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24 July 2018

Suicide Rates

Heading the Soccer Ball May Be Bad for Young Brains

The Importance of Difficult Conversations in US Classrooms. Teaching About the Migrant Crisis

What if Every Teacher at Your School Were One of the Avengers

Design Thinking for Enrollment Management

Piqued: The Case for Curiosity

NY’s Elite Girls’ Schools Are Starting to Admit Transgender Students

Scrapping the AP Tests

Science Fair Projects or STEM Team Events?

Differentiating Spelling Instruction

Designed for Engagement

Many Schools Keep Gardening Efforts Going All Summer

Teacher’s Aide or Surveillance Nightmare? Alexa Hits the Classroom

Recent Tax Cuts Will Hurt Charitable Giving

Trust is the Ultimate Tool to Unleash Your Team’s Potential

How to Bridge the Gap Between Intention and Perception

Creating Success Through a Well-Defined Strategy

Difficult Decisions and Challenging Conversations: The Stuff of Leadership Success

Smarter, Not Harder, How to Succeed at Work

Fighting Educator Burnout: Eight Self-Care Strategies

Four Tools for a Flipped Classroom

Three Ways the Flipped Classroom Leads to Better Subject Mastery

College Board Restores 250 Years to World History, But Much is Still Missing

Is the Supreme Court Ruling the End of Teachers Unions?

Supreme Court Ruling Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions


The ABCs of Enlightenment

Disrupting Education, the NFL Way

Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great

Girls-Only Trade Classes are Spreading and Upending Stereotypes

Exploring the Joys of Math with Students in India

India, Which Has Long Focused on Success, Now Offers “Happiness” Classes

Teaching Grit and Gumption

Beating the Bullies By Thinking Differently

Raising Resilient Kids—the Finnish Way

Six Must-Reads for Creating and Accelerating Trust on Teams

Three Must-Reads for Every School Leader

The Most Important Skill Nobody Taught You

Supporting Children After the Suicide of a Classmate

Helping Children Deal with Grief

A Teacher’s List of 10 Things to Teach Your Child Before Kindergarten

The Case for Electives in Schools

This is How Much Students are Saving to Cover College Costs

A College Prices Its Online Programs 60% Less

After a Tough But Promising Freshman Year, Dartmouth Student Tackles Change at Elite Campuses

Teachers Should Ignore Disruptive Students to Improve Behavior, Study Says

Many Genes Play a Role in Educational Attainment, Study Finds

Genes and Staying in School

The Smell of Coffee and Brain Performance

Telling a Good Innovation Story

All Sites that Don’t Use HTTPS to be Marked as Not Secure

How Architecture and Design Can Prevent School Shootings

Why School Architects Must Understand How Students Learn

OER Shown to Improve Grades, Not Just Cut Costs

Four Approaches K-12 IT Directors Can Take to Address Security Threats

French Schools to Kids: Wear This Tracking Device or Pay a Fine

Improving 21st-century Competencies: From Classroom Practice to System Change

Peril for Small Private Colleges: A Survey of Business Officers

New Retirement Risk

How Leaders Can Foster a Growth Mindset

Using Your Communication Superpowers to Overcome Workplace Blockers

Three Ways Great Leaders Show They Care About Their Team

Onboarding Hacks

Four Soft Skills You Should Have Mastered By Age 30

Rider Reaches Deal to Sell Westminster Choir College to Chinese For-Profit

West Orange Offers Math Help for Parents

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill That May Force Tax Hikes on 30 School Districts


19 June 2018

Tips and Tricks for a Successful Open House

Merger Madness? When Schools Close…Forever

Breaking the Class Ceiling: Teaching for Mastery and Enrichment

Changes Coming to AP World History Classes

Lego is About Innovation and Imagination

What It’s Like to Design and Build a High School During the #NeverAgain Movement

Eight Ways to Help Students Grow Their Grit

What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs, and Sadness

Five Cross-Curricular Coding Projects

How to Bring Learning by Making Into STEAM: Pi-Top Education

What to Teach Kids Instead of “Stranger Danger”

The Perils of Pushing Kids Too Hard and How Parents Can Learn to Back Off

The New Librarian: How I Use Tech to Build Relationships

Five TED-Ed Lessons to Help You Teach Critical-Thinking Skills

Why Google Maps, Not Netflix or Amazon, Points to the Future of Education

The Introverts Guide to Raising an Extrovert

What Kind of Parent Are You? A Carpenter or Gardener?

Child Behavior Problems: What’s Normal and What Isn't

Ex-Head of Dalton School Accused of Abuse in 80s

Tools to Help You Respond to the Giving USA Findings

Helping Your Team Members Feel More Valued

Real Leaders Serve

How to Resolve Conflicts in the Workplace

Four Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

More Colleges Go Test-Optional; Google Launches College Search Tool

Parents, Schools Step Up Efforts to Combat Food-Allergy Bullying


29 May 2018

Working to Make Student Data More Useful for Instruction

When the Board President Should and Shouldn’t Vote

Here We Go Again: The Cyclical Nature of Board Behavior

Some Jobs Aren’t Made For Volunteers

As Expectations of Teachers Change, Administrators Rethink Their Observation Practices

How Mindset and Habit Contribute to Dysfunction

How to Design a School of the Future

Five Ways You Can Use Visualization to Achieve Top Performance

Facebook Youth Portal Will Educate Teens About Online Safety

Five Things Your Kids Miss Out On When On a Screen

The Secret, Complex World of Boys’ Friendships

Skipping School for Cheap Flights? You Might Be Fined in Germany!

