sympathetic Child, According to Psychology

Why Punishment Won’t Stop a Bully

Sixth Grade is Tough; It Helps to Be ‘Top Dog’

As If Being 12-Years-Old Wasn’t Hard Enough, A New Study Confirms That Schools Make It Even Harder

Bottle Flipping Becomes the Rage with Middle Schoolers

LGBT Students Still Endure Hostile School Environment

Guidelines for Parent-Teacher Conference Concerning Angry Children

Israeli School Builds Cool Classroom for ADHD Teens

The Four Traits That Put Kids at Risk For Addiction

Bias Isn’t Just a Police Problem. It’s a Pre-School Problem

The Implicit Bias of Pre-school Teachers

Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable—That’s Why They Perform Better

Growing Up Poor Taught Me to Recognize the False Premise of the American Dream

Justin Trudeau Passionately Makes the Case for Gender Equality

If Americans Can Be Transgender, Can They Be Transracial?

Seven Facebook Messenger Tricks You Never Knew Existed

The (Surprising) Science of Productivity

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do These Nine Things

Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Abuse of Students By Prep School Teachers

Mitigating Bias in Decision-Making

What Science Tells Us About Leadership Potential

Why Justice Requires Educational Opportunity and Freedom

The Barriers to Advancing Women: What Men Aren’t Seeing

Half of Professors in NPR Survey Have Used Trigger Warnings”

How to Pay for College with Less Stress

Life After A Brain Injury: I’m Not Terrified of Death Anymore (about Tim Page who spoke at our last Biennial Conference)

Ex-Rutgers Student Has Bias Appeal In Tyler Clementi Case

At Least 138 NJ Towns Have Drinking Water Toxin Made Famous By Erin Brockovich: Study

Globe Spotlight Series: Educators Accused of Sexual Misconduct Often Find New Posts

Former Morris County Teacher Pleads Guilty to Molesting Students

NJAIS PD Conference in the News

It’s Time for Vocational Schools to Get Some Respect Again

How to Find the Right Kindergarten for Your Child

Why Good Entrepreneurs Are Great Storytellers

Homework Help Apps

Back to School: Brush Up on Cybersecurity Best Practices

Making Smarter Decisions About Classroom Technology

Open Enrollment On the Way for Sports?


9 September 2016

Seven Things Teachers Can Do to Help Enrollment Management

Six Marketing Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard Of But Should Be Using

What Kids Wish Their Teacher Knew

They Also Have Lessons to Teach

Is Universal Preschool the Answer? Brits Say Yes

Why Aren’t There More Dolls For Boys?

Schools Aren’t Teaching the Most Important Subject for Kids

Turmoil at Suffolk Is An Example of What Not to Do

Cool Teacher: John Hunter

Inspiring Quotes Chosen My Teachers for Teachers

Whose Interests Do College Diversity Officers Serve?

Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults

University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness

New Evidence that Summer Programs Make a Difference for Poor Children

For Gay and Transgender Teens, Will It Get Better?

Don’t Tell Anxious Kids That Everything is Okay

How to Deal With Cyberbullying Effectively and Permanently

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About the Way You Talk to Kids

An Effective But Exhausting Alternative to School Suspensions

Should We Still Teach Kids Cursive?

The Book That Taught Me What I Want to Teach My Daughter

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These Things in Common

When It Comes to Parenting, Be a Gardener” Not a Carpenter"

A Psychologist Says Parents should Do These 12 Things to Raise a More Confident Child

Why Every Parent Should Suffer a Total Wipe Out

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids at Perceived—But Unreal—Risk

Why EQ is More Important Than IQ

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children? A Child Development Expert Says Do These Five Things

Career Benefits of Merging Liberal Arts with Tech Skills

12 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Student Travel Company

Five Back-to-School Tips to Help Kids Stay Safe Online

The Changing Role of the CTO

Organizing Your Thoughts With Note-Taking Apps

Digital Initiatives for Engagement

Four Essential Components of Effective Feedback

10 Qualities of Authentic People

10 Brain Hacks of Mentally Focused People to Add to Your Daily Checklist

The Headship: History Matters

Human Nature is Way Too Complex to be Pinned Down by Personality Tests

Leaders as Teachers

Is Leadership In Your Organization’s DNA

Study Says Pizza Works Better Than Cash to Motivate People

NJ Has Among Highest Risk for Lead Contaminated Water in the US, Study Says

Two NJ Colleges Have Worst Professors, Survey Says

337 NJ High Schools Ranked Highest By NJ Monthly

26 August 2016

The Best Schools in the World Do This. Why Don’t We?

In China, Some Schools are Playing with More Creativity, Less Cramming

How to Live Wisely

This is Why Finland Has the Best Schools