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18 May 2016
The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination (JK Rowling at Harvard)
How Failure Breeds Success
The Mindful Child
Four Exercises to Teach Your Kids About Mindfulness and Compassion
Can Growth Mindset Theory Reshape the Classroom?
This is How to Increase Grit, According to Research
A U Penn Psychologist Uses the “Hard Thing Rule” To Teach Her Kids to Take Control of Their Success
How to Teach Children that Failure is the Secret to Success
Seven Things to Teach Your Kids If You Want Them to be More Emotionally Intelligent
Does the Brain Filter Out a Wider Awareness?
Six Concussion Suits are Filed Against Colleges and NCAA
Mispronouncing Students’ Names:  A Slight That Can Cut Deep
The Five Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer
19 Books That Librarians Say Changed Lives
Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard
No Kidding:  Lindner Out to Franchise Pre-School Idea:  London Day School
A $35-Million Gift to Harvard Grad School of Ed Launches an Early Childhood Initiative
The Simple Key to Unlocking Your Creativity
The Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively
Parents Tell Kids to Borrow More For College
Three Strategies to Fund Your Child’s College Education
Former Students Call for Inquiry Into Alleged Assault Claims
Boston Attorney Calls For Investigation Into Abuse Allegations at Region’s Private Schools
Echoes of Abuse
United Educator’s Resources for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Five Steps in Responding to Sexual Harassment Claims
Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences
NJ Public HS SAT Scores Ranked Highest to Lowest
“Big Data” Was Supposed to Fix Education.  It Didn’t.  It’s Time for “Small Data.”
Healthy Revision:  Defining Learning in the Modern Age
The Six-Hour Workday Works in Europe.  What About America?
SSATB on Understanding the International Market
What Schools Should Know Before Jumping Into the International Market
NJ Job Growth:  Slow May Be the New Normal
Students at Fake University Say They Were Collateral Damage in Sting Operation
Education Abroad:  Six Things You Need To Know About Experiential Learning
What Do Globally Competent Students Look Like?
How Can the World Improve the Lives of Women and Girls By 2030?
A Technology Revolution Isn’t Coming to Technology.  It’s Here.
Ed Tech Implementation Leaves Room for Improvement
13 Digital Leaders Driving Education Forward
Five Myths About Classroom Technology (And What to Do Instead)
How to Integrate Google Apps with the Rigor Relevance Framework
Popularity of Ed Tech Not Necessarily Linked to Products’ Impact
Public School Enrollment to Rise Every Year Through 2024, Fed Data Predict
Tuition Discount Rates Reach Record Levels in Higher Ed
For a Personal Touch in Admissions, The College President Takes to Pen and Paper
Moving Beyond the One-Man Show:  Investing in the Right People
What Causes Uncomfortable Work Conversations and How to Avoid Them
Seven Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is One of the Fastest Growing Job Skills
Nine Things Truly Generous People Always Do
One Activity May Engage Your Brain More Than Any Other
This is What Happens When You Don’t Take Risks
Don’t Leave A Meeting Without Doing These Three Things
11 Simple Ways to Be a Little More Organized, and a Little More Productive
Reading a Speech is Good—for Insomnia
Leadership Means Knowing Your Mission
The Simple Way to Be a Better Leader
Meditating For Success
How to Move Beyond “You’re Either With Or Against Us"
Time Tracking:  A Potential Fix to the Busy Person’s Life
Office Design Keeps Changing But We Still Don’t Like It
Mastering the Art of Communication:  What Big Data Can Tell Us
One Question is All You Need to Judge Someone’s Personality
Catholic School Won’t Fire Transgender Teacher
White House Increases Overtime Eligibility by Millions
Transgender Bathroom Debate Turns Personal at a Vermont High School
The Future of Fundraising:  The #MajorGiftMovement
To The Parents of the Kids Who Aren’t Going to Get An Award
Schools Are Now “Soft Target For Companies to Collect Data and Market to Kids—Report
Social Media Creating “Hostile Environment” For Coaches
How to Manage Your One-to-One Program After You Hand Out the Devices
Four Things Worse Than Not Learning to Read in Kindergarten
Three Ways That Handwriting with a Pen Positively Affects Your Brain
Four Daily Habits of Exceptionally Well Connected Individuals
Empowering Educators Means Decoding Adaptive Learning (Michael Horn)
A Look at Some Possible NJSIAA Changes
Final Tally of Hospital Property-Tax Suits in NJ
NJ Issues Mandatory Report on Cost of Providing “Adequate” Education
Bill Expanding, Bolstering Early Childhood Education Unveiled in State Senate
Explainer:  Getting the Facts on Funding for NJ’s Charter Schools
Liberty Science Center Board
N.B.:  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.

3 May 2016
MIRAGE report (Pearl Rock Kane recommended this about teacher professional development
What’s the Makeup of the Perfect Private School Admissions Team Podcast
Five Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers
Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit
Forget Talent, Success Comes From ‘Grit'
What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out
Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’
Do Children in France Have a Healthier Relationship with Alcohol?
Drop Everything and Read This
Steps to Take If Your Child is a Victim of Cyberbullying
Overparenting:  Five Recovery Steps from a Former Stanford Dean
Seven Things to Teach Your Kids If You Want Them to Be More Emotionally Intelligent
20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking
Is It Still Possible to Teach The Scarlet Letter in High School?
Can an App Prevent Students From Getting Distracted?
The Future Looks Bright For STEM Education
If Children Lose Contact with Nature, They Won’t Fight For It
Playgrounds for All
Kindergartners Get Little Time to Play.  Why Does it Matter?
Three Best Educational Apps for Tech-Savvy Students
College Advice:  Communicate Well, Start to Finish
Most High School Seniors Aren’t College Or Career Ready
Malia Obana’s Gap Year is Part of a Growing Trend
How to Have a Successful Gap Year—Tips for Malia Obama and Other High School Grads
The Kids’ Show That Taught Me to Ask “Why?”
Try:  A Little Word Becomes a Big Gift
Leadership Means…Knowing Your Mission
10 Simple Behavior Patterns of the Most Successful People
Run Meetings That are Fair to Introverts, Women, and Remote Workers
Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch with the Best Leader in America
Seven Steps to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Emotional Intelligence
N.B.  These articles and others will be saved for a brief period of time on the NJAIS website.
APRIL 28, 2016
Charlotte Danielson on Rethinking Teacher Evaluation
Six Teaching Secrets For Long-Term Growth
Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns
A Nobel Laureate’s Education Plea:  Revolutionize Teaching
Six Ways to Welcome New Families Into the Fold
The Gift of Presence, the Perils of Advice (Parker Palmer)
For Parents of Autistic Kids 22nd Birthday Often Arrives With Dread
My Worst Nightmare:  What If I Accidentally Raise the Bully?
Rethinking Intelligence:  How Does Imagination Measure Up?
How We Learn Best (Dominic Randolph)
Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future
Why Applying to All Eight Ivies Makes No Sense
College Counselor:  I’m Sick of Reading About Golden Kids Getting Into Harvard.  Here’s the Story I want to See
Common App Saturates the College Admissions Market, Critics Say
Stanford Dean on Adult Skills Every 18-Year-Old Should Have
Greater Competition for College Places Means High Anxiety, Too
Succeeding Greatly By Failing Often
iPads Can Change Math Instruction, Study Finds
272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown.  What Does it Owe Their Descendants?
“Parachute Kids” Who Fell to Earth:  Dangers Facing Chinese Children Flocking to Study at US Schools
April Cruelty
Harpoon President Apologies for Remarks on Harvard Club
K-12 Procurement is Hell.  Let’s Fix It!
Dr. Ed Hallowell and Technology and Organization
A Generation Coming of Age
Why Do Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys?
Girl Up:  The Secrets to an Extraordinary Life
Nine Out of Ten Parents Think Their Kid Is On Grade Level.  They’re Probably Wrong
Number of US Students in Special Ed Ticks Upward
Everything You Need to Know About Sending Your Child to Boarding School
US Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High
The Genuine Faker
A Body-Language Expert Reveals the No. ! Indictor of Confidence and How to Cultivate It
10 Things Successful People Never Do Again
Seven Surprising Questions Great Leaders Ask
17 Motivational Leadership Books to Read
12 Critical Competencies for Leadership in the Future
Time and Punishment:  How to Be Less Busy and Get Your Life Back
Six Reasons Smart People Fail
Succeeding Greatly by Failing Often
The Toughest Lessons I’ve Ever Learned:  Six Powerful Leaders Share Their Stories
Seven Creativity Tips That Make Even Practical Leaders Successful
Constraints Can Be a Catalyst for Creativity
Why Writing is the Most Important Skill and Entrepreneur Should Master
Five Tips for Powerful Writing
Seven Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive
Microcredentials and Educational Technology:  A Proposed Ethical Taxonomy
Hacking, Innovating, and Failing Well:  How Tech Sector Principles Can Revolutionize Education Workplaces
Internet Safety Education:  10 Questions Parents Should Be Asking
Attention, Students:  Put Your Laptops Away
Innovation is Not About Digital, It’s About Culture
A Texas School Triples Recess Time and Sees Immediate Results
Six Must Watch TED Talks on Autism
Please, Please Clean Your Room!
Stop Telling Kids  You’re Bad At Math.  You Are Spreading Math Anxiety Like a Virus
10 Everyday Grammar Mistakes You Might Be Making
24 Libraries of the World so Magnificent They’ll Take Your Breath Away
Weeding the Worst Library Books
John Katzman on Leadership, Noodle, Educational Entrepreneurship
John Katzman at GSV Summit Including Disrupting the SAT
N.B.  These article and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.

Friday, 15 April 2016
The Maker Movement in K-12 Education:  A Guide to Emerging Research
A Nobel Laureate’s Education Plea:  Revolutionize Teaching
Angela Duckworth on Passion, Grit, and Success
Schools Are Finally Teaching What Kids Need to be Successful in Life
Taking the Politics Out of American History (and Out of A.P.)
U.S. History, Revised
Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered
Why Upperclassmen Lose Financial Aid
Career Coaching for the Playdate Generation
The Art and Science of Nit-PIcking
Does More Time on the Playground Equal Success in the Classroom?
Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring
The Changing Dynamic Between the Teacher and the Taught
Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!
How the Library Stays Relevant Even as Traditional Books Do Not
Study Abroad’s Seven Deadly Sins
Find Your Field
Are Charter Schools the Future of Desegregation?
What Hiking Does to the Brain is Pretty Amazing
Six Qualities of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders
Obama to Speak at Rutgers Graduation
Can EdTech Power a Social-Justice Approach to “Disruption”?
From the Classroom to the Boardroom:  Why Teachers are Essential to Blended-Learning Design
Can Latin Help Younger Students Build Vocabulary?
Student Engagement:  Is it Authentic or Compliant?
Four Time Management Tips to Help You Study
What’s Wrong with the Word “Rigor”
What’s Worse than a Difficult Conversation?  Avoiding One
Why Phones Don’t Belong in School
Multitasking is Killing Your Brain
Winning Hearts and Minds in the 21st Century
Five Exercises to Boost Creativity, Divergent Thinking
The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers
Kids With These Four Traits Can Grow Up to Be Great Leaders
Blended Learning Up Close—Really Close
Jason Groome’s Ineligibility Further Proof NJSIAA Rules are Out of Whack
H.S. Football:  State Education Commissioner Confident His Agency Can Solve Imbalance in HS Sports
N.B.  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
Upcoming NJAIS Professional Development Events:

19 April:  Science Teacher Meet-Up
20, 21 April:  Head of School Conference
26 April:  World Language Meet-Up
28 April:  Leadership Institute Dinner
3 May:  Diversity/Multicultural Forum Day
4-6 May:  Tri-State Business Officer Conference
10 May:  Food Service Directors Meet-Up
11, 12 May:  Admissions Conference

Please see the Professional Development section of the NJAIS website for online registration and more details.