Connecting with Kids Through Music

How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits Your Brain

The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment

Transgender Student in Bathroom Dispute Wins Court Ruling

As “13 Reasons Why” Returns, School Try to Help Students Who are Thinking of Suicide

Morning Meetings in Middle and High School

Four Tips for New Division Heads

Six Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Leader

Aristotle’s Wrongful Death

The Two Most Important College Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less

Oxford Lifts the Veil on Race, Wealth, Privilege

Four Best Weather Sites

Dates to Watch from the Farmer’s Almanac

Could Mass Shootings Be Contagious

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


16 May 2018

The Costs, Opportunities, and Limitations of the Expanded Education Savings Accounts (529)

Top Factors for Improving Nonprofit Board Members’ Board Experiences

Tuition Conundrum

Helping Young Girls Find Their Voice When Developing Friendships

How to Become a More Effective Learner

How Accurate Are Your Grades?

27 Ways to Spice Up a Faculty Meeting

How to Make Better Teachers

Five Steps for Smooth Summer Admissions Tours

England’s Single-Sex Schools Are Struggling to Recruit Pupils

Boarding School Children Dominate World of Work Because They are Not in Front of Screens at Home

25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside American’s Public Schools

How Education and Technology Are Evolving Together

Five Must-Have App Categories for Beginner Small Entrepreneurs

Project-Based Learning and Standardized Tests Don’t Mix

Chores for Kindergartners: What Kids Can Really Handle

20 Things Parents Wish People Knew About ADHD

17 Ways to Prevent Cognitive Overload in Your Students

Six Stages of Child Development

Strong Conferencing Practices Help Kindergarteners Learn to Advocate for Themselves

How Millennial Parents Are Raising Children Differently

Mellennial’s Dream Perk

Seven Mistakes Parents Will Make With Teens

Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher

Students’ Healthy Habits Can Boost Chances for College

Why Teacher-Driven Coaching Looks Different for Every Learner

Hard Work is Valuable, Even If It’s Not the Ticket to Harvard

Five Ways to Quiet the Negative Voices in Your Head

The Secrets of the High-Potential Personality

Carol Dweck: “The Whole Idea of Growth Mindset is to Say Yes They Can!”

One College Finally Designed an Education Fit for the Future of Work

60 Minutes Features Princeton’s Transformative Efforts to Increase Socioeconomic Diversity

Mythbusters: Misconceptions About How Students Learn

Do Educational Videos Have Value?

Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Mastery Learning Environment

How to Help Kids Cope with Digital Distractions

Dare to Jump

Childhood Hardship Can Be a Path to Career and Life Success

Childhood Friendships Tied to Physical Health Benefits as Adults

When Robots Teach Kids Computational Thinking…and Kindness

Utilizing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

How “Chair Yoga” Supports SEL

Can a Pill Help Autistic Kids Conquer Anxiety?

Depression is Affecting More Young People Than Ever

Integrating Art Across Subjects

Scaffolding Social Action for Your Students (Note: NJ Middle Schools Highlighted)

New Model for Financing Nonprofits

Everything You Know About Introverts is Probably Wrong

Tips for Hiring New Advancement-Focused Employees

Master This One Skill for Competitive Advantage

These Six Common Bad Habits Can Doom Your Career

Three Ways Leaders Create a Toxic Culture

Using Student Voice to Improve School Culture

Seven Practices That Will Give Leaders The Time to Lead

Everything You Need to Know About Great Leadership

Three Leadership Lessons I Learned from Podcasting

A Simple Guide to Writing the Perfect Email

Your Local Expertise for Innovation

The Problem with Seeking an “Innovative” Schools Chief

Hedge Funds Are Columbia’s Big Bet in $10 Billion Endowment

Sustainability Report Marks Milestones

Salvaging Items Students Leave Behind

The Last Time (poem David Lowry read at Grandparents and Special Friend day)

Jersey City Charter School Breaks Ground on $12.5 Million Facility

Possible Measles Exposure in Four NJ Locations

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

SAVE the DATE for the Annual NJAIS Innovation Symposium, 8 and 9 August 2018.

13 April 2018

Governor Murphy Tweets Support of Legislation to Close Gender Pay Gap

The Myth of Learning Styles

How to Attract Millennial Parents to Your Private School

Microsoft Bans Nudity, Swearing in Skype, Emails, Office 365 Docs

Digital Transformation:  What It Is, Why It’s Important, and How to Get Started

How Well Do We Understand the Tech Habits of Parents?

