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Some Resources to Intervene on Bullying in Schools

Our colleagues at Distinctive Schools continue to share important resources for the work we all do.  Here are some great informational pieces from NEA on Bullying (from NEA’s Bully Free Website): How to Intervene in a Bullying Incident-www.nea.org/home/53358.htm  How to Identify Bullying- http://www.nea.org/home/53359.htm Confronting the Bullies- http://www.nea.org/home/43496.htm Harassment or Bullying of GLBT Students- http://www.nea.org/tools/6-Tips-Harrassment-of-GLBT- Students.html

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Newer Teachers Appear on-board

In the Teach Plus survey, published in October 2012, more than half of teachers surveyed with fewer than 11 years in teaching agree with these themes: 1.  student growth data should be part of teacher evaluation 2.  student growth data should be 20% or more of teacher evaluation 3.  changing compensation and tenure system for […]

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The Role of Specials and Student Services Educators in College and Career Ready Focused Schools

A team of writers has assisted me in documenting some phenomenal work by a group of Music, Art, Physical Education, and other Specials teachers and staff on how their classroom work can best link to the work of core-content teachers.  Find a copy of the article at link: http://distinctiveschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/student-services-specials-college-career-ready-NWEA.pdf My congratulations and appreciation to these […]

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