8 April 2016
Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students) 
Stratford Festival Launches New Shakespeare Online Toolkit
Four Types of Workers Every 21st Century Admissions Office Needs (by Tom Sheppard at Lawrence)
Why Parents Pick Private
The Classroom of the Future
The Importance of Great Teaching on Children’s Success
Does More Time on the Playground Equal Success in the Classroom?
The Myth of the Hero Teacher
Will You Sprint, Stroll, or Stumble Into a Career
Use Design Thinking to Develop Seven Mindsets of the Mentally Wealthy
Boys, As Well as Girls, Perform Better in Single-Sex Schools
A Tale of Two Conferences 
When Kids Create Their Own Playground
More Jewish Day Schools Are Making Hebrew Optional
Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?
What It’s Like to Be a Chinese High Schooler in America
Laureen Powell Jobs Sees High School as the Next Design Problem Silicon Valley Can Help Solve
Little Wonder that Private Schools Give Pupils A Head Start
Survey:  Millennial Teacher More Interested in Financial Education
So, When During the Day Should Teachers Create Curriculum?
Never Too Young to Code
Spain’s Prime Minister to Cut Work Day
A Top Psychologist Explains Why Procrastinators are More Creative
Despite Lack of Scientific Evidence, Ban Wi-Fi Movement Persists
Teens Get Creative, Competitive With Over-the-Top “Promposals”
Stanford Students Want Western Civ Studies Back as the PC Backlash Begins
School Bus Driver in Child Porn Bust
Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest
10 Words Smart People Smart People Always Use and Seven They Never Do
The Skill to Sharpen:  Leadership
Making Sense of Alzheimer’s at School
Bad Boards and Pushy Millennials:  Fundraisers Share Strategies That Work—And War Stories
Online Giving Trends
A Decade In, Twitter is the Real-Time Pulse of Nonprofit Advocacy
NJSIAA Committee Endorses Big Changes to Nonpublic Playoffs
Transfers, Recruiting Still Major HS Sports Concern, Survey Says
Next Generation Sustainability Curriculum Forecast
Doane Academy, St. Paul’s School Battle It Out with Robots
Mount Saint Mary Junior to Pursue Studies in Rome with Scholarship
Hilltop School Offers Scholarships to Civil Servants
Camden Scholars Thrive at Moorestown Friends School
Rutgers Prep Celebrates 250th Anniversary
Kirby Foundation Awarded for Supporting Independent Schools
College Students Starting to Demand Living Wage Sportswear
Research Finds Poor Outcomes for Students Who Retake Courses Online
Free Photo-Editing
MIT Just Released an Online Learning Report Worth Reading
N.B.  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
Upcoming NJAIS Professional Development Opportunities:
12 and 13 April:  Development/Advancement Conference

20 and 21 April:  Head of School Conference

28 April:  Leadership Institute Final Session and Dinner

3 May:  Diversity Day

4-6 May:  Tri-State Business Officers Conference at Mohonk

12 and 12 May:  Admissions Conference

4 April 2016
St. Benedict’s Prep on 60 Minutes
College Admissions Shocker
What Is It Like to Be Poor At an Ivy League School?
At Bates College, Student Mailboxes are Shutting for Good
Princeton University to Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name on School Despite Outcry
An Open Letter to College Professors
Stop Innovating in Schools, Please!
How to Turn Your Classroom Into a Hotbed of Creativity and Innovation
Chart Shows How Committees Kill Creativity
The Classroom of the Future
New Study Reviews 25 Years of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate:  Here’s What They Found
Embracing Paradox to Create Powerful Learning Environments
How to Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit.  Six Secrets Backed by Research
Should Schools Get Grittier About Grit?
A Principal’s Reflections on Rigor, Relevance, and Transformation at the Ground Level
Dominic Randall on Going Global Without Going
Science Shows How Piano Players Brains Are Actually Different
What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?
A Gene in the Brain Helps Us Filter Out Distracting Information
The Enormous Power of the Unconscious Brain
You Can’t Learn What You Can’t See
Teen Girls Flip the Negative Switch on Social Media
How Social Media is Reshaping Today’s Education System
Five Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Age of Social Media
This 11-year-old Girl Reads More Than You Do
Video Shows Sensory Overload From a Boy with Autism’s Perspective
SSATB on Understanding the International Market
Private Schools Should Take Care Not to Tip the Scale in Favor of International Students
A Diverse Teaching Force?  This Search Firm Can Help, But It’ll Cost You
Five Design Secrets from the Kids Who Will Replace You
In Global Economy, Mass Lags in Teaching Foreign Languages
Double Trouble:  Sweet Briar College and Cooper Union
Why Pushy Parenting Has No Place on the Field
10 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Education at Home
10 Simple Ways to Improve Your People Skills and Build Relationships
Top 10 Skills Tomorrow’s Leaders Will Need
What Are the 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs?
Leaders Can Motivate Teachers and Students in Spite of Evaluations
The Five Daily Language (and Body Language) Habits of Great Leaders
Why Follow Your Dreams Is Misguided Advice
Getting Workers To Save More for Retirement
More Teachers Can’t Afford to Live Where They Teach
Kids’ Grades Can Suffer When Mom or Dad is Depressed
The One Key Secret to Being a Great Leader

Leaders, Build Your Success on Trust
Great Leaders Stand Out
Why Become a Leader?
How to Be a Leader, Not a Manager
Four Things A Great Leader Would Never Do
Seven Mistakes Leaders Make that Make Everyone Miserable
Five Signs You Are Not a True Leader After All
The Skill to Sharpen:  Leadership
The Daily Habits of 21 Highly Successful People
The Massive Difference Between Positive and Negative Leadership
How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things
Eight Ways Resilient People Approach Life, Love, Success
11 Signs of a Truly Authentic Person
Elevated Lead Levels Found In Other Parts of NJ
Science Says Silence Is more Important to Our Brains Than We Think
How Does Anxiety Short Circuit Our Decision-Making Process
Feds Aren’t Saying If Park Tudor, Attorney Could Face Charges
Eight Ways You Can Survive and Thrive in Midlife
Why are Americans So Afraid of Vacation?
UGH.  Another Niche Report!  These 100 Districts Have NJ’s Best Teachers
NJ Bill Mandating Recess Reintroduced in NJ
Letter Sent to Phillips Exeter Alumni From School
Ex-Teacher Barred from Prestigious NJ School
Marlborough School Says Abuse Victim Endangered Other Students By Staying Silent
Elite NJ Prep School Investigating Allegation sof Decades-Old Unreported Sex Abuse
Peck School in Morristown Investigating Sexual Abuse Allegations
Document Details Sex Abuse Allegations Against Ex-NJ Prep School Teacher 
Doing a Visual Search
Deep Learning Will be Huge, and Here’s Who Will Dominate It
Five Principles for Rigorous Technology Evaluation
Ideas to Retire:  Technology Alone Can Improve Student Learning
Education to Evolve with Technology, Personalized Learning
This Google Manager Has the Best Advice on Time Management
Upcoming NJAIS Professional Development Workshops

6 April:  Robotics and Computer Programming Round Table

7 April:  Reading and Learning Specialists Round Table

7 April:  What the Tech is Going On?

12 and 13 April:  Lower School Heads Conference

12 and 13 April:  Development/Advancement Conference

20 and 21 April:  Head of School Conference

28 April:  Leadership Institute Final Session and Dinner

3 May:  Diversity Day

4-6 May:  Tri-State Business Officers Conference at Mohonk

12 and 12 May:  Admissions Conference

Please register online at

16 March 2016
Palestinian Refugee Camp Teacher Wins $1 Million Global Prize
Panel:  Ditch Grades Now, Focus on Student Learning
Tearing Down Common Co-Teacher Barriers
Three Tips for Teaching Speaking and Listening Skills
QR Codes Can Do That
Eight Tips for More Effective eLearning
What Happens When Student Hackers Shut Down the Internet?
Eight Pieces of Ed Tech News to Note from SXS 2016
Innovative Teaching:  It’s Not the Technology, It’s the Thinking
The Power of Stealth Assessments
Can Social Media Nudge Teens Into Smarter Money Choices?
Mindful Leadership in Education
How Meditation Went Mainstream
Poll:  About Half U.S. Students Identify as “Hopeful” and “Engaged"
This Google Manager Has the Best Advice on Time Management
10 Things That Happen When Real Leadership Shows Up
The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World
Nonprofit Boards Urged to Do Better
Liberty Science Center to Create Nation’s Largest Planetarium
N.B.:  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.

9 March:  Upper School Division Heads

30 March:  Brain Injury/Concussion Management/Sun Awareness

31 March:  History and English/Language Arts:  “Crossing Departments:  The Challenges and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Collaboration"

See the NJAIS website for online registration and further information.
Friday, 11 March 2016
Colleges Admit Quiet Students Too
Letters of Recommendation:  An Unfair Part of College Admissions
For Asian-Americans, A Changing Landscape on College Admissions
Hidden Gold in College Applications
Fixing the Freshman Year:  What College Sophomores Say
Enough With Trashing the Liberal Arts.  Stop Being Stupid
Students Across US Take New SAT
Early Takers Say SAT “Wasn’t So Bad” and Not So Tricky
Will the New SAT Better Serve Poor Students?
A Secret World:  What Life is Really Like a Boarding School
The Importance of Digital Citizenship in Today’s Classroom
The 12 Apps That Every Parent Of A Teen Should Know About
Is Grit Doomed to be the New Self-Esteem?
Nonacademic Skills Are Key to Success.  What Should We Call Them?
The Road to Equity is Paved with Emotions
Teaching Empathy Through Dance
More Cities Model Arts Education After Boston Success
Testing for Joy and Grit
What Educators and Parents Should Know About Neuroplasticity, Learning, and Dance
Teachers are Using Theatre and Dance to Teach Math—And It’s Working
Fantastic New Ways to Teach Math
Most Literate Nation in the World?  Not the US, New Rankings Says
More Color in Kids Lit:  Your Best Picks
White Teacher:  I Thought I Could Reach My Black and Latino Students.  Then One Told Me Why I Couldn’t
A Principal Met a Student She Expelled, and It Changed Her Approach to Discipline
Harvard Researchers Discovered the One Thing Everyone Needs for Happier, Healthier Lives
Nine Habits Happy People Ditched a Long Time Ago
Seven Fun Ways to Teach Kids Mindfulness
Homework is Wrecking Our Kids:  The Research is Clear, Let’s Ban Elementary Homework
There is No Homework in Finland
What Seven Principals With They Knew Their First Day on the Job
Britain’s Exclusive Schools Try to Be a Little Less So
SKYPE Translator Preview Opens the Classroom to the World
50 Most Amazing College Chapels and Churches
What Are the 10 NJ Colleges with the Highest Paid Graduates?
Strategies For When You’re Starting Out Saddled with Student Debt
What Makes a Good Public Speaker?
Nine Things Dyslexics Are Good At
But How Will I Learn Without Grades?
Documentary Spotlights Teens’ Addiction to Screen Time
Video Games, Social Media Tied to Shorter Sleep for Teens
Students Partner with Jordanian Kids for Tech Project
What is News in the 21st Century?
Connecting and Helping with Technology
Take Note:  How to Curate Digitally
Open Source Textbooks and Resources Poised to Transform K-12 Education
Sixteen School Lunch Programs Making a Difference
Work Meetings Are Destroying Business (And How to Destroy Them Back)
Three Things Successful People Never Do
Why Failure Now Doesn’t Predict Anything About Your Success Later
The New Organization:  Different By Design
Why is Leadership Humility So Important?
Tips For Thanking (and Keeping) Donors
GuideStar Redesigns Charity Profiles
How One Nonprofit Connects Classrooms With Donors
Jersey Choice Awards Recognizes Newark Boys Chorus
Rumson Country Day Moves to the Forefront of STEAM and Global Citizenship Through Partnership with Level Up Village
Delbarton Ice Hockey in the News
Water at Morristown Hospital…!
N.B  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
3 March 2016
School Reform and Classroom Practice
How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step by Step
Bryan Stevenson Inspires Us to Change the World (summary of his amazing speech at NAIS Annual Conference.)
The Power Struggle Over Transgender Students
Six Illustrations That Show What Its Like In an Introverts Head
The Myth of the Hero Teacher
Automated Teachers, Augmented Reality, and Floating Chairs:  three Illustrators Envision the Classroom of the Future
Can You Spot a Good Teacher From His or Her Characteristics?
10 Reasons Why Classical Musicians Make the Best Employees
Complaining is Terrible for You, According to Science
How a Simple List Can Improve Classroom Behavior
Black Male Teachers a Dwindling Demographic
When Integrating a School, Does It Matter If You Use Class Instead of Race?
Ivy League Moves to Eliminate Tackling at Football Practices
Science Achievement Gaps, Present In Early Years, Persist Over Time
Let’s Stop Requiring Advanced Math, A New Book Argues
Engage Students in Active Learning
Exploring a School With No Classrooms
Blended Learning Helps Students at Different Cognitive Levels
French, Spanish, German…Java?  Making Coding Count as a Foreign Language
The Language You Speak Affects the Way You View the World, Study Finds
Ten Questions Every Rookie Teacher Wants Answered
Testing for Joy and Grit:  Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills
Why Teenage Girls Roll Their Eyes
First PARCC Test Results Are In.  How do the Public School Districts Rate?
It Took Dr. Seuss A Year to Write "The Cat in the Hat" and it Changed Kids Lit Forever
Gender Studies:  25 Teenagers Recommend Readings for Women’s History Month
Nine Business Terms That Everyone Hates
Five Words and Phrases Than Can Transform Your Work Life
Postal Rates to Drop 4.3% in April
Five Reasons Change is So Hard for Schools—and What Can Make It Easier
Good Things Take Time
How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body
How People Learn to Be Resilient
Three Habits of Remarkably Focused People
20 Signs You’re Working With a True Leader, Not Just a Boss
Why Some People are Great Leaders, and Others Are Not
Why the Leadership Industry Rules
The Seven Habits of Real Leaders
Employee Development:  How to Grown Your Employees When You Can’t Promote Them
The Value of Empathy
Read and Unread:  Communicating with Students
Four Ways to Inspire More Students to Code
Three Things Connected Educators Do Differently
Did You Say Free?  Support Grows for Open Educational Resources
Using QR Codes in the Classroom
Four NJ Natives Make Forbes’ “The World’s Billionaires’ List”
83 NJ Towns Rank About America’s Most Dangerous