Boys to Men:  Teaching and Learning About Masculinity in an Age of Change

Want More Self-Reliant, Responsible Kids?  Try Selbstandigkeit, The German Way

Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

The #1 Trait Highly Charismatic People Share, According to Science

Why You Should Stop Treating Executive Development the Same as Leadership Development

Four Things You Should Do as the New Leader of a Struggling Team

Seven Mistakes Managers Make that Cause Good Employees to Quit

Female Leaders Speak Out

An Agenda for the Talent-First CEO

Innovation and the Independent College:  Examples From the Sector

Building Skills Outside the Classroom with New Ways of Learning

Today’s Rebels Are Model Children

Why Schools Should Not Teach General Critical-Thinking Skills

Schools Struggle with Vaping Explosion

Climbing Ivy Ladder Gets Harder

How CFOs Can Better Support Boards and Vice Versa

Four Recommendations for Surveying Your Parent Body


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


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10 April 2018
An Expert’s View: Sir Ken Robinson
Clayton Christensen’s Milkshake Marketing
Social Intelligence
Emotion Regulation Abilities and the Quality of Social Interaction
Teaching Teens to Cope With Social Stress
The “Gaslight Effect”: The History of Gaslighting and Its Destructive Power
Middle-Class Families Increasingly Look to Community Colleges
Justice Department Investigates Early-Decision Admissions
With Changing Students and Times, Colleges are Going Back to School
New Survey Shows Value of Community Service in College Admissions
Homework Therapists” Job: Help Solve Math Problems, and Emotional Ones
How To Teach Kids About Their Feelings
Bulletin Board: A Collection of Views, News, and More from the Learning Section
Even with Scholarships, Students Often Need Extra Financial Aid
No Deal on Business Major
Building Skills Outside the Classroom with New Ways of Learning
Virtual Reality 101: What You Need to Know About VR and Kids
Why You Should Stop Telling People You’re So Busy
How to Be the Type of Person Everyone Wants to Know
Coaching Isn’t For the Few
Five Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons are Pushed
The CEOs Leadership Role in Optimizing Emotional Well-Being in Employees
Why Email is So Stressful
NAEP Shows Little to No Gains in Math, Reading for US Students
National Test Scores Reveal a Decade of Educational Stagnation
Sexual Harassment is Widespread Problem for Fundraisers, Survey Shows
4 April 2018
In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell
How to Attract Millennial Parents to Your School
Is it About Teaching? Or Is It About Learning?
Are Today’s Teens Smarter and Better Than We Think?
Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Emotions in Daily Life
The Importance of Purpose in Education
Personalized Learning Isn’t About Tech
The Difference Between “Personal” and “Personalized” Learning
Optimism Is a Learnable Skill
Ablemarle Schools Are Doing PBL Right
Three Brand Messaging Strategies to Help Outsmart the Competition
The Anatomy of Governance and Leadership Meltdowns
Nonprofit Board Scandals: Let Them Move Governance Forward
Risk Management for Nonprofits
The Nonprofit Leadership Development Deficit
Leading with Intent
Are You Capable of Leading Leaders?
Six Habits to Help You Become a Better Leader
This is Why All Your Meetings are Disasters
Ask These Nine Questions Before Every Meeting to Avoid Wasting Time
Someone Went Too Far at Friends Seminary
We Must Stop the Criminalization of Mental Illness in Schools
For Teens, Praising ‘Effort’ May Not Promote a Growth Mindset
Is Technology Bad for the Teenage Brain?
Poor Grades Linked to Class Schedules That Do NOT Match Students’ Biological Clock
Meet the Student Who Got Into All 20 Top Colleges He Applied To. Here’s How He Did It.
In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk” to Build Resilience
Using Creative Classroom Design to Promote Instructional Innovations
Why Calling on a Student Should Be the Last Thing You Do: Total Participation Techniques
Why Personality and Not Skill Makes You a Great Employee
How to Succeed as an Introvert When Your Job Relies on Communication
Here’s Why Your Attitude is More Important Than Your Intelligence
Can Being Intelligent Make You a Less Effective Leader?
Eight Successful Mental Habits to Defeat Fear, Worry, and Anxiety
10 Strategies For Responding Effectively to Criticism
Seven Habits of Remarkably Likeable Bosses
10 Ways Successful Leaders Think Differently
Getting Good at Giving Feedback
World’s Greatest Leaders Are Masters At This Skill
15 Powerful Women Share Their Best Career Advice
Leaders Who Make Their Own Luck Do These Things
The Quiet Strength of the Introverted Leader
Is the Era of Management Over?
Getting Rid of the Negative
This is the Scientific Reason Steve Job Went for Walks
What Would You Do Even If You Knew You Would Fail?
Why Catholic Colleges Excel at Basketball
You Got Into the College of Your Dreams. Will You Actually Go There?
The Bare Minimum You Should Do to Protect Your Family’s Data
Engaging Parents in Digital Homework
Four Big Idea Books That Will Transform Your Career
Cellphones Gaining Acceptance Inside US Schools
Future Major Gifts Depend on Top-Notch Stewardship
Repollet Confirmation, As Much Celebration as Cross-Examination
N.B.: These articles and others are saved on the NJAIS website for a brief period of time.
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