Look around your school. How would it be different if people - all people (students AND faculty) - put the needs of others first? What kind of difference would it make? Would your students perform better academically if socially everyone was putting others first?
My thought is that high school would look totally different if people acted this way. I would contend that almost every problem young people (or people) face is somehow a result of not putting others… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on September 28, 2010 at 10:30am —
Freshman Academies is a topic that comes up often when discussing Freshman Transition Programs. This blog post will include links that deal with the pros and cons of the Academy approach to Freshman Transition as well as other alternatives:
Added by Scott Habeeb on September 17, 2010 at 3:30pm —
This blog was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.…
Added by Scott Habeeb on September 16, 2010 at 11:30am —
The Freshman Transition Network is full of blogs and resources related to being an administrator of a Freshman Transition Program (FTP). In an attempt to make it easier for members to find these resources, this blog post is being added to the Hot Topics section of the main page to consolidate the resources related to being an FTP administrator.
Added by Scott Habeeb on August 26, 2010 at 3:00pm —
The Freshman Transition Network is full of blogs and resources related to starting/creating a Freshman Transition Program (FTP). In an attempt to make it easier for members to find these resources, this blog post is being added to the Hot Topics section of the main page to consolidate the resources related to starting/creating an FTP.
Added by Scott Habeeb on August 26, 2010 at 2:30pm —
On The Freshman Transition Network we try to provide ideas for inspirational/motivational classroom resources. A lot of great ideas have been presented and they have ended up scattered all over The Network. This blog post is an attempt to give folks one easy resource that links to the others. If you have any ideas that should be added just let me know!
BE SURE TO VISIT… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on August 22, 2010 at 10:30pm —
John Wooden - the man, his accomplishments, his life, and his legacy - is a gift to teachers trying to help students reach their full potential. By bringing John Wooden into the classroom teachers will have an amazing opportunity to give students glimpses into the type of character and virtues that need to be present in their lives. For that matter, students can explore John Wooden on their own.
This blog post is an attempt to compile all the great John Wooden resources into…
Added by Scott Habeeb on August 22, 2010 at 10:00pm —
What an amazing man. What an amazing life. What an amazing example to our young people.
John Wooden, the legendary Wizard of Westwood, died today
, June 4, 2010. He was born in 1910, and in his 99 years on earth he found his purpose, lived it to the fullest, and left a lasting mark on the world.
John Wooden is someone your students need to know. I would encourage… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on June 4, 2010 at 11:11pm —
One of the tricks of staff development is finding ways to apply ideas/strategies/concepts to the many different departments and content areas that make up a school. That's one of the goals of this Ning - to document ways to use AFL in many different settings. For example, there has been a PE… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on May 18, 2010 at 9:18am —
Recently I had the opportunity to spend 45 minutes addressing the 10th and 11th grade students at Estill County High School in Irvine, Kentucky. The topic of my address was Does Your Brain Lie to You (and do you believe it)? I thought that some of the ideas from that address might be ideas that teachers could share in their classrooms with students of all ages. While I did this in one day, I would recommend addressing each of the… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on May 16, 2010 at 10:30pm —
This series of posts on the essential components of a Freshman Transition Program is based on ideas found in The Ninth Grade Opportunity: Transforming Schools from the Bottom Up by Scott Habeeb, Ray Moore, and… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on May 10, 2010 at 11:30am —
What a privilege it is to be able to observe great educators practicing their craft!
Added by Scott Habeeb on April 23, 2010 at 11:38am —
This post was originally an email that I sent to our faculty here at Salem High School. I thought that perhaps some of you might relate to it and benefit from it.
Added by Scott Habeeb on April 15, 2010 at 10:26pm —
This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.
Salem High School Earth Science teacher, Wes Lester
, recently sent me this link to a post
on Edutopia about Formative Assessment (AFL). I found it to be an excellent post and… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on April 13, 2010 at 11:16am —
If you have read many of my previous blog posts, you'll know that I often share ideas for motivating/inspiring students and for teaching them important life lessons. Here are a few examples of the posts to which I am… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on April 8, 2010 at 9:39am —
When faced with a new concept it is natural and necessary to attach meaning to that concept. Sometimes when we find an understandable example of that concept we begin to confuse that idea for the concept itself. As Salem High School
and the City of Salem Schools
strive to… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 23, 2010 at 4:34pm —
Do you remember your parents or grandparents sharing with you the same words of wisdom over and over again until you could quote them in your sleep?
If so, then count yourself blessed. Those words of wisdom spoken by an adult who cared helped to shape you and mold you. Even though at times you were probably tired of hearing those words, they stuck in your head and helped to guide you and your life.
My favorite example came from my grandfather,… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 22, 2010 at 10:23pm —
Recently I posted about ways to use music in the classroom and a list of specific songs that can be used. This post is a follow up to that earlier one. The first part of this post before the list of songs is copied verbatim from the… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
So you want to create a Freshman Transition Program (FTP) at your school and you don’t know where to start. You keep hearing about other schools creating Freshman Academies – is that what your school should do? How do you go about researching and exploring the topic?
Well, you’ve come to the right place.…
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 11, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Many of our students have not seen real-life examples of success, of hard work, of overcoming problems, and of properly dealing with… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on March 10, 2010 at 9:00pm —