9 March:  Upper School Division Heads

30 March:  Brain Injury/Concussion Management/Sun Awareness

31 March:  History and English/Language Arts:  “Crossing Departments:  The Challenges and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Collaboration"

See the NJAIS website for online registration and further information.
23 February 2016
14 February 2016
How Higher Ed Leaders Need to Rethink Tuition Discounting
Tuition Discounting at Private Colleges and Universities:  Unsustainable?
The Effects of Tuition Reduction:  A Report
Delayed Kindergarten Enrollment Dramatically Reduces ADHD in Children, Study Shows
Study Finds Improved Self-Regulation in Kindergartners Who Wait a Year to Enroll
Why Forcing Kids to Do Things Sooner and Faster Doesn’t Get Them Further
Fisher-Price Now Has a Toy That Teaches Preschoolers How to Code
Stop Humiliating Teachers
Dear School, It’s Not Me, It’s You
Learning How to Teach in an Increasingly Diverse Classroom
How People Learn to Be Resilient
The Limitations of Teaching “Grit” in the Classroom
What’s the Future of Education?  Teachers Respond
Success Academy Teacher Rips Student Paper
Hand’s Not Raised?  Too Bad.  I’m Calling on You Anyway
Building Empathy in Classrooms and School
Is More PE At School Linked to Higher Student Math Scores?
The Math Revolution
How Do We Make Math Enrichment Less Elitist
Ensure Head Search Success:  Counter Three Biases
To Rebuild a School Technology Program, Leaders Must First Arrive at Common Ground
Small Changes in Teaching:  The First Five Minutes of Class
Daydreaming Actually Does This To Your Creativity
Should Football Be Part of Your College Search?
Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into the Classroom
NJ Lost $18B in a Decade Due to Outmigration, NJBIA Report Says
Why It Pays To Be An Older Teacher
Three Problems That Every Leader Must Address
Six Little-Known Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
How To Be A Successful Young Leader at Work
How To Read a Book a Week
A Standing Desk for An Extreme Budget (Seriously, It’s $25.)
N.B.  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
Upcoming NJAIS Professional Development Workshops:
Please register for these upcoming events:

NJAIS World Language Meet-Up  
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
4:30-6:00 p.m. 
at Urban Table, Morristown, NJ

Please email me Blair Talcott Orloff at to RSVP

Let's start talking about what you would like for professional development.


NJAIS Librarians Round Table

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Location: Pingry School, Short Hills Campus, 50 Country Day Drive, Short Hills, NJ
(visit the website for directions)
Time: 9:30 AM-2:00 PM
Fee: $55 per person NJAIS member; $75 per person non-NJAIS member
Continental breakfast and lunch provided
Please join this Librarians Round Table and discussion. Bring your project ideas for a day of sharing information.


NJAIS Accreditation Team Training
Thursday, February 18, 2016
3:30-4:30 PM
Location: NJAIS Office, Morristown, NJ


*This training session is ONLY for those who have been invited to serve on an accreditation team during the Spring 2016.  If you have been assigned to a team and have not received training, please register. 



NJAIS College Counselors Meet-Up  
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
4:30-6:00 p.m. 
at Urban Table, Morristown, NJ

Please email me Blair Talcott Orloff at to RSVP

Let's start talking about what you would like for professional development.

NJAIS Upper School Division Heads Round Table (Grades 8-12)

  Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 
Location: Saddle River Day School, 147 Chestnut Ridge Road, Saddle River, NJ  07458
(visit the website for directions)
Time:  10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 
Fee: $55 per person NJAIS member; $75 per person non-NJAIS member
Continental breakfast and lunch provided

 Please join this Upper School Division Heads Round Table and discussion. 
Bring your ideas for a day of sharing information. 
Presenter and Facilitator: Doug McLane
Upper School Division Dean, Saddle River Day School

As part of the our Round Table, we'd like to share a collaborative, interdisciplinary project our Saddle River Day students have been working on with the internationally known company Fresh. The project has involved several Upper School classes (Psychology, Chemistry, and Graphic Arts) and 8th grade Science, English and Math classes in a unique learning opportunity. Throughout the project, students have gained authentic, real-world experience in product development, market research, delivering product pitches, and advertising.  After hearing from project participants, we'd like to discuss with all of you about the successes and challenges of interdisciplinary work at our schools. 

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NJAIS History and English/Language Arts Teachers Presentation and Round Table

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Crossing Departments: The Challenges and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Location: Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873
(visit the website for directions)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Fee: $65 per person NJAIS member; $85 per person non-NJAIS member
Continental breakfast and lunch provided


Roger Richard, Director of Instruction, Morristown-Beard School
Timothy Hannigan, History Department Chair, Morristown-Beard School
Darren Lovelock, English Department Chair, Morristown-Beard School

Round Table Facilitator:

Arika Easley-Houser Ph.D., Upper School History Teacher, Rutgers Preparatory School


Are you or your school interested in breaking down the barriers between disciplines and allowing students to connect content and skills? This presentation will explore the challenges and rewards inherent in initiating and developing an interdisciplinary program. Five years into the process, three presenters—a director of instruction as well as history and English departments chairs—will give a frank appraisal of this program at the secondary level. Please join this History and English/Language Arts Presentation and Round Table. In addition to the presentation, we invite you to bring your project ideas, resource lists, and curriculum maps for a day of sharing information.

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11 February 2016
New Ways Into the Brain’s Music Room
At What Age Is It Easiest to Learn a Second Language (Critical Period)
10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12
What Kids Need From Grown-Ups But Aren’t Getting
The New Preschool is Crushing Kids
How to Teach Frustration Tolerance to Kids
12 Empowering Children’s Books to Add to Little Girls’ Bookshelves
Sticky Sensory Tracing for Preschoolers
Making Science Teaching More Than a Backup Plan
Fermi Problems Site
NJ Center for Science, Technology, and Math
Five Ways to Make the Most of Virtual Field Trips
Two NJ Teachers Collaborate on Teaching Social Studies
92% of Students Prefer Physical Books to eReaders
Why Harvard “Compassionate Admissions” Won’t Change a Thing
College is the New Cable Bundle.  Do Students Deserve a “Netflix”?
Enrollment in Online Courses Rises
How to Tell Your School’s Story on Instagram
Hottest K-12 Technologies
Six Secret Habits of Highly Successful Millenials
NY Public School Teacher Pay
Poor Teen Literacy Levels Linked to High Screen Time
Five Schools in Sweden Adopt “Gender Neutral” Approach
Wanted in China:  More Male Teachers to Make Boys Men
Metacognition:  How Thinking About Thinking Can Help Kids
ADHD in Kinds:  What Many Parents and Teachers Don’t Understand But Need to Know
Genius Hour:  Learning How to Learn
112 “Codes” Teens Use on Social Media (How Many Do You Know?)
Kids’ Creative Drawings Become Real Inventions We Can Use
A Better Way to Teach History
Digital Map of the Roman Empire
Growing Ties Between US and Asia Are Helping Schools on Both Sides of the Pacific
New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried
How Would You Do on the New SAT?
The Importance of Serial Commas
Math 101:  A Reading List For Lifelong Learners
14 TED Talks On How Your Brain Works

8 February 2016
How to Be A Great Teacher from 12 Great Teachers
How to Raise a Creative Child.  Step One:  Back Off
Researchers Have Found a Major Problem with “The Little Mermaid” and Other Disney Movies
Free Harvard Tuition is a Bait and Switch
The Poisonous Reach of the College Admissions Process
Park Tudor Headmaster Remembered
Three x 3:  Admissions Committees
The Board’s Role In Creating a Giving Culture
28 Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses, or Basketball
Liberal Arts
Raising a Moral Child
Students Say Racial Hostilities Simmered at Historic Boston Latin School
To Rebulid “The Collapse of Parenting,” It’s Going to Be a Challenge
The End of College Rankings As We Know Them
What Ivy League Students are Reading That You Aren’t
Eight Technologies That Are Changing Education
Jane Fonda Has a Coach.  Why Don’t You?
Three Ways to Boost Your Confidence at Work
13 Motivational Signs That a Leadership Mindset is Inside You Though You Don’t Know It
How to Super Motivate a Team With Good Leadership Qualities
10 Signs Your Boss is a Manager vs. a Leader
How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence and Be A Better Leader
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
Four Things Successful Change Leaders Do Well

29 January 2016
Have E-Days Gained Enough Traction to Usurp Snow Days?
Do SATs or ACTs Predict Anything Colleges Need to Know?
Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes with the Law Draw Scrutiny
Can Colleges Make Caring Common?
Barnard College Receives Largest Combined Gift in 126-Year History
Amherst College Drops “Lord Jeff” As Mascot
The Power of the Business Office in School Marketing
US Schools Get Failing Grade for Financial Literacy Education
Grammar Nerds:  The Singular “They” Declared Word of the Year (ugh!)
Send the Right Message:  Abolish Red Pens For Correcting Papers
If Children Lose Touch with NatureThey Wont’ Fight For It
French to Focus On Creativity and Group Work in Response to Pisa Rankings, Minister Says
Learning Empathy Through Dance
Seven Tips for Creating Memorable Learning Experiences
What Teachers Can Learn From Lincoln
Study:  Both Sides of the Brain Process Numbers
The Man Who Tried to Kill Math in America
Teaching Math with Modular Origami
Physician to Parents:  You’re Doing It Wrong
Leaders Are Readers
What High Performing Countries Have to Teach Us About Teacher Training and PD
Will Robots Teach Our Kids?
Has Your Student Experienced Racism in High School?
Why We All Need Time to Tinker With Tech
Movi for Hand-held Video
An App Helps Teachers Track Student Attendance
Digital Learning Every Day
Digital Tools:  The Power to Empower
How Gadgets are Shaping the Learning Landscape for Kids
Education Technology Graduates From the Classroom to the Boardroom
Good Online Teaching Is Often Just Plain Good Teaching
Turn Testing Into Learning
Is it Time to Rethink Bloom’s Taxonomy?
Nurturing Ethical Collaboration
Why Introverted Teachers Are Burning Out
What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us
These 20 Books are Game Changes. 
Spaced Repetition:  A Hack to Make Your Brain Store Information 
VA Transgender Student’s Case Could Have National Implications
NJSIAA Perplexed Over Transfer Puzzle
New Competitors in a Fast-Changing Educational Landscape and How Independent Schools Can Confront Them (Heather Hoerle.  Admissions, read this one!)
Growing Numbers of Chinese Teens Are Coming to America For High School
Chinese Students and U.S. Universities Connect Through Third Party
How to Contain Costs of School Offerings Amid the Demand for Personalization
Why Private School Leaders are Glad No Child Left Behind is No More
Fundraising with a Resistant Board
Fundraising for the Small Shop
Three Ways to Transform “No” Into “Yes” When Asking for Major Gifts
Survey Shows Visualizing Success Works
This is Your Brain on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Other Digital Platforms
Is Anxiety in Young Boys the New Normal?
Four Things Successful Change Leaders Do Well
The Eight Self-Assessments You Need to Improve at Work This Year
Six Steps to Adapt to the Future of Work
Four Commonly Overlooked Reasons Why Creative Leaders Succeed
Eight Momentous Steps You Can Take to Thrive as a Leader
Always Do This When Making a Tough Decision
10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do
Mastering Your To-Do List:  The Magnificent Seven
N.B.:  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
Tuesday, 2 February:  Assistant Head and Division Head Meet-Up
Tuesday, 9 February:  Reading and Learning Specialist Round Table
Tuesday, 16 February:  World Language Meet-Up
Thursday, 18 February:  Concussions and Melanoma (For Nurses, Division Heads, Academic Deans, Coaches, etc.)
Please see for details.

