LinkedIn's "Search Appearances" feature allows users to see how many people are finding them via LinkedIn searches, which can help them optimize their accounts, writes John Nemo. In addition, users can monitor their All-Star status to see what aspects of their profile still need to be improved.
Educators at a middle school in Bronx, N.Y., have raised achievement through a collaborative teaching method that provides students constant feedback and gives them three chances to master a skill. In between tests, educators meet to analyze students' answers to tailor instruction and give them a better chance at passing the next exam.
Minnesota middle-school principal Erin Kyllo says fostering teamwork will be her main focus as she starts her new job this school year. For Kyllo, relationships are important, and she says she will work with students and staff "to be honest, transparent, empathetic and strategic when we are making decisions."
School leaders must empower and support teachers so they can make thoughtful and meaningful decisions when it's necessary, writes New York eighth-grade teacher and author Ariel Sacks. In this commentary, Sacks outlines the system and protocols used at her school to help teachers collaborate and make sustainable changes.
A record number of girls and minorities took computer science Advanced Placement exams in 2016, according to data from the College Board and Code.org. This year marked the debut of the Computer Science Principles exam, which Code.org's Cameron Wilson says was designed to reach a more diverse group of test-takers.
Project-based learning allows students to push their limits academically and creatively, according to Jamie Kumiega, a middle-school special education teacher, and Brandi Zivilik, a sixth-grade social studies teacher. In this commentary, they share how PBL benefits students of all ability levels.
Having students solve real-world problems builds their empathy along with their science, technology, engineering and math skills, former middle-grades science teacher Anne Jolly writes. She outlines criteria teachers can use for developing such lessons and offers a list of online resources.
Employers' budgets for salary increases are expected to rise by 3% in 2018, about the same amount as 2017, according to a new survey. Other research shows that wages for US workers haven't kept pace with production increases, pointing to the use of technology and low-wage international labor as part of the reason.
Student members of an Oregon middle school's "Green Team" coordinate their school's efforts to utilize sustainable practices, which recently earned the school recognition from the nonprofit Oregon Green Schools. Students process the school's weekly recycling, collecting items that can be redeemed for money, and have created a walking trail around the school to be used by next year's science classes.
To encourage millennials to pursue administrative careers, college and university leaders should provide mentors as well as opportunities for workers to feel like they make a difference, writes James Wicks, associate director of recruitment and school relations at Texas A&M International University. Young workers also want a chance to be innovative and reform outdated practices, he notes.
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