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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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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

Math Skills in Preschool Help Kids Succeed Later On

Building Community with Attendance Questions

One Word Can Build a Class Culture

What Do Early Childhood Teachers Need to do a Better Job?

20 Tips to Help De-Escalate Interactions with Anxious and Defiant Students

Empathy, Leadership, Confidence: The Irish Schools Teaching More than the 3Rs

How Performing in Theatre Can Help Build Empathy in Students

Education Secretary Urges Schools to Tackle Racism and Teach Empathy

To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools And Parents Start Lessons Early

Book Excerpt: Highly Effective Teacher Practices That Foster Student Success

Stop Parents Taking Kids Out of School for Holidays

Three Reasons You Should Be Involved with Your School’s Marketing Efforts

Back to School! Five Mistakes Principals Should Avoid

The Best Question to Ask An Employee

Qualities of a Good Teacher

Making High School Graduates Ready for College

Colleges and Digital Badges

E-Counseling 2.0: Can a New Wave of Virtual Guidance Help?

To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti

What Does it Take to Get Students Ready for College?

Top 10 Universities in the World

FAFSA Date Earlier for Financial Aid

America’s Top Colleges 2016

SAT Subject Tests Lose Favor for Colleges

Camp Hopes to Close Tech Industry Gender Gap by Teaching Girls to Code

We Must Not Shut Low-Income Students Out of Computer Science

Don’t Baby These Kid Hackers

MOOCs as Tools for Equity in Under-Resourced High Schools

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

Gay and Lesbian High School Students Report Heartbreaking” Levels of Violence

Teenagers Regularly Using Social Media Do Less Well in School, New Survey Finds

If You Have One of These Three Jobs, Robots Will Never Put You Out of Work

Unless We Change the Candidate Pool, We’ll Never Break the Vicious Cycle of Low Teacher Diversity

How to Safely Get Rid of an Old Computer

The Paperless Office: Urban Legend or Attainable Reality

Is Your House Safe From Tigers? (Internet Safety)

Even Small Burst of Exercise Can Make Kids Healthier

Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Leaving the Classroom

When Teachers Take a Breath, Students Can Bloom

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain

The One Behavior That Makes Good Leaders Into Great Ones

What Two Best-Selling Researchers Say are the 10 Biggest Truths About Leaders

The Keys to Happiness When You’re an Introvert

Deconstructing the Development Mindset

Four Things That Will Increase Your Optimism

Nine Phrases NOT to Use to Begin Conversations

Six Ways to Deal with Chronic Complainers

10 Ways to Be a Great Facilitator

Define Your Meeting Type” Beforehand to Make Sure You’re Productive

Work Stress

Seven Smart Things to Do When Your Team Is Smarter Than You

A House Divided (About the Charter School Movement)

Extracurricular Activities and Balance

NJ High Schools Rank Among the Nations Top Ranked Schools

Music Education in Cuba

Gladwell: Food Fight, about Bowdoin and Vassar (worth listening!)

Eight Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night

Brexit Causing Pain in NJ

NJ Biz Diversity Issue

Nine NJ Public High Schools Among Newsweek’s Top 25 Nationwide

NJ To Get Funds for Special Ed

Advocates for Alleged Child Sex Abuse Victims Announce Settlement with Bergen Catholic HS

Across the Border and Into School

No End in Sight for Nonprofit Hospital Tax Flap Despite Lawsuits (mentions Princeton Case)

Integrated Learning and Collaboration

6 July 2016

Christie Line-Item Vetoes Even Modest Adds Democrats Made to Budget Plan

What are Some of the Most Damaging Lessons You Can Teach a Child?

The End of Reflection

The Cult of Ignorance in the US: Anti-Intellectualism and the Dumbing Down” of America

Why Free Play is the Best Summer School

The Conversation You Must Have With Your Son

Non-Binary” Is Now a Legal Gender, Oregon Court Rules

Social Justice Books for Kids to Learn About Global Issues

How Kids Learn Resilience

Six Things You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence

The Power of Kindness

Parent Who See Failure as Negative Bring Up Children Who Do Not Believe They Can Improve, Research Suggests

Should I Make My Daughter Clean Her Room?

The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia

Why Success Comes From Being Yourself

What Role Do You Play in a Group?

There’s a Way to Train Our Brains to Cope with Stress That Changes Chemistry As Much As Any Anti-depressant”

How to Expertly Define Your Ideas

The World’s Most Efficient Languages

The 10 Most Overused Words on School Websites. Differentiate Yourself!

Today’s Students May Be Emotionally Unprepared

Why Have So Many People Accepted the Idea That Kids Need to Fail More?

Senator Seeks to Stop DOJ From Investigating Private Schools for Violations of ADA

The Long-Term Risks of Early Puberty

Will Harvard’s Report Change College Admissions?

Unique 2016 Summer Reading List: From College Admissions Counselors and Deans

College Admissions Counselor: Competitive Youth Sports is Crazy…

Tutors See Stereotypes and Gender Bias in SAT. Tests See None of the Above

Education Innovation: Tailored Approaches Driving Outcomes

10 Takeaways from ISTE 2016

Google at ISTE

How Seesaw Accidentally Became a Teacher’s Pet at 1/4 US Schools

Massachusetts Has New K-12 Standards For Digital Literacy and Computer Science

Tech for Tots and Teachers: Promoting STEM Learning in Pre-K-3 Classrooms

Teacher Calls Police After Third-Grader’s Racist Brownie” Comment

How to Make Your Phone Number Private

In NJ Student Loan Program, Even Death May Not Bring a Reprieve

Required Reading for Running a Capital Campaign



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