21 January 2016
Rethinking College Admissions
Applicants Need to Know a College’s Priorities
Men’s Colleges Matter
What the People Who Read Your College Essay Really Think
Eight Colleges That Just Launched Big Tuition Discount Programs
How You Can Make a Makerspace Work For Your School
To Be Young, “Gifted,” and Black, It Helps to Have a Black Teacher
A “No-Nonsense” Classroom Where Teachers Don’t Say “Please"
Johnson and Johnson Announces Major Layoffs
The Preschool Inside a Nursing Home
Kindergarten the New First Grade!  It’s Actually Worse Than That
Kids and Screen Time:  A Peek At Upcoming Guidance
14 Tips to Make BYOD Work For You
Reports:  Teacher Professional Development Drives School Growth, and Other Countries Offer Models
Chinese Students and U.S. Universities Connect Through a Third Party
Global STEAM Program Announces Virtual Arabic Culture Exchange (Delbarton)
Arabic Language Students at Delbarton School Launch Virtual Exchange
Can a $9 Computer Spark a New Wave of Tinkering and Innovation?
Six Ways to Get Rid of Bad Meetings
How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting
When Is a Presentation Not a Presentation?  When It Is a PowerPoint
12 Leadership Tips For When You’re Not the Boss
Can You Spot a Liar?
Defusing An Emotionally Charged Conversation With a Colleague
Why the First and Foremost Important Person You Need to Lead is Yourself
Seven Inspiring Books You Must Read
How to Really Drive Organizational Change
A Click Too Far:  Why Using Social Media Isn’t That Great for Fundraising
Most Educated City In the US?
N.B.:  Please note that these articles and others are saved for a brief period of time on the NJAIS website.
26 January:  Head of School Luncheon and Presentation by Arthur Levine, former President of Columbia Teachers College
27 January:  History/Social Studies Faculty Round Table
28 January:  Upper School Division Heads Round Table
17 January 2016
More Than a Day Off:  How Some Communities Honor MLK Jr.
What Do We Really Mean By Risk-Taking in the Classroom?  (Trevor Shaw)
Death of Three Columbia Students Raises Fear Over Trips Abroad
Admissions Officers Go Online for Fuller Picture of Student Applicants
Five Ways to Build Your School’s Instructional Brand and Connect with Families
Kindergartners with Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School
Mother Still Searching For Preschool That Focuses Exclusively On Her Son
Learning Theory in the 21st Century Classroom
Pretty Girls Make Higher Grades
Five Ways Elite College Admissions Squeeze Out Poor Kids
Concealing the Calculus of Higher Education
How Some Would Level the Playing Field:  Free Harvard Degrees
Eight Strategies for Managing Your Teens Gap Year
“Pop-Ups”:  A Promising Model for Development
A Healthy Company
This CEO’s Success Hack?  Don’t Check Email
Improving Instruction in a Digital World
Apple Loses More Ground to Google’s Chromebook in Education Market
Nine EdTech Trends to Watch in 2016
How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers
Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate
NYPL Shares Huge Archive of 180,000 High-Res Public Domain Images Online
Brainology:  Transforming Students’ Motivation to Learn (Carol Dweck)
The Importance of Shared Silence (Parker Palmer)
Getting Schooled in Design:  10 Solutions For Education Settings
Standing Desks May Boost Student Cognitive Function As Well As Health
Defining and Defending Disruptive Innovation
We Learn More When We Learn Together
Three Simple Habits of Extremely Effective Leaders
Five Tips for Identifying Your Leadership Blind Spots
Why Smart Leaders Are Buffers and Translators
How Age and Gender Affect Self-Improvement
Seven Networking Tips for Introverts
Teach Your Teachers Well
Four-Dimensional Education:  The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed
Sesame Street:  How It Changed With Switch to HBO
Why Some US Districts Are Adding Muslim Holidays to the School Calendar
Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month
What is Financial Literacy?
Just Breathe:  When Teachers Practice Mindfulness
N.B.  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
11 January 2016
Turns Out Monkey Bars ad Kickball Might be Good For the Brain
Why Practicing Practicing From An Early Age is So Important
More College Credit in High School May Be a Way to Boost On-Time Four-Year Graduation Rates
30+ Predictions for Education in 2016
K-12 Trends to Watch in 2016
Six Education Stories to Watch in 2016
New Year’s Resolutions:  Don’t Do It!
Prep for New Teachers
The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have
School Discipline and Restorative Justice
Beyond Working Hard:  What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains
Shake Things Up with Blended Learning
We’re Thinking About ADHD All Wrong Says a Top Pediatrician
It’s Not Easy Teaching Special Ed
Will Future Historians Consider These Days the Digital Dark Ages?
Tech Tip Round-Up
Bill Would Put Armed Retired Cops in NJ Schools
Tech Helps Keep Homebound Students Learning
Seven Lessons Learned in 2015 From EdTech
Textbook of the Future:  Free, Open, Remixable
Using Computers Widens the Achievement Gap in Writing a Federal Study Finds
Administrators Devise Six Ways to Boost Online Course Enrollment
Gen Z Is About To Take Over Higher Education:  Here’s What to Expect
Brains of Compulsive Video Gamers May Be “Wired” Differently
Eight Fascinating Things We Learned About the Mind in 2015
Three Changes to the Education System
Montessori Schools Give Students Like Prince George Free Reign
The Success Habit I Wish I Knew 18 Years Ago
If You’re Too Busy For These Five Things Your Life is More Off-Course Than You Think
10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders Apart
Five Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For
There’s An “Invisible” Trait That Makes Leaders More Effective:  Here’s How to Develop It
Leadership:  Be Yourself
Do These Six Things to Be a Successful Leader
What Does Next-Gen Leadership Look Like?
16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016
Have you checked out the upcoming NJAIS Professional Development Workshops?
14 December 2015
Using Creativity to Boost Young Children’s Mathematical Thinking (Features Molly James from Kent Place!!)
Don’t Let Kids Play Football
How a Boy’s Concussion Death Changed British Sports
How I Apply the Four C’s of Parenting
John Rassias, Who Pioneered Foreign Language Teaching, Dies at 90
Paul Perkinson Appointed Next Head of Hudson School
States Look to Expand Computer Science Classes
A Kids’ Coding Expert Says We’re Making Computer Class Way Too Boring
When Kids Start Getting Hacked, It’s a Time to Wake Up About Cybersecurity
What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like
Existential Riddles
No One Is Too Busy to Be Creative
Six Education Theorists All Teachers Should Know
Accreditation Can Help NJ’s Urban Schools Reform, Agency Says
What the First Round of Test Results Say About Common Core Progress (Commissioner Hespe)
Changes to the Education System
10 Children’s Books That Feature Diverse Characters
The Lie About College Diversity
This Holiday, Talking About Religion in the Classroom is More Important Than Ever
How Well Do You Know Religion?
Young Muslim Americans Are Feeling the Strain of Suspicion
A Shifting Education Model in China
How to Plan for College Scholarship Applications
NJ Landscape Changing With Public-Private School Split
Historic Vote by NJSIAA Could Change Sports in the State
NJSIAA Votes to Separate Nonpublic Schools in Football and Wrestling
NJSIAA Votes to Change Landscape, Separate Public, Nonpublic Schools
NJ Athletic Director “Go Bleep Yourselves”
How to Solve the Public vs. Private School Battle in High School Sports
National Review of Interscholastic Solutions Related to the Public-Private Debate
Elon Musk and Other Tech Titans Create Company to Develop Artificial Intelligence
The Race To Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up
Astronomers Find New Object, Possible Super-Earth in our Solar System
NJ’s Private Preschools Struggle Against Steep Odds to Deliver Quality Care 
NJ SEEDS Welcomes Facebook and Dropbox Designer and Newark Academy Head to Board of Trustees
NJ Towns with “Dirty Little Secrets”
Intuitive Leadership:  How Non-Intuitive Leaders Lead Intuitive Employees
Three Key Things That Separate A Leader From a Manager
What the Michelin Guide Can Teach You About Leadership
Seven Characteristics of Inspiring Leaders
12 Leadership Behaviors That Build Team Trust
The Easiest Thing You Can Do to be a Great Boss
How to Run a Meeting of People From Different Cultures
How to Run a Meeting That Doesn’t Suck
A Former Google Exec Explains How He Evaluates His Senior Leadership Team
N.B.  Please note that these articles are saved for a brief period of time on the NJAIS website.
3 December 2015
Choose to Be Grateful.  It Will Make You Happier
The Great Thanksgiving Listen
The Hamlin School Embraces No Rescue Policy for Parents to Promote Resilience in Children
Five Ways to Restore Humanity to the Classroom
When the Suffering is Too Much, Where Must We Turn?  Thoughts on Paris, Pyres, Authorship, and Thanksgiving
Art and Empathy:  Acts of Gratitude in the Face of Violence
Why Affluent Parents Put So Much Pressure On Their Kids
Meet the Head Who is Changing the Landscape of Jewish Education
How ‘Twisted” Early Childhood Education Has Become—From a Child Development Perspective
Classroom Management Via TV Game Shows
Third Graders Hone Math Skills with Mozart Math
Don’t Forget, the Science of Memory Is Key To Helping Students Learn
15 Tips and Tools for Teaching Grammar
How To Make Sure That Project-Based Learning is Applied Well in Schools
Using Assessment to Create Student-Centered Learning
The Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid
We Aren’t Using Assessments Correctly
Why Everyone Believes in Formative Assessment But Nobody Does It
Assessments:  Providing Feedback and Monitoring Students’ Learning Through Formative and Summative Assessments
To Measure What Some Tests Can’t, Some Schools Turn to Surveys
Why Teacher Evaluations Often Go Awry
Why is Teacher Assessment Biased?
Eight Tricks To Make Yourself Wake Up Earlier
A Good Night’s Sleep
Addicted to Distraction
Why ‘Binge Watching’ Is To Blame for Kids Not Learning
Privacy Complaints Against Google Raise Questions About Student Data
New Professional Standards for Educational Leaders Are Released
Teacher:  A Student Told Me I Couldn’t Understand Because I Was a White Lady.  Here’s What I Did Then.
Can Online Exchange Programs Really Help Kids Learn About the World?
Can Real Global Learning Happen Online?
Global Partners Bring STEAM to Life at Girls’ School
First Language Leaves Lasting Impression on the Brain, Long After You Stop Speaking It
Rise of Multilingual Boss Creates a ‘Monoglot Celiling'
Why Today’s College Students Don’t Want to Be Teachers
Why Federal Spending on Disadvantaged Students Doesn’t Work
Ranking the Best and Worst Colleges For Low Income Students
Can An English Teacher Learn to Code?
Billionaires Show That Going to a Top College Isn’t Very Important
College Campus Protest:  Yesterday or Tomorrow?
The Three Things That Can Happen With Your Early College Application
Harvard to Discontinue Use of ‘House Master’ Title
Meditation in Schools
Celebrating in the Classroom:  Controlling the Chaos
Why Everything You Know About Millennials Is About To Change
Swastika is a Symbol of Peace, Elite School Tells Sixth-Graders
Seven Questions to Determine Whether Giving Tuesday Works for You
Are You a Leader or a Follower?
Nine Habits That Will Make You the Most Influential Person in the Room
Decisions, Decisions:  The Five Most Critical for a Leader
Text Neck is Becoming Epidemic and It Could Wreck Your Spine
Blended Learning Is the Future of K-12 Ed Tech
Carnegie Mellon and Disney Create Robot Design Program for Novices
Connected Learning:  How Mobile Technology Is Having an Impact On Education
Digital Learning and the Invisible Digital Divide
Marketing and the Taxonomy of Insights
Morristown Named Among Best Public High Schools in NJ (Another Niche survey…)
Fifth Graders Busted in Bomb Plot at NJ High School
House Restores Local Education Control in Revising No Child Left Behind
How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation
Compliance or Commitment?
These 15 Sci-Fi Books Actually Predicted the Future
Donald Trump’s Middle School Rejection Letter
St. Benedict’s Soccer is #1 Again
N.B.:  These articles will be saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
19 November 2015
How Would Today’s Smartest Teens Overhaul Education?  We Asked Them!
The Incubator School:  E is for Experimental and Entrepreneur
Spur Love for Livelong Learning in Schools, Say Nobel Laureates
What’s the Best Way to Teach Kids About Tragedy?
How to Turn a Bad Day Around
Art Does Heal:  Scientists Say Appreciating Creative Works Can Fight Off Disease
How Creativity is Helped By Failure
Class Clown or Gifted Student?  It’s a Matter of Perspective
What To Do As Early College Deadlines Get Later
Catholic High School Graduates Make Way More Money Than Anyone Else
Cernet and OESIS Lead the Launch of a Chinese-American Non-Profit Association for K-12 Online and Exchange
Jewish Teacher Stabbed in Marseilles
Life and Death in a Troubled Teen Boot Camp
Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business
Interview with Tye Campbell from Far Hills Country Day
Google Study:  Girls are Less Confident About Computer Science Ability Than Boys
Why Our Students Need Digital Leaders
Teaching Students Cyber Ethics
25 Words Your Kindergartner Must Know Before First Grade
Emotional Contagion:  Catching Your Child’s Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence
Autism’s Microbiome
My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Apartment
Racial Discrimination Protests Ignite at Colleges Across the US
Princeton Students Hold Sit-In on Racial Justice
Yale Dean Torn By Racial Protests
Mizzou, Yale, and Free Speech
Do Historically Black Colleges Provide the Safe Spaces Students are After?
The Globalization of America’s Colleges
U.S. Colleges See a Big Bump in International Students
The Un-College That’s Training $100,000 Developers
Teacher Starts Day Complimenting Students
Hey, New Teacher, Don’t Quit.  It Will Get Better
Barbie Ad Stars a Boy for the First Time
To Be Black and Transgender in Junior High
Your School Shapes How You Think About Inequality
The Four Ways To Figure Out What You’re Good At
The Power of an Impassioned Principal
Doest It Pay to Pay Teachers $100,000
The Easiest Thing You Can Do to be a Great Boss
The True Qualities of Authentic Leadership
Seven Surprising Questions to Measure Your Leadership
Seven Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders
Five Phrases Every Leader Should Overuse
Blend These Seven Personality Types When Building Your Executive Team
10 Reasons Why People Who Read a Lot Are More Likely to be Good Leaders
One Sure (But Completely Preventable) Way for Leaders to Lose Loyalty
Morristown Hospital Loses Closely Watched Property Tax Case
Atlantic Health to Pay ore than $15 Million to Settle Tax Case with Twon of Morristown
Princeton University Also Facing Tax Exemption Challenges

N.B.  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.

