IQ + EQ –> Success?

As educators, we know what IQ is – Intelligence Quotient.  The higher the number, the more capacity one has for learning about “stuff.” But, how can some people with lower IQs be more successful that people with higher IQs?  The answer, as is posited today, can be found in EQ – Emotional Intelligence.  Emotional Intelligence, […]

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What Traits Make a Great Principal?

Here’s a great article on traits that make a great school leader – http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/what-makes-a-great-principal-an-audio-slide-show/ But in working with faith-based schools, I wonder how one can earn the title “great principal” if their school’s enrollment has been slowly shrinking over the past decade.  Before you jump to the conclusions of “economic conditions, changing demographics, or changing […]

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Hard Work (or, Tell Me Something I Don’t Know)

It seems that everyone today is “working hard.”  In the marketplace – “We’re working hard to serve you better.”  In management – “With hard work, anything is possible.”  In education – “Our first graders are working hard this year to learn how to add numbers.” Weren’t computers supposed to make our lives easier?  In the […]

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Teachers: Administrators May Understand, But Many May Not Care

So many articles on are being published today on what’s wrong with our educational system.  References are made to common core, standardized testing and classrooms that were designed when the factory was the identified workplace as culprits.  Administration is built on a military model of top-down direction, leadership and supervision, because the military is where […]

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Five Reasons Our Education System is Part of the Class War

A friend who sits on the State Board of Education in Ohio shared an article on Facebook.com a number of months back as was published on Public Education Partners (https://publiceducationpartners.org). Before providing a link to it, a word of advice.  It would be easy to categorize this article in light of the controversies which have […]

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A Modest Proposal: Make the Public School a Place to Educate the Public

Every year, our high schools pay homage to the graduating seniors.  I think every valedictorian includes the line, “Graduation isn’t the end; it’s just the beginning of the next step of our journey,” in the their perfunctory speech at the graduation ceremony.  I wouldn’t know this to be a fact since I was invited to […]

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Turn Your “Do” List Into a “Waiting” List

Perhaps your 16-17 school year is already underway.  Perhaps you’re preparing to welcome students back to the classroom.  Either way, it’s an incredibly busy time of the year, with lots to do.  And I’ll bet your “Do” list is getting longer and longer.  It might be so long that you have several “Do” lists, or […]

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Know, Care and Do

The title of this article was originally going to be titled, “Administrators, New Teachers Care, But May Not Know; New Teachers, Administrators Know, But Probably Don’t Care.”  It’s then that I realized a couple of things: There are only two elements in play, and, for any successful system to function properly, there needs to be […]

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Management Styles: What Kind of a Leader Are You?

If you’re in leadership at a school today, this article is meant for you. When it comes to teachers, it’s been said that even though teachers complete a rigorous curriculum which defines such things as learning styles, multiple intelligences, learning domains, along with preparing pre-assessments, lesson plans which are aligned with curricular standards, and assessments […]

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If Your School is Using WordPress as Its Web Site Creation Tool, You Need to Be Aware of This

Edu-cat-ion.com is built on one of the most popular platforms for Web site creation: WordPress.  There’s a good chance that your school may be using WordPress as well, since more and more companies and organizations are choosing it because of its easy-to-use interface.  It was, after all, created as a way to create great looking […]

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