Early Adopters: Cognitive or Affective?

Several years ago, a clothing store which used the slogan, “An educated consumer is our best customer,” filed for bankruptcy.  An “off-price” retailer, Syms began in 1958, incorporated in 1983, and, in November of 2011, it filed for bankruptcy and all stores were closed at the end of that year.  The Sy Syms Foundation, however, […]

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Assessing Your Multiple Intelligences

Some thought-provoking articles are lined up for the weeks ahead.  But since many educators are taking a bit of a break this weekend, here’s an assessment to see where your strengths lie in terms of your multiple intelligences: http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-assessment. The interesting finding from this assessment is that it can change from time to time, based […]

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Bullying Isn’t Acceptable In Schools – But It Seems To Be Acceptable In Adults

At least, that’s what the media is teaching our society.  Check out these Web resources, and see if you find the dysfunction.  Begin by visitng http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/stamp-out-bullying/ Pay close attention to the section that says, “What Are the Signs That My Child Is a Bully?”  Keep those traits in mind when reading http://www.fastcompany.com/3054592/donald-trump-can-post-hate-speech-to-facebook-but-you-cant If a teacher […]

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“The Advantage”

Consultant Patrick Lencioni has published a new book called, “The Advantage.”  In it, he speaks about what gives an organization or business an “advantage” over another.  In a nutshell, the advantage is “Organizational Health.”  It’s all those things that can’t be measured. Business leaders like when they can share positive new with “the numbers” they […]

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Would You Like Fries With That?

According to TeacherPortal (http://www.teacherportal.com/teacher-salaries-by-state/, accessed 3.5.2016), the average starting teacher salary in the United States is $35,641. There is also a movement afoot to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour.  That would translate to a $30,000 a year salary. An education major needs to pass a Praxis I (basic knowledge) and a Praxis […]

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The Problem is the Wrong Solution

Take a look at the graphic that accompanies this text.  At first glance, you may think that just by rearranging the shapes, the “whole” now has a “hole.”  But if you look very, very closely, you’ll see that the hypotenuse lines are not the same.  Superimposing the two triangles shows a difference in the lines.  […]

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Privacy v. Security v. Technology

Most people believe there are two paths to follow – the stairway to heaven or the highway to hell; the high road or the low road; life or death.  In many cases, this can be true.  However, it’s important to realize that sometimes, there may be only one correct choice amid a number of paths […]

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Welcome!

Launch of this site was successful on 11.1.14!  The current plan is to publish a weekly article pertinent to the K-12 education space today.  If you haven’t noticed yet, it’s changing, and not just because of technology, but also because of: – the changing education “market” (the “customers” of educational services), – brain research and findings […]

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