9 November 2015
Expectations Mount for Trustees in Higher Education
What Makes a Great Independent School Teacher (From NAIS Study)
A Venture Capitalist Searches for the Purpose of School.  Here’s What He Found
The Global Search for Education:  Learning for a New World
Extreme Study Abroad:  The World Is Their Campus
One More Way Independent Schools Can Ward Off Disruption (Michael Horn)
How Independent Schools Can Ward Off Disruption
Blended Learning:  An Interview with Michael Horn
Teaching Strategies to Help Students Succeed
Bill Gates Doubles Down on His Drive to Improve Teaching
To Improve Teacher Training, Start with a Clean Slate
Neuromyths in Education
15 Elements of Next-Gen Learner Experiences
Charting the Future of Competency-Based Education
25 Reading Strategies that Work in Every Content Area
Storytime with Dad:  Why Fathers Should Read With Their Children
The Classroom of the Future Comes Alive
The Best Way to Learn Math is to Learn How to Fail Productively
Higher Order Questions in eLearning:  What eLearning Professionals Should Know
15 Elements of Next-Gen Learner Experiences
How Minecraft Could Help Teach Chemistry’s Building Blocks
Video Game Maker Says Study Shows Its Game Helps Manage ADHD Symptoms
Five Reasons to Teach Robotics in Schools
Why Scientists Should Study Art and Literature
10 Team-Building Games to Promote Critical Thinking
Understanding Plagiarism in a Digital Age
How the Common Core is Transforming the SAT
Everything You Need to Know About the New SAT
It’s Not Your Father’s University…or Yours:  Lessons From the U
The Digital Revolution Has Already Happened in Higher Ed.  No One Noticed
As Transgender Students Make Gains, Schools Hesitate at Bathrooms
Three Ways To Become a Culturally Responsive Teacher
Why We Need Cultural Competence in Hiring
By Age 5, Children Have a Sense of Self-Esteem That Rivals Adults, Study Says
The Hottest Trends in Workplace Collaboration
It Takes Courage to Use Emotional Intelligence
Discoveries Who Mothers Mommy
Three Tips to Help Your Child Let Go of Perfection
“Great is the Truth” Looks at Horace Mann Scandal
Owen Labrie Gets Year in County Jail, Probabtion
Push for Diversity in Ballet Turns to Training the Next Generation
The Needless Complexity of Academic Writing
A College Coalition and the Law of Unintended Consequences
A New Coalition of Elite Colleges Tries to Reshape Admissions
What Does It Mean to Design for Enrollment?
The Futurist:  The Algorithmic Marketing
Five Undeniable Reasons Why Your School’s Website Needs to Be Responsive
Advancement Hacks:  How to Double Donations in Half the Time
How and Why You Should Involve Volunteers in Fundraising
Gifts Roundup:  $50 Million to Georgetown to Develop Leadership
Millennials’ Expectations Transform Employee Engagement:  The New Corporate Philanthropy
Charities Lost 103 Donors for Every 100 They Gained
At a Success Academy Charter School, Singling Out Pupils Who Have ‘Got to Go’
Teaching the Common Core in China
The Journey to Authentic Leadership
Good Values = Good Leaders
Are You a Boss or a Leader?
The Best Leaders are Constant Learners
Leadership Qualities vs. Competence:  Which Matters More?
Five Elements of Leadership You Can’t Succeed Without
Five Reasons People May Not Be Following Your Leadership
Share Don’t Scare:  We Need to Nurture and Learn From Young Cultural Leaders
12 Leadership Traits of the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs
Debriefing Helps You Process Lessons Learned
Taming Your Triggers:   Three Lessons From Steve Jobs For When Your Buttons Get Pushed
How to Ask Someone to Be Your Mentor
Five Elements of Managing a Virtual Workforce
One NJ Township Lands a Spot On Money for Best Places to Live List
NJ School Districts With Most Violence, Vandalism, Weapons, Drug Use, Bullying
This Year’s NAIS Trend Book is Now Available
N.B.  These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
24 October 2015
Using the Arts to Improve Student Achievement
Obama Administration Calls for Limits on Testing in Schools
Five Steps to Building a Successful Blended Learning Program
The Role of Teacher in a Blended Classroom
Starting With Yourself:  Six Ways You Can Get Comfortable with Blended Learning
If You Had Seven Minutes to Revolutionise Teaching…
Understanding the Minds of Boys:  Strategies for Student Engagement
Books At Home Tied to Future Reading Skills
Birth of a Middle School Word Wall
How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty
What Comeback?  Why NJ’s Economy Has Tanked!  
Nine Valuable Short-Cuts to Influence Nonprofit Donors
Five Ideas to Increase Enrollment Through Parent Engagement
Seven Big Trends That Will Change Your Social Media Marketing Strategy
The Eight Building Blocks of Strong Nonprofit Brand
Web of Illusion:  How the Internet Affects Our Confidence in What We Know
Why Collaboration is Necessary for Innovation

25 Top Schools for International Relations
Mandarin Language Learning Critical to US National Insterest
Famous Quotes, The Way A Woman Would Have to Say Them During a Meeting 
Nonprofits Face Internal Leadership Shortfall
Michael Horn, Thought Leader in Modern Education, Become Advisor to Ed-Tech Start-up Pedago
Keeping Black Men In Front of the Class
Leadership Skills for Kids
Eight Qualities of a Strong Mentor
What is Thought Leadership?
What is Leadership?
Leadership:  Can You Learn to Communicate and Embody It?
Four Most Important Leadership Qualities of a Good Leader
Leadership Is Not a Solo Act
Yes, Being a Leader is Scary.  Why You Should Go For It Anyway
Five Reasons Companies Thrive When Everyone Gets to Lead
10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership
The Best Leaders Are Constant Learner
10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders
A Contemplative Leader:  A Conversation with Bill George
Six Ways to Avoid Employee Burnout and Foster Innovation
Sick of Meetings?  Ditch Them
Eight Ways to Turn Negative Feedback Into Something Positive
How to Give Concise Positive Feedback
Don’t Let Social Media Hurt Your College or Career Start
When and How to Hire an Independent Educational Consultant
High School Educators Share Advice on Preventing Bullying in Class
Harry Potter:  The Sequel
The Invention Convention at Avenues
Re-Inventing the Library
When a Small-College Scholar Wins a Nobel, the Marketing Begins
Coalition’s Plans for New Application Platform Stir Debate
The Five Craziest Times of the School Year
Moving From I Can’t To I Can’t Yet
Can Early Interventions Get More Students Into STEM?
Can You Get Smarter?
Just have to put this in as the weather gets colder!  Want to work in the USVI?  Great school!
Please note that these articles and others are archived on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
7 October 2015
The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland
Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids
The Science of Learning
School Bans Playing Tag
Child Development From Below the Surface
Malcolm Gladwell Misses a Key Point
When Schools Overlook Introverts
How to Teach Introverts
Five Major Life Lessons We Need to Teach Our Kids…and Ourselves
How Do Parents Really Feel About Data?
Why I Don’t Hate Homework Anymore
Lego Wall for Learning
Teachers Can’t Fix the STEM Problem Alone
Tablet, Smartphone Use in K-12 Rises, and Learning Apps Have Big Presence
Keeping the Human Touch in Admissions—At Scale
More Technology Doesn’t Mean More Learning, International Study Finds
“Never Send a Human To Do a Machine’s Job:”  Five Big Mistakes in Ed Tech and How to Fix Them
The (Native) App is Dead; Long Live the (Web) App
How One Principal is Trying to Get More Black Men Into the Classroom
10 Things Every New Teacher Needs to Know
How to Develop Mental Toughness
Eight Habits of People Who Always Have Great Ideas
10 Things About Fundraising Via Crowdsourcing
Five Elements of Telling a Good Story
Three Infallible Principles for Personal Branding from Pope Francis
Eight Online Best Practices
Five Leadership Lessons for the First Year at Harvard Business School
Good People Make Good Leaders
Nine Innate Leadership Skills You Already Have But Aren’t Using
Princeton Day School Wins Garden of the Year Award
NJ Football Player Dies of Lacerated Spleen
New Long-Range NJ Winter Forecast Released
Two NJ Colleges Rank Among Top Global List
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Admissions:  Sizing Up the Competition
Focus on Admissions
Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset'
Why Do Students Hate History?  Some Thoughts on “Boring” Social Studies
Substitute Teacher Folder Makeover
Raising a Daughter?  Handle With Care—Especially When She’s 14
What New Teachers Need to Know About PD
Learning from PowerPoint:  Is It Time for Teachers to Move On?
Three Lessons for Teachers From Grant Wiggins
Improving Schools:  Avoiding Student Burnout
Science of Child Development 
What Do Students with Special Needs Say They Want to Learn?
Certain Type of Cyber Attacks on the Rise with Schools
Poll:  Most College Students Prefer Laptops Over Tablets for School
50 Colleges That Jump-Start Careers
Before You Can Lead Others, You Need To Manage Yourself
When Leaders Tell Stories
How To Be A Leader When You’re Not the Leader
How to Develop a Leadership Culture
Fixing Our Unhealthy Obsession with Work Email
A Neuroscience Approach to Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving
Five Surprising Things Super Successful People Do
Five Emerging Trends for Innovative Tech in Education
How Do You Run the Perfect Video Conference?
20+ NJ Museums To Offer Free-Admission Saturday
10 Snobbiest Towns in NJ
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22 September 2015
Athletic Directors Call for a Time of Action From NJSIAA
Nine Science-Backed Tips to Help You Study Smarter
Four-Day School Week Linked to Better Academic Performance, Study Finds
Homework:  A New User’s Guide
Reinventing High School
High School is Too Old School
Appreciating Terrific Teachers:  10 Things Parents Can Do to Show Their Support
Harvard Launches Virtual Classroom for Students Anywhere
FraudAlert:  Criminals Test Stolen Credit-Card Numbers on Charity Websites
The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources
Creative Ideas for Giving Tuesday 2015
Women Nonprofit Leaders Still Make Less Than Men, Survey Finds
Studies Examine Men vs. Women In Giving
The Five Fundamentals of Effective Listening
Golden Rules for Receiving Feedback
25 Books You Should Read According to a Few of the World’s Most Successful People
The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work
Five Reasons People May Not Be Following Your Leadership
If Leadership Were Easy, Everyone Would Follow You
Integrity:  The Cornerstone of Great Leadership
Nine Things Great Leaders Do Differently
Three Ways to Encourage Smarter Teamwork
25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader
12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart
Lots of EdTech Articles
Seven Important YouTube Tips for Teachers
Discover Labs Brings Virtual Reality to the Classroom, Lets Teachers See What Students See
How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery
Six Excellent YouTube Channels Created By Teachers
Seven Strategies to Survive As An Introverted Teacher
Can Introverts and Extroverts Ever Work Well Together?  How Opposites Can Collaborate Brilliantly
How to Be Present in the Moment ad Why It is So Important
Five Tech-Savvy Teaching Tools Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy
Five Apps to Empower Students’ Study Skills
Ease Your Kids’ Academic Anxieties.  Top Five Education Apps
10 Tips for Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom
Turning a Web Design Class Into a Small Business
Skype Connects Classrooms With Field Trips Around the World
Benefits of Sand and Water Sensory Play for Child Development
Top 10 Best Educational Websites for Preschoolers
Coding Class, Then Naptime:  Computer Science for the Kindergarten Set
Elementary Classroom:  Making the Most of the First Month
Six Tips for Creating a Back-to-School Maker Space
Why Civics is About More Than Citizenship
Not All Attention Problems are ADHD
How to Help Kids Learn to Fail
How to Help Kids Talk About Learning Disabilities
The New College Scorecard:  NPR Does the Math
More Minority Students, Fewer Teachers of Color
How to Mark Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom
Safety Experts Question Classroom Barricade Devices
Three Apps Could Help Keep Your Kids Safe
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 15 September 2015

Computers “Do Not Improve” Pupil Results, Says OECD
How Schools Are Handling an “Over-Parenting” Crisis
The Big Search (good for for admissions)
The Experience
Taylor Mali:  What Do Teachers Make?
Opening Faculty Meeting with Music...
Niche Rankings (UGH!)
List of 20 Top Countries to Raise a Family
25 Totally Bizarre Scholarships You Can Apply For
American Students Head to Germany for Free College
Exclusive Survey:  Parents Weigh In on the Digital Classroom
Are You Ready to Join the Slow Movement?
Teachers Colleges Struggle to Blend Technology Into Teacher Training
13 Keys to Successful Blended Learning
Parents Sue School Over Son’s “WiFi Allergy"
New Google-Like Search Technology is Curbing Course Dropouts
New Online Credential Program Aims to Turn Out 10,000 New Teachers in the Next Five Years
NJ Monthly Listing of Best Places to Live in NJ
What Happened with the $100 Million that Newark Schools Got from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg?  Not Much

21 August 2015

Teacher Shortage Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional)

Can We Interest You in Teaching?

