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The Digital Text Classroom, Part III: Three Powerful Talking Points

Posted by Lori Reese on 6/12/19 7:00 AM

It’s good to have powerful talking points on hand when you’re engaged in a campus discussion about the benefits of digital innovation or educational technology. Many people have strong views about the role technology should play in education — and in our lives. Faculty can be especially strident about anything they fear might harm instruction, including digital course materials.  

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5 Ways You Need to Ensure Your Committees Are Vibrant and Productive

Posted by Lori Reese on 1/11/18 5:30 AM

Are your committees truly committees? Are they environments that draw on dynamic discussion and teamwork to resolve tenacious institutional problems? Or are they dominated by a single talker, and undone by the glaze in other members’ eyes as they fidget and not-so-inconspicuously check the time. Are they vibrant fonts of creativity or cesspools of politics, gossip and dissent-for-its-own-sake? Most importantly, are they generating buy-in for new initiatives, or are they simply an academic ritual — a proforma waste of time?

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Some Tips for New Administrators

Posted by Joe Clarkin on 1/13/15 10:45 PM

Are you a school administrator new to the job? If yes, then we want to help you out. Over at Edutopia, grade school administrator Ross Cooper has compiled a list of what he believes are the five most important tips for new schools administrators to know. You can read Cooper's full post here, but we've included an excerpt below as well.

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Strategies for Success: Value Student Feedback

Posted by admin on 5/31/11 11:00 PM

Learn how some of our most innovative partner stores are using their resources creatively to generate traffic at their buyback during our four-part series, Strategies for Success.

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