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TFD Talks Education #5 - Teacher Grant Pools With Bryce Dunford

TFD Talks Education #5 - Teacher Grant Pools With Bryce Dunford

June 11, 2019 | Administrators Budgets Legislation

Listen Watch Tyler talks with Bryce Dunford, School Board President in Jordan, UT, about the Board's decision to use a Grant Pool to increase teacher pay.

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The Tradeoffs of Becoming a Principal

The Tradeoffs of Becoming a Principal

May 28, 2019 | Administrators

As with any job, there are pros and cons that come with being a principal. This position can be most rewarding and fulfilling, but it can also be extremely stressful and demanding. Many who begin this career track with grand aspirations of changing education do not make the cut, for...

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How Many Dollars Per Student Are Needed?

How Many Dollars Per Student Are Needed?

May 23, 2019 | Administrators Budgets Students Teachers

The cost of an education can vary widely depending on the institution and the amenities that are offered. The curriculum and structure of the education system influence many financial aspects of a student’s education. Some costs can be mitigated through efficient planning. Reports of various institutions reveal the differences in cost...

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The Importance of the Soft Skills in Education

The Importance of the Soft Skills in Education

May 22, 2019 | Administrators Curriculum Higher learning Student Achievement Teachers

In today’s digital marketplace, hiring individuals with soft skills is an important consideration. This is especially true for customer service industries.But, what about education? Even more than for-profit service companies, teachers and educators need to have excellent soft skills for dealing with students, parents, administration and peers. While teaching credentials are a must,...

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TFD Talks Education #2 - Being Kind and Inclusive with Craig McCalla

TFD Talks Education #2 - Being Kind and Inclusive with Craig McCalla

May 15, 2019 | Administrators Bullying Performance Stress Students Teachers

Listen Watch We talk with Craig McCalla of Anchor Elementary about being a kind person, being inclusive, and learning the names of your students.

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How Lawsuits Impact The School System

How Lawsuits Impact The School System

May 15, 2019 | Administrators Leadership Teachers

Some teachers and school administrators may wonder if lawsuits have had an impact on how the school system works. During a recent Harris Interactive survey, researchers discovered that over 60 percent of school principals had faced the threat of a lawsuit. Because of the way the school system works, the atmosphere...

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TFD Talks Education #1 - Empathy and Understanding with Curtis Slater

TFD Talks Education #1 - Empathy and Understanding with Curtis Slater

May 13, 2019 | Administrators Leadership Mental Health Student Achievement

Listen Watch We talk with Principal Curtis Slater about his upbringing and how it has helped him with empathy and motivating kids by positivity instead of pure punishments. And, positivity in a social media world while grappling with mental health issues in 1/3 of our population.

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What to Expect in Your First Year as a Principal

What to Expect in Your First Year as a Principal

April 29, 2019 | Administrators

Congratulations! After years of hard work in the classroom, you've taken the next step in education and have become a principal. Your commitment to the children in your care is admirable, but do you realize the job transition will not be as easy as it seems? Here are several things...

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The Future of the School Cafeteria

The Future of the School Cafeteria

April 15, 2019 | Administrators Food Teachers

The past two decades have brought with them more fundamental changes and innovations to education—including teaching procedures and standards, teaching methods, progress benchmarks, and much else—than any other 20-year period in human history. Partly as a result of technological developments, partly as a result of a heightened awareness of the...

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Can Teachers Be Assessed on Student Performance?

Can Teachers Be Assessed on Student Performance?

April 09, 2019 | Administrators Performance Teachers

Of course teachers can be assessed on student performance! The question is what performances are going to be the measuring stick. Rightfully, teachers are very wary of being assessed at all. Teachers are wary because the means and methods of assessment of teaching that have been used traditionally and those...

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Can You Have a Good School With a Bad Principal?

Can You Have a Good School With a Bad Principal?

March 25, 2019 | Administrators Teachers

To answer a question of quality, one must first define what meets the criteria. This is a fundamental problem that far too many organizations fail to address before taking what often ends up being ineffective action. How can corrective action be taken without first identifying the problem? In matters of education,...

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How Politics Impacts Education

How Politics Impacts Education

March 01, 2019 | Administrators Curriculum Students Teachers Testing

Education has been a political issue for ages, but it has been impacted by politics because most people who argue over education as policy are not education experts. People have been brought in to run the department of education even though they have no substantive experience, and there are people...

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