Teacher Shortage?  Or Teacher Pipeline Problem

Five Characteristics of an Effective School Team

Summer Letters to My Students:  Beginning to Build Relationships

What Independent Schools Can Teach Higher Ed on Governance

Collaborate for Real

Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Changes:  What Do They Mean for Your School?

Four Independent Schools With A+ Content Marketing

How Storytelling and Digital Marketing Helped this University Increase Enrollment by 41%

The 14 Best Content Marketing Resources for Independent Schools

Proctor Academy’s New Approach to Marketing Sends Stats Soaring

Back-to-School Website Checklist

The Coddling of the American Mind

To Learn More, This High-Schooler Left the Classroom

Common Core:  A Private School Perspective

Kohn, Dweck, and Growth Mindset:  Are there Different Emerging Usages of the Term?

When Vision Isn’t Enough

Nine Tips for Creating a Positive Change in Your Culture

Nice Kids Finish First:  Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success

Why Young Kids Need Less Class Time and More Play Time at School

Why Pushing Kids to Learn Too Much Too Soon is Counterproductive

Want to Foster Rich Academic Discussions?  Try a Student #Edcamp

Tech Innovation Transforming the School Library

Start the School Year By “Awakening Your Dreamers”

How Teachers Can Engage Students in Poetry

Video:  Engaging Students Without Tech

The Global Search for Education:  Online Educational Tools

Eight Ways Educators Help Parents Promote Powerful Learning

How Blended Learning Increases Teacher Job Satisfaction and Retention

Good Talk:  Raising Smart Learners Through Rich Conversations

Project Lead the Way and STEAM

Does Reading Harry Potter Have an Effect On Your Behavior?

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

Virtual Summer Camp Uses “Minecraft” To Teach Digital Skills

The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn't

Use These Two Words On Your College Essay to Get Into Harvard

That “Useless” Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket

Stop Universities From Hoarding Money

Establishment Goes Alternative

Is Your Health Plan HIPAA Compliant?

The CFO’s Role in Business Transformation

A New Study Finds a Key Component of Effective Leadership Is Surprisingly Simple

The Soul and Courage of a Leader

The $1-a-Week School

Made in America:  China is Importing Charter Schools

Beyond Guilt or Innocence in Prep School Rape Case, Question of “Ugliness”

Rape Case Puts Focus on Culture of Elite St. Paul’s School

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is Actually Getting Kind of Serious

How Helicopter Parents Changed the Workforce

Millennials Bring Tech and Generational Change to Work

That’s Not Funny!  Today’s College Students Can’t Seem to Take a Joke

How the World’s Biggest Education Company Will Spend the Next $2 Billion

NJ Schools:  Diversity Gap Widens

Ann McGovern, Author, Is Dead at 85; She Made “Stone Soup” a School Staple

NJ Has Four of America’s Top High Schools

Bear in Morristown

NJ Bear Hunting Season

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August 4th, 2015

IB Saw Rapid Growth in High-Poverty Schools

Western Companies Look Hard As China’s Growth Slows

Court:  $41M Award Might Discourage School Trips Abroad

Love of Learning is the Key to Success in the Jobless Future

10 Truths About Building School Teams

School Success Kit for Kids With Executive Functioning Issues

Study Ties Picky Eating in Preschool to Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Family Problems

My Shame as a Teenage Sped

Helping Your Kids Get a Good Start in College

The Future of Work and Workers

The Seven Habits of People Who Have Achieved Work-Life Balance

When and Why a Brand Review Benefits Independent Schools

Note to Heads:  You Can’t Keep Ignoring Social Spaces

Visibility High Priority for Principals

Claimed and Unclaimed Episcopal Identity

Use These Two Words in Your College Essay to Get Into Harvard

Boys Tend to Either Get Top Marks or Fail in Exams, Says New Research

Why are Fewer Boys Going to University?

How To Bring Playfulness to High School Students

Here Comes Gen Z:  What Makes Them Tick

Millennial Dads Demand Flexible Hours, Robust Benefits To Help Raise Kids

Teacherpreneur:  Five Ways All Teachers Can Advocate for the Profession

President Obama Praises South Korea for Paying Teachers As Much As Doctors

Eight Things Every Teacher Can Do to Create An Innovative Classroom (By Trevor Shaw of Dwight-Englewood School)

Inside the Failure of Google+, A Very Expensive Attempt to Unseat Facebook

How Can I Tear My Tween Away From That Screen?

Taking The First Steps Towards Teaching With Video Games

From the Mouths of Babes

School Librarians Want More Tech and Bandwith and Grapple with Budgets

“Comics Connector” Finds Comics Professionals for School Visits

The Case of Reading Aloud to Students of All Ages

No Slacking Off!  How Savvy Teachers are Turning to Trello and Slack

The Key to Digital Learning?  Bring It Into the Real World

You’re Already More Persuasive Than You Think

Who and What to Ask Before Hatching Your Plan to Lead

Are You Holding Your Own Daughter Back?  Five Ways to Raise Girls to Be Leaders

The Six Most Revealing Types of Interview Questions

The Art of Relaxation:  Ideas to Get Students to Unwind and Recharge

The Power of Mindfulness

How Mindfulness Is Being Used in Schools

Teacher Resources from Child-Mind Institute

The Top Five Education Issues in New Jersey (according to Commissioner Hespe)

The Gift of a College Education Should Inspire Others

Are NJ Schools Doing Enough to Stop Teacher Sex Abuse in the Classroom?

July 31st, 2015

Sizing Up the Competition.  How Are You Dealing With the Competition

Marketing Your School Part VI:  What Is Your Tuition Strategy?

How Presidents and Enrollment Leaders Can Get on the Same Page

Top 10 Tips for Those Starting Teaching in September

The Maker Movement and the Classroom
Cool at 13, Adrift at 23
The K-12 Binary
Harvard Recruited Her for the Women’s Swim Team, But He’ll Jump Into the Pool As a Man
A New Era of Tech-Savvy Colleges
How “Privilege” Became a Provocation
Bronx Teacher Uses Gardening to Inspire Students to Study Science
What’s the Best Way to Take Notes on your Laptop or Tablet?
iNACOL Offers Lessons for Successful Blended Learning Implementations
How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning
Books That Snap, Crackle, Buzz, and Sing
What a Classroom Engaged in Real Learning Looks Like
Video Games Could Be Good For Your Mind
Have a Good Night’s Sleep to Help You Remember
43% of Coders = Girls (and More)
Revised AP History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism
That “Useless” Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket
Student Self-Publishing:  An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning
Endowments Thrive at Pricey NYC Prep Schools
A Low-Income Brooklyn High School Where 100 Percent of Black Male Students Graduate
Rutgers to Launch Athletic Program for Disabled Students
A Trenton School Where Clowns Are Welcome
The Weakest Link in Newark’s Efforts to Raise College Completion Rates
Pairing E-Portfolios with Badges to Document Informal Learning
Forbes Names Top Colleges.  How Did NJ Schools Fare?
The Federal Government As Arbiter on Which Colleges Stay Open:  No Way!
Eight Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Delegate
The Six R’s of Summer Vacation
Five Ways to Make Working Remotely Actually Work
Work, Rest, and Play in An Anytime, Anywhere Century
Creativity Culture:  Seven Keys to Creating a Safe Place to Engage
Cleaning House
Why It’s Critical to Pair Content with Lab for Course Success
The Play’s the Thing:  High School Productions Down the Decades
What the New Education Buzzwords Actually Mean

14 July 2015

Mindfulness:  Seven Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work
Eight Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace
How “Making” Expands Students’ Visions of Themselves
The Past, Present, and Future of School Design
Eight Ways Schools Can Become Truly Future Ready
Universities Create National Initiative for Competency-Based Education
College Freshmen Seek Financial Security Amid Emotional Insecurity
What Schools Can Learn from Corporate Mentoring
What the Color of Your Logo Says About Your Company
The One Focus Group Agency Execs Love:  Their Kids
How to Cut Children’s Screen Time?  Say No to Yourself First
What’s Next:  Blended Learning 2.0
Kids Prefer Maths When You Let Them Figure Out the Answer for Themselves
Catch Them Before They Fall:  A Summer Math Program Aims to Improve Odds of Success in Algebra
Philosophical Discussions Boost Pupils’ Maths and Literacy Progress, Study Finds
Students’ Reading and Math Skills Are Still All Over the Map
Advocates for Arts Education May Be Doing More Harm Than Good
Lego Tries to Build a Better Brick
Want to Raise a Smarter Kid?  Read Out Loud
What’s the Best Way To Take Notes On Your Laptop or Tablet
DIY Education Before YouTube
The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives
Facebook Teams Up with SJSU to Get More Women in Cybersecurity
Three Ways Ed Tech Tools Predict Student Success
Malala Turns 18, and Opens a School for Syrian Refugee Girls
BC Professor Adds Hands-O Lessons to Chinese Schools
How Textbooks Can Teach Different Versions of History
Forget French and Mandarin:  Arabic is the Language to Learn
How Teaching English On My Year Abroad Improved My French
11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently
What Your Summer Vacation Can Teach You About Your Job
Just Because You’re Happy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Burned Out
Four Qualities Every Great Hire Has
Does Your Organization Have a Shortage of Future Leaders?
Leadership Lessons From a True Renaissance Man
“Hamilton” Heads to Broadway in Hip-Hop Retelling
LA Students to Get Education About Sexting This Fall
NJBIZ List of the 50 Wealthiest New Jerseyans
Eight of NJ’s 50 Wealthiest Residents Live in Morris County
Which NJ Schools Have the Best Teachers?  NJ To Release Data
How Much is $100 Really Worth in NJ?
9 July 2015
Crowd sourced completion of books and documents intended to provide historical context on Charleston, SC
Singapore-Style Teaching Helps Solve Problem of Maths Failure, Says New Research
How I Learned to Love Math and Love Teaching It
Screen Addiction is Taking a Toll on Children
100 Percent Is Overrated
Bring Back Risk and Adventure to the Classroom Experts Say
Managing the Classroom for Creativity (by Molly James, Kent Place School!!)
Getting Off Task
Beyond Academics:  What a Holistic Approach to Learning Could Look Like
UK Study Says Nearly Half of Children Leave School Without Basic Movement Skills
Highly Trained, Respected, and Free:  Why Finland’s Teachers are Different
Swiss School as a Multilingual Playground
The Case for Foreign Languages As An Aspiring Lawyer
Five Steps for Responding to a Social Media Crisis
Face It, Your Brain is a Computer
The (Possible) Myth of Young Teachers Being Tech-Savvy
Rich Kids Study English
Bill Nye the Science Guy Talks Keeping Teens Interested in STEM
Dow, Smithsonian Partner on Teacher-Scholar Program
What It Is To Be a “Learning Worker"
Is the App Mentality Killing Student Creativity?
Poor Students Often Lack a Home Internet Connection.  Is This FCC Program a Solution?
School Field Trips Go Virtual
How Educators Are Using Twitter
Wrapping Kids in Cotton Wool
Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone
Charitable Giving Rises Past Pre-Recession Mark
The Ivy Lee Method:  The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity
Becoming a Better Public Speaker:  Tips From the Greats
31 Traits All Great Leaders Share
Ten Good Questions for Leaders to Ask Themselves
What People Analytics Can’t Capture
The Only Seven Things You Can Control in Life
Lean Management is the Only Way to Make Adaptive Change a Way of Life
Leadership Caffein:  The Inner Game of Leading
The Keys to Organizational Agility
Seven Leadership Lessons I Learned from an Injury
How HR Should Reinvent Leadership Development
Six Personalities in Every Office and How to Manage Them
Why Videoconferencing is Growing So Rapidly
The Trouble with Putting Goals Ahead of Strategy
One Question You Should Ask Everyone You Meet
Nine Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends
Strengthening Your Cultural Fortress
Whatever Happened to Middle Class Income Gains?
IRS Plans to Begin Releasing Electronic Nonprofit Tax Forms Next Year
NJBIZ Presents the 50 Wealthiest New Jerseyans
College of Saint Elizabeth to Admit Males
500 Layoffs Coming for Two Morris Healthcare Giants
18 Morris County Towns Names ‘Best Suburb to Raise a Family’—Is Yours One of Them?

Montclair Kimberley and Pingry Sports in the News
Wardlaw-Hartridge and Pingry Sports in the News
White House Honors Two NJ Teachers for Keeping America “Cutting Edge”
NJ Awards Millions for Research Into Diagnosing, Helping Kids with Autism

16 June 2015

American Universities Are Addicted to Chinese Students

Let the Kids Learn Through Play

This Really Isn’t Kindergarten Anymore

Should 3rd Grade Be the Pivot Point in Early Reading?

Self-Image Matters:  Helping Kids See Themselves as Readers

How to Teach Students to Struggle and Fail…Productively

Brain Science:  Should Schools Teach Boys and Girls Differently?

School Alienation, Patriarchal Gender-Role Orientations, and the Lower Educational Success of Boys.  A Mixed-Method Study

Schools Rethink Health Class:  Incorporate Mindfulness Training

How to Raise an Adult

Tapping Your Inner Wolf

How to Grade a Teacher

Nonacademic Skills Are Key to Success.  But What Should We Call Them?

