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Why Educators “Teach to the Test”

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman
Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University

When I am in a social setting and people find out what I do for a living, there is always at least one person who feels the need to ask me why teachers always teach to the test. At this point, my husband always takes a step back and begins eyeing the person who asked the question with pity.

Practical Strategies for Protecting Schools

Monday, January 28, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman
Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University System

There has been a movement to arm teachers in the classroom as a knee-jerk reaction to recent violence in schools. There isn’t a worse place for us to put guns! Students have been known to steal money, food, pencils, really anything, from a teacher’s desk.

Combating Cheating in the Education System

Friday, September 28, 2012

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By Dr. William Overton
Faculty Director, English, Humanities, and World Languages at American Public University

It will be hard to rival the example of low academic integrity set by Aaron Swartz, 24, who was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology network and stealing nearly 5 million academic articles (reported on YAHOO! NEWS and The Chronicle of Higher Education).

Technology in the Classroom: Is It Really Effective and Necessary?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Are schools enhancing their students’ education by using technology as a teaching aid or has it become a distraction in the classroom? The debate over the effectiveness and appropriateness of technology in the classroom remains a hot subject for many educators. I’ve heard from teachers who don’t believe technology is vastly more effective than traditional tools, while others say it’s made a huge impact on learning in the classroom. 

Modeling Behavior and Servant Leadership

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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By Charles W. Bindig, Ed.D.
As aspiring administrators many of you may have an idea of how you think things should proceed when you take over as a new school principal. However, the prudent administrator approaches a new position from the point of view that you need to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a particular staff, before you try and implement change.

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