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Writing, whether fiction or nonfiction, is a creative process. Even a letter requires writers to arrange words and ideas to make meaning. According to the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, creative processes such as writing engage the mind at the highest level of cognition (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001). How can teachers help students become better writers? Recent research provide answers.


Instruction in Writing Strategies


As public elected or selected officials, board members must be accountable to the community. The evaluation instrument is an excellent accountability tool. The board must answer various questions, such as: What are the legal requirements of superintendent evaluation? What is an evaluation's purpose? How can we measure performance? Is an evaluation instrument a measure of growth? How does it serve to improve superintendent-board relations? What is the board's ethical responsibility to the community regarding student learning? What documents are needed to perform the evaluation?


A District Administration web seminar digest

School administrators across the country are working hard to offer healthy and attractive choices in snacks and beverages. Still, concerns persist about meeting nutrition guidelines, getting community support, winning student acceptance and maintaining revenue. Our speakers, Kate Lampel Link and Christy Manso, both from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, provide valuable insight for addressing such concerns in this edited digest of our web seminar.

10/2008

Tricky “Curriki”


Thanks for mentioning Curriki.org in Kurt Dyrli’s blog (Product Posts, Aug. 6, 2008) about “free, open source ? curricula?” As pointed out in Dyrli’s blog, there are challenges to this innovative approach to educational content, most notably:








 

School Blast from the Past








 

New Impetus for E-mail Archiving








 

Planting the Seed for Outdoor Classrooms








 

New Plans to Flex Muscle of NCLB


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