Bill Gates, College Dropout:  Don’t Be Like Me

What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Robots

Making Computer Science More Inviting:  A Look at What Works

Stop “Defending” Music Education

Don’t Go to Music School

Five Tactics to Become an Outstanding Public Speaker

“Swatting” in NJ

Can Reading Make You Happier?

Study:  Feedback Doesn’t Always Help Students

New Google Fellowship Pays for Nonprofits to Build Digital Literacy

The Seven Popular Google Doc Tools for Teachers

Four Important Apps for the Paperless Classroom

Google’s Genius Futurist Uses Asian Folk Tale to Explain How Technology Will Rule the Future

It’s a Political Failure:  How Sweden’s Celebrated Schools System Fell Into Crisis

Future Ready:  Augmented Reality Revolutionizes How We Work

$21 Million Boosts International Program at Dartmouth

Barnard College, After Much Discussion, Decides to Accept Transgender Women

Cafeteria Scene

Bon Jovi’s Son Plied with Booze, a Hooker, on Class Trip to Cuba

Ex-Headmaster Rejects Deal, Gets 50 Years for Child Porn

Former Branson School Headmaster Pleads No Contest In Drug Case

25 Books That Will Teach You the Most Powerful Leadership lessons Ever

Agile Leadership and the Entrepreneur

Five Idea-Related Leadership Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Eight Ways to Tell If You’re a Good Boss or Bad Boss

10 Leaders Share the Habits That Help Them Be Freakishly Productive

Leadership Development:  Maslow, Motivation, and Cultural Difference

How to Set Up the Perfect Online Meeting

The 2015 Honor Roll:  Ed Tech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs

Charitable Giving Rises Past Pre-Recession Mark

A Visit From Kendrick Lamar in NJ:  Best Day of School Ever?

Test Preppers, Take Note:  Free SAT Study Tools Could Signal Sea Change

Peck School Student in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Esperanto Language Making a Comeback

Data Mining Finds Lessons About Procrastination

4 June 2015

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

How NJ Private Schools Misuse Public Funds

Schools Rethink Health Class, Incorporate Mindfulness Training

Anxious Students Strain College Mental Health Centers

Anxious College Students Unfairly Stigmatized By Inaccurate NYT Article

Non-Academic Skills Are Key to Success. What Should We Call Them?

Study: Nearly Third of Teens Changed Health Habits Based on Online Search

The Voice of Reason

Suicide and Mental Health: New Resources Inform Teachers About Warning Signs

Single-Sex Schools Offer Unique Benefits

Challenging the Coed Standard: A Single-Six Education Makes All the Difference for Girls

Are You Really Ready to Serve?

If Not the Annual Performance Appraisal, Then What?

The 10 Most Popular TED ED Lessons for Students

Top 10 Things Heads of School Need to Know About Digital

Five Language Learning Tools for the Lazy Learner

100 Apps for Classroom

Five Tech Tools To Encourage Critical Thinking

Implementing Blended Learning: New Models and Promising Practices (video)

Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students (Free Coursera classes)

Education No More Distant with Video-Conferencing

Why Technology Alone Won’t Fix Schools

We’ve Lost Sight of the Point of Testing

What are Good Ways to Prepare My Kids to Become Billionaires?

Three Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

The Qualified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Everything Faster

Coaching: The Next Great Workplace Benefit

Top Jobs in 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

Redefining Smart

50 Best Books of Summer

A Japanese Charity’s American Debut

Rice University Receives $50 Million to Launch Leadership Center

What Does It Mean to Be Affordable

Telling Stories of Future Success

New Tactics for Battling Head Lice

Religion and Ethics Weekly: St. Benedict’s Prep

Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

Horace Mann’s History of Sexual Abuse Won’t Go Away

New Alumni Report Finds More Abuse at Horace Mann

An Extraordinary Story of Sex Abuse of Students at Elite Private School Over Decades

FTC Launches Recovery Site for Identity Theft Victims

Top 10 Books That Help Leaders Keep Their Skills Sharp

11 Books Every Leader—and Wannabe—Should Read

How to Avoid Six Common Leadership Mistakes

Can Exercise Really Make You a Better Leader?

Four Leadership Lessons Learned from Orchestral Conductors

The One Thing That Will Ultimately Determine Success As a Leader

Six Leadership Styles and When You Should Use Them

Mays Top 10 Leadership Stories

Why Do Positive Leaders Believe It Pays To Be Virtuous?

The High Cost of Jersey: Why We Leave

12 May 2015

Slow Down

The Big Problem with the New SAT

ACT to Expand Computer-Based Testing

With Few Language Skills to Speak Of, Will America Be Left Behind?

Five Trends in Language Learning

AltSchool Promises to Reimagine Education for the 2030s

What the Point of a Professor?

Plug Into Technology to Find the Best College Match

How To Build a Happier Brain

Three Stoic Principles That Will Help You Live a Joyful Life

Explore Emotional Intelligence with Meka’s Method

Just Because You Wander Doesn’t Mean You’re Lost: LSC Genius Gala

Summer Reading: It’s (Still) Not Just For Kids

America’s Best Teachers Use Theatre and Rap to Get Kids Into Math

How Reading Comprehension Can Boost Math Scores

Some Schools Embrace Demands for Education Data

Creatures of Habit

McKinsey Highlight the Keys to Successful Change

The Art of the Sound Bite

Four Things Kindergarten Teachers Want You to Know

How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment

Characteristics of a Culture of Learning

Fostering a Culture of Collaboration

Great Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration in Class

How Parents Are Wrecking Their Kids’ Job Prospects

How Not To Be a High School Helicopter Parent

Do Kids Today Have Too Much Homework?

Avoid Blurry Vision and “Shiny Objects”

Why Teach Digital Communications?

Black Girls Should Matter, Too

Thriving in the Homestretch

Five Myths About Blended Learning

Five Rude Emails You Send Every Day

12 Lessons From Business Leaders’ Moms

Five Leadership Lessons You Can Learn from Game of Thrones

What Jazz Taught Me About Leadership

Every Leader is an Artist

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be An Education Entrepreneur

10 Ways to Shorten Long Meetings

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

How to Avoid Commencement Clichés

Young Women and Leadership

It’s Simple: Reading Makes for a Better Leader

Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone

Find the Right Behaviors To Get Great Results

Develop These Five Skills to Become an Outstanding Leader

Ask Why When Considering a Policy

Leadership Lessons From Disney on How to Inspire Your Team

Three Leadership Lessons from the Dalai Lama

Four Personality Traits of a Great Leader

Why Companies Get Stuck

Children’s Playgrounds From Around the World

The Importance of Early Childhood Education: A Teacher’s Perspective

NJ: State of Pre-schools

Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says

At Rutgers, It’s Books vs. Ballgames

Pingry Sports in the News

15 April 2015

The Dangers of Tuition Discounting

Changing the Nature of Board Engagement

Flipping the Boardroom For Trustee Engagement

How Many Board Members for Nonprofit Boards?

Simple Steps to Promote Diversity at Nonprofits

Succession Planning

Best, Brightest…And Saddest?

The Moral Bucket List

What I Learned When a Lockdown Drill at Our School Went Wrong

Five Flaws With College Financial Aid Letters

The Trader Who Donates Half His Pay

What is Education For? The Data Trap

What is Blended Learning and Why It Matters

What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets

Free-Range Kids and Our Parenting Police State

Quality Time, Not Quantify, Benefits Kids’ Outcomes

How Our Backward Approach To Education Hurts Our Youngest Learners

What Early Childhood Education Can Teach K-12 Schools

According to Science, Music Lessons are the Best Thing You Ever Did for Yourself

Public and Private Schools Share Ed-Tech Strategies in Twitter Chat

Dealing with a Loss on Campus

Can You Learn to Lead?

Millennial Women Take New Path to Leadership

The Mindset of an Innovator

Eight Ways a Teacher Is Like a Leader

10 Ways to Get Your Point Across Persuasively

The Nine Keys to Highly Collaborative Workplace Cultures

The Characteristics of Effective Brands

Brontosaurus Finally Gets Its Name Back

Kitchen Science: We Use Peeps to Calculate the Speed of Light

From Horses to High-Rises: An Insider Unmasks China’s Economic Rise

The All-Work, No-Play Culture of South Korean Education

From Harpies to Heroines: How Shakespeare’s Women Evolved


7 April 2015

The Science of Spring: How a Change of Seasons Can Boost Classroom Learning

According to Science, Music Lessons Are the Best Thing You Ever Did For Yourself

Give Children the Greatest Gift, The Knowledge That They are Valued and Loved

Nourishing Mind and Body Through School Gardens

Close Reading Using the Lorax (for Earth Day)

How Two Minutes of Mindfulness Can Calm a Class and Boost Attainment

How to Use Brain Science to Engage Students After the Holidays

Brain Knows How to Stop Thinking and Start Learning

Six Important Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

The Myths and Truths of Dyslexia in Different Writing Systems

The Six Top Languages Global-Minded CEOs Should Know

Assessing Creative Thinking? You've Got to Be CRAZY!

Getting Students To Eat Vegetables is Surprisingly Simple

The Science of Homework: Tips to Engage Students' Brains

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

Can We Teach Intelligence?

Latino Children's Language Skills are Lagging By Age 2, Study Says

An Honest College Rejection Letter

Well-Connected Applicants, Legacies Still Hold Advantage in College Admissions, Survey Finds

University of Florida Admits 3,000 Students—Then Tells Them It is Only for Online Program

Atlanta Educators Convicted in Test-Cheating Trial

Metro To Set Up New Five-Year High School Offering Associate's Degree

O Adjunct, my adjunct!

How Teaching Assistants Can Make A Real Difference in the Classroom

Top 10 Questions Teachers are Asked at Job Interviews

10 Creative Ways to Teach English That Deliver Outstanding Results

Eight Ways To Get Reluctant Readers to Read

Watch 5,000 Educators Take a Big Risk to Make One Important Point

The Value of Wild, Risky Play: Fire, Mud, Hammers, and Nails

Misconceptions About Mindset, Rigor, and Grit

The Four C's of Technology Integration

The Invisible Currency in Education Reform: Social Capital

Solving the Nation's Teacher Shortage

What Makes Finnish Teachers So Special? A: It's Not Brains

Court OKs Faith School's Firing of Teachers Over Churchgoing

Why a Claim About the Irrelevance of Parenting Doesn't Add Up

Parents of Successful Kids Have These Seven Things in Common

Most Charities Exceeded Fundraising Goals Last Year Study Finds

Internet-Savvy Kids Getting an Early Jump on Philanthropy

The Perils of Single Donor Dependence

Scientists to Charities: You're Doing It All Wrong

The Comma Queen

The Four Leadership Styles of the Final Four Coaches

What is Your Road to Leadership?

Googles Head of HR Shares His Hiring Secrets

What Female Leaders Can Teach Us About Communication

Six Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership

The 15 Practices of Outstanding Leaders

Top 10 Tips to Effectively Leading a Team

The 10 Commandments of Leadership

10 Reasons Leaders Should Be Givers

Empathy is Key to a Great Meeting

Some Amazing TED Talks On How To Be a Leader

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Eight Meeting Commandments We All Need to Follow

Don't Leave Home Without Fixing This

Without Janitors, Students Are in Charge of Keeping School Shipshape

Six Things We Learned at South by Southwest EDU

It's Healthy to Put a Good Spin on Your Life

WAZE Adds Time in Traffic Feature

Sensible Change is Needed by the NJSIAA

NJSIAA Approves Two Proposals


27 March 2015

Five Tips for Embracing Blended Learning in Elementary Classrooms

In Congress, New Attention to Student-Privacy Fears

How to Set Goals with Kids: From Marathons to Better Grades

Keep Your Kids Out of the Entitlement Trap

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be and the End of College

Paying for College and Learning a Lesson for Life

Do Snow Days Hurt Student Progress? A Harvard Professor Says NO

Does Student Motivation Even Matter?

Strategies for Helping Students To Motivate Themselves

Why Children Need Chores

Morristown High School Ranked 72

Where Are the Women in Leadership in Schools

Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

Skills In Flux

Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: The Benefits of PE

The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

How Much Should You Pay For a Degree?

