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    New Superintendent? Welcome to the Shark Tank

    If you didn't know, I'm from Jersey (New Jersey for all of you formal folks out there). I'm not related to the Sopranos, have no relationship to the cast of the Jersey Shore, and had Governor Christie put our state on the national spotlight for 8 years. Most of us in the Garden State go 'down the shore' at some point during the summer...and when we go, we (sadly and naturally) think of sharks. With JAWS on three different channels a day, recent news stories of NJ shark sightings, and Discover ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Sunday, 04 August 2019
  • Rule #1 as a Superintendent: SAFETY. Rule #2 as a Superintendent: SAFETY. Rule #3 as a Superintendent: SAFETY.

    Serving as an Armed Special Police Officer, I had to shoot twice a year in order to carry my weapon.  Someone asked me recently why I am different from other Superintendents. I shared that I have a 13-year law enforcement background serving as an armed Special Police Officer. In New Jersey, officers have to shoot twice a year to “qualify” and carry their gun. The qualification process features a myriad of situations that one could face. That being said, hundreds of hours are spent practici ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Sunday, 04 August 2019
  • That Kid at the Back! Scholar In Waiting, Now Scholar!

    Back-To-School 2019 Best Year, Ever!  “That Kid at the Back”  There is always a kid at the proverbial back, that one kid. The one who needs us most for a variety of reasons, maybe social, emotional, academic or human to human.  There's always one, sometimes, more than one, a lot more. That kid who makes us laugh, maybe shed tears of frustration at the emotional burden. So many to teach, so many needs. How far does love go? Really far. We are blessed with courage and ability to ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Thursday, 01 August 2019
  • Little Differences

    When I was a school administrator, one of the interview questions I always asked prospective employees was, “Why do you want to be a teacher?”  The most common response:  “I want to make a difference in the lives of my students.”   Obviously, this is the response I wanted…I mean, who wants a teacher who wants anything less? We go into this line of work with grand expectations that we will be able to dramatically change the life trajectory of every child who enters our classrooms ...

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    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Wednesday, 31 July 2019
  • Cultivating Aggression: Something We Should Never See on an Infant's Daily Report

    A recently published study in the Journal of Child Development, found that adults who express negative emotions towards infants or handle them in a rough manner may be causing significant and lasting psychological harm. The research study included 260 mothers and their children, from birth to 5, initially, and then continued for 30 years. A correlation was found between callous or harsh interaction during infancy and children who displayed defiance and aggression as Kindergartners. Furthermore ...

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    by Debra Pierce | @easycda
    Friday, 26 July 2019
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Reading Logs: What Works, What Does Not?

Larry Ferlazzo with Beth Jarzabek and Mary Beth Nicklaus

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Reading logs are a well-worn tool for supporting reading instruction, but do they work? What are the best ways to encourage reading and hold students accountable?

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What Is the Appropriate Role of Phonics in Reading Instruction Today?

Larry Ferlazzo with Casey Schultz

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There are strong opinions on phonics among educators today. Has phonics received a bad rap? Join us for a second look at the appropriate role of phonics in teaching reading.

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Classroom Rules: What Works, What Does Not

Larry Ferlazzo with Dr. Lou Denti, Alice Mercer

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Setting rules for students can be challenging. In this segment, we talk about how to set classroom rules, get buy-in and enforce them.

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Why the Death of Paper Books May Be Greatly Exaggerated

Larry Ferlazzo with Kristin Ziemke and Dan Willingham

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Even among those we call "digital natives"  paper books are more popular than digital books.  Further, research indicates that comprehension is higher with traditional books over e-books.  Are paper texts here to stay?

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How to Handle Feeling Helpless When We Are Unable to Help Students

Jon Harper and Dr. Lisa Damour

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When we are unable to help students, we often feel guilty about our helplessness. What are the best ways to manage those unmanageable moments?

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