Today's Anxious Freshmen Declare Majors Far Faster Than Elders

Why the Idea of a College Return on Investment is Misleading

Forget Harvard and Stanford. It Really Doesn't Matter Where You Go to College

Three Improv Exercises That Can Change The Way Your Team Works

The Education of Hip Hop

Engagement: Just Because They're Busy Doesn't Mean They're Learning Anything

50 Smartest Private High Schools in the US (Niche is back!)

25 Richest Boarding Schools in the US

Cheating in Schools Is Rampant. But There is an Easy Fix

10 Free Online Resources That Will Make You More Successful

Why the SAT Isn't a 'Student Affluent Test'

Google Glass is off the market. Learn about Hololens

Coaching Strategies to Enhance Online Discussions

At $43K Private School, Tech Opens Doors to Different World

Elite Private Schools Use Wide Range of Ed-Tech Strategies

The Learning Evolution: How Technology Is Transforming the Classroom of Tomorrow

Five Lessons Education Research Taught Us in 2014

Six Things You As A Leader Need to Know About Technology

The 10 Commandments of Leadership

In An Uncertain World Good Antennae Help Leaders to Prosper

Five Timeless Leadership Roles to Help Navigate Change

How to Get Your Team to Coach Each Other

Lessons From Seasoned Leaders for Aspiring Ones

Learn to Become a Less Autocratic Manager

Five Tips to Better Manage Nonprofit Finances

The Anti-Bucket List

A Filmmaker Follows Education Without Required Classes—Even Math

The (Million-Dollar) Value of Great Teaching

16 March 2015

A Simple Flashcard Test to Detect Concussions

25 Gifs That Teach you Math

Seven Things Every Kid Should Master

The Four Properties of Powerful Teachers

To Innovate or Not to Innovate. Solving The Educator's Dilemma

Bringing Back What Works in Education

Understanding How Our Brains Learn

The Privilege of Learning, Rethinking Traditional Schooling

How To Parent Like A German

What Happened When I Added Diversity to My Reading List

It's World Book Day: Time for Reading Lists and Dress-Up

Grading: A Duct-Taped System. Students Weigh In

Research: Active Learning More Important Than Flipping the Classroom

Strategic Imperative: Technology As Connector for Schools

How to Grow a Classroom Culture that Supports Blended Learning

Five Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills

Eight Steps to Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom

Number of Homeschoolers Growing Nationwide

How to Educate Boys

Study Finds Girls Still Lag Behind Boys in Math

The Problem with History Classes

Six Things You Should Know About Young Girls in School

Why Our Children Don't Think There are Moral Facts

Parents Create Narcissistic Children

Cheating in Schools is Rampant But There's An Easy Fix

You Need an Elevator Speech About School Culture and Climate

Why I'm a Public School Teacher and a Private School Parent

Reaching Math Students One by One

Five Unfortunate Misunderstandings Almost All Educators Have About Bloom's Taxonomy

Reconnecting Adults with Playful Learning

Behold the Humble Block! Tools of the Trade

Launch, Fail, Grow: Using Iteration to Build Great Schools

Are We Never Ever Getting Back Together (Ed Reform)

Are Adjunct Professors the New Fast-Food Workers?

How to Survive the College Admissions Madness

Night of Drug Overdoes Jolts Wesleyan's Liberal Tradition

How To Make College Cheaper

A Perfect Storm Is Heading Towards Higher Ed

Education Entrepreneur (John Katzman) Wants To Clean Up College Search Sites

Videos Replace Essays and Test Scores for Some Kids' College Applications

NYU and Noodle Partner on Tutoring Venture

Beyond the End of College

College For a New Age

Nine Mobile Apps for Poetry Month

America Dumbs Down

The Real Bullies At School

Move Over Summers in France. This Woman is Changing the Face of Study Abroad

Race Talk Roil Elite NYC School

When Every Day is a Religious Holiday

The World's Problem with Sex Ed

What Schools Should Teach Kids About Sex

Education Entrepreneur Chris Whittle Resigns from Avenues School

What Constitutes Good School Leadership

Lessons From Seasoned Leaders for Aspiring Ones

Five Reasons to Beef Up Your Emotional Intelligence

10 Reasons Why EQ is Essential for Leaders

Why Introverts Can Be Great Leaders

Being a Responsible School Leader

Four Key Attributes For Deeper Learning Leadership

There's a Need for Speed: Five Surprising Keys to Accomplish More Faster

Thought Leadership Speakers You Don't Want to Miss in 2015

PARCC Testing Goes on in PUBLIC Schools Despite Weather and Opt-Outs

Newark Boys Chorus School: Jersey Choice Award

25 February 2015

Common Applications: The Solution to Declining Enrollment?

Why Schools Are Failing Our Boys

Students Will Dance, Act, and Design With Core Arts Standard

Why Reading and Writing on Paper Can Be Better for Your Brain

Weather-Battered Schools Turn to Virtual Days for Students

Professional Boundaries in Schools

10 Facts You Should Know About Sports-Related Concussions

10 Things Students Should Know About Tech By Fifth Grade

Tech Tip: The Best Instructional Technology Specialists Say "Yes"!

What Do We Mean By Quality When Teaching in a Digital Age?

How Teachers Can Make Better Use of Time

Learning Global Etiquette

20 Top Pinterest Tips

Four Things You'll Miss By Banning Cellphones in Your Classroom

Michigan State Tests Telepresence Robots for Online Students

Hand Washing Your Dishes Could Be Better for Kids' Health

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Kindergarten Attendance

How We Talk About Our Teachers

If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get a Better Grade

What Goes On In Teachers' Brains As They Help Students to Learn

Resources to Teach Students About Women's History

The Great U.S. History Battle

Who Should Decide How Students Learn About America's Past

CommonLit's Free Texts Help Explore Big Ideas

Five Things Kids Need Before They Are Ready to Sound Out Words

Teen Suicide and the Oscars

An LGBT-Only School Rises in the South

They Don't Want an Autism Cure

UAE Schools to Focus on 21st Century Skills

UK Unvels Plans To Aid Training and Recruitment of Headteachers

Aspects of German Education Model Being Adapted for Singapore

Guatemalan Rappers Promote Mayan Language, Stories to Youth

How to Inspire Your Team

NJ Fire Codes, Arts Education, and Newark Info

Fare Hike From NJ Transit Seems Likely This Year

23 February 2015

Capital Campaigns Grow in Frequency and Duration

Bake Sales Are Out. Healthier School Fundraisers are In

Philanthropy Must Lead With Its Heart

Family Dinners Are Important For Child Development

School Is About More Than Training Kids To Be Adults

A Balanced Approach Is Best for Teaching Kids How to Read

Why Parents Should Stop Helping Their Kids With Homework

Four Ideas for Teaching Digital Citizenship Sooner

Eight Practices for Moving Courses Online

How Pitsco's 3D Printing Curriculum Is Changing the Way STEM is Taught in the Classroom

What Happens When Computers, Not Teachers Pick What Students Learn

Computing in the Classroom

15 Websites for Learning Languages

Free Authoring Tools for eLearning

The Future is Learning, But What About Schooling?

NEF Initiates Two Programs To Improve Digital Skills of US Students

Six Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

Six Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education

Classroom Technology: Nightmare or Dream?

The Six Barriers Standing in the Way of Educational Change

Three Forgotten Ways to Boost Creativity

IBM Wants to Put Watson in the Hands of Every Teacher

Research: Outlines Improve Learning From Videos

Women Directors Change How Boards Work

To Get Women Into Computer Science, Sheryl Sandberg Launches Lean In Mentors

Even When Google Pays for It, Computer Classes for Kids Must be Built Carefully

Creating the Right Incentives to Drive Innovation

Social Media Overload Causing Anxiety for Many Teens

Former Admissions Staffer: Parents, Calm Down. Let Harvard Go!

How Your Environment Affects Learning

Disruptive Innovation in Schools from Inside Out—Not Outside In

Empathy, Not Expulsion, for Preschoolers

On Patience and Empathy

The Opportunities for Empathy in the Classroom

Girls, Math, and Science

At NY Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege From the Inside

At Princeton, Women Make Strides At Clubs That Once Barred Them

Lean Out: The Dangers for Women Who Negotiate

Straight Talk for White Men

Stress-Test Your Strategy: The Seven Questions to Ask

Sustainability: From the Back Room to the Board Room

Five Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

Six Skills You Need to Win the Long Game

You Don't Have to Be a CEO To Develop Leadership Skills

How One Simple Change Can Make You A Better Listener

Five Things I Learned About Success From A Cup of Tea

Professional Boundaries in Schools

Six Questions to Improve the Power of Your Message

What China's "New Normal" Means for Leaders

Six Core Skills of a Leader Who Develops Talent

Eight Things Successful People Do NOT Do Every Day

Everyone Should Learn These 15 Management Skills To be A Better Person

Five Unexpected Books for Personal Growth

Tax Battle at Morristown Hospital Could Bring Financial Pain to Hospitals (and other nonprofits) Statewide

Villa Walsh Sports in the News

13 February 2015

NJ Wants Higher Standards for Prospective Teachers

Vaccine Exemptions on the Rise in NJ: Lawmaker Seeks To Narrow Religious Allowance

How Schools Are Dealing with the Anti-Vaccine Parents

Teamwork: Building the Trust in Trusteeship

Student Suicide: Risks, Policies, and Procedures

15 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With Tactile Sensitivity

Robert Wood Johnson Pledges $500 Million More To Fight Childhood Obesity

Strategies to Level Up Learning

Black History: The Visions of Gordon Parks

Mindfulness Practices

Are iPads the Answer to Snow Days?

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

Beyond Minecraft: Games that Inspire Building and Exploration

Teacher Tips for Staying Healthy and Happy and Avoiding Burnout

Dear Students: An Apology From A Teacher

Differentiation: The Current Puzzle

The Definition of the Flipped Classroom

How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

Should We Stop Making Kids Memorize Times Tables?

Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together for Fun

Three Easy Steps to Shift a Student from Struggle to Success

Rich School, Poor School: How the Class Divide is Widened by Gaps in College Counseling

Harvard Lures 37,000 Applicants By Milking Social Media

The Truth About Admissions: Random Selection Model?

Cookie-Cutter Kids: Send Us Your Winners

The Financial Aid Policy That Shuts Out Millions of Students

Enrollment in Online Courses Slows, New Report Finds

Hybrid Learning Sends Test Scores Soaring

How Brain Works? Surprising Brain Facts For eLearning Designers

Code Class Using MIT Scratch

Three Apps Students Can Use to Document Learning

The Six Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

What Comes First, the Curriculum or the Tech?

How to Empower Your Faculty in a Mobile Learning Environment

Oxford Academy 2 minute STEM Video

Future Ready: Road Maps to Tech Integration

The Corrosive Side of Leadership

The Six Major Challenges Standing in the Way of Educational Change

Five Things I Learned About Success From a Cup of Tea

Is the Professor Bossy or Brilliant? Much Depends on the Gender

Thinking Beyond Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

What "Boyhood" Shows Us About Girlhood

A Teacher's Depression

How Elementary School Teachers' Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science

Report: Black Girls Face Extreme Inequity at School But Little Is Being Done

Students Around the World Discuss Racism and Learn the World Isn't As Small As They Think

Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words

How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning

What Everyone Gets Wrong About ADHD

Mount Saint Mary Students Win Mock Trial Championship

Mount Saint Mary Academy Students Win VFW Contest

Mount Saint Mary Sports in the News

4 February 2015

Marketing Advice for Schools

A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

Crisis of Affordability: The Value Proposition and Cost of an Excellent Day School

More Families Receiving Larger Financial Aid Packages to Afford Private School

The United States of Financial Insecurity

CIOs Give Five Tips For Being Successful on Social Media

The Private-School Stigma

Is Your First Grader Ready For College?

How To Teach Children About Money

Re-Reading Is Inefficient. Here are Eight Tips for Studying Smarter

Six Ways To Go Beyond Flipped Learning

Designing A Blended Learning Program

How Blended Learning and Gamification Increase Student Engagement

Three False Dichotomies in Blended Learning

Eliminate Traditional Grades With Digital Feedback

Business People and Educators Seek Ways to Teach Students Entrepreneurship

Stevenson Teacher Developing App for AP Exams

The Ingredients of a Creative Teacher

Six Thinkers Whose Ideas Will Make You Feel Better

The Art of Learning By Doing

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Brain-to-brain Communication Has Arrived. How We Did It.

Obama Budget Again Calls for Limits on Charitable Deduction

Huge Explosion of Wealth Drives Record $37.5 Billion in Gifts to Colleges

Episcopal Identity and Leadership Transitions: The Head of School Search

It't the Hiring Season: What About Episcopal Identity?

The College of NJ Expanding Campus

Princeton Review Ranking

Your College May Be Banking On Your Facebook Likes (Look at Brent Grinna!)

Is An End to Peanut Allergies in Sight?

Melinda Gates Has the Perfect Response to the Anti-Faccine Movement

Vaccine is Not a Personal Decision. It's a Social Obligation

How Much Snow Does It Take to Cancel School in Each State?

Second Harper Lee Novel to Be Published in July

The History of "Loving" to Read

Let's Talk About Sex: In English Class

How to Avoid These Grammar Gaffes

Millions of World's Children Lack Access to Education

'Innovation Schools' Will Test, Evaluate New Education Models

The Hard STEM Sell: Trying To Get Girls To Buy Into Science

Japanese Schools Order No-Computer-Games Days for Students

When Asking For Help Hurts Learning

To My Daughter, At Halftime

A University Recognizes A Third Gender: Neutral

12 Behaviors You Can Practice to Make You a More Inspiring Leader

Seven Types of Stories Every Leader Should Tell

Like A Boss: Six Defining Characteristics That All Effective Leaders Have in Common

Parenting Advice From America's Worst Mom

What Not to Say To Grieving Students and Other Tools to Help Bereaved Kids at School

A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom

Five Bad American Habits I Kicked In Finland



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