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Video: Addressing Low Performing Teachers

Video: Addressing Low Performing Teachers
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Video blogger Kate Cohen discusses the "bad teachers" phenomenon. While teacher assessment is a hot debate, it is a fact that there are low performing teachers. Must ineffective teachers be fired? What can be done to improve their performance? Current research shows that it is possible for low performing teachers to improve through methods such as coaching programs! Watch the video to learn more!

Successful Creative Funding for Schools

Successful Creative Funding for Schools
In this video, Hertz Furniture video blogger, Kate Cohen, discusses how to successfully use creative funding in your school. No school ever complains of having a budget that is too large for its needs. Kate has some great ideas on how teachers can raise some much needed funds that aren't available due to budget cuts. Watch the video to learn more! And please share your creative funding ideas with us!

Video: Implementing Common Core Standards

Video: Implementing Common Core Standards
Video blogger Kate Cohen shares some of her favorite online resources to help understand and implement common core standards in the classroom. She actually shows us practical methods of utilizing common core state standards as well as ELA standards.

Video: Diversity In Our Schools

Video: Diversity In Our Schools
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior day, video blogger Kate Cohen discusses the importance of diversity in our schools. While we have made a lot of progress in the last 50 years, according to Kate, a lot of work still lies ahead. While we may say that we celebrate diversity the sentiment isn't always reflected as we would like in educational policy and practice.

Video: The Benefits of Social Emotional Learning

Video: The Benefits of Social Emotional Learning
Video Blogger, Kate Cohen takes a few minutes to try and convince you about the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) in our schools. If you are already convinced, then she hopes that she can inspire you to look into getting an SEL program in your school.

Video: Effective Educational Leadership

Video: Effective Educational Leadership
Kate Cohen ask the question: What kinds of educational leaders can help students and teachers thrive and meet their potential? Principals, Superintendents, coaches, and department heads can help students and teachers thrive by meeting their potential. According to Kate, those leaders that can use relationship building, realistic goal setting and being authentic can increase leadership effectiveness. Kate gives a timely, real life example of a true school leader. Watch the video to learn more!

Video: Trends in Professional Development for Teachers

Video: Trends in Professional Development for Teachers
In this video blog post, Kate discusses trends in professional development that hold promise for making ongoing teacher training more helpful and effective and appreciated by participants. Teachers often provide professional development for their colleagues over blogs, through teacher social networks or over lunch in their school using methods such as a blended learning environment, incorporating technology in the classroom and differentiation. Watch the video now!

Video: The Future of Technology in the Classroom!

Video: The Future of Technology in the Classroom!
Kate shares insights into the future of technology in the classroom. Will the classroom include self learning environments where students will have blue tooth stereo implants in their ears?

Homework Excuses

Real Homework Excuses from Real Teachers on Facebook! Infographic!
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Bullying

Bullying
Imagine your students working out problems without teacher, school administrator, adult intervention. Think it can't be done? Well it can with peer mediation! Educator, Kate Cohen discusses successful bullying prevention methods including peer mediation. Learn how conflict resolution can impact your classroom and schoolyard.

Hurricane Sandy – Communicating With Students After a Disaster

Hurricane Sandy – Communicating With Students After a Disaster
Hurricane Sandy not only caused a lot of physical damage, it left thousands of school children feeling fearful and vulnerable and uncertain about the future. Kate talks about how we can communicate with students after a natural disaster such as hurricane Sandy.

Hertz Furniture Sandy Relief Program: 20% Off & QuickShip on 1,100+ Items

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In support of our friends and neighbors who have been affected by Superstorm Sandy, Hertz Furniture is offering a 20% discount and QuickShip on all furniture from Academia, AmTab, Eurotech, NPS, OSC and ScreenFlex. Choose from a wide variety of school and office furniture including classroom furniture, cafeteria tables, casegoods, teacher desks, task and office seating, facilities furniture, lecterns, podiums and mobile partitions. Schools and others in NH, RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA and WV who order before Thanksgiving are eligible.

Hertz Furniture CEO Appears on Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act

Hertz Furniture CEO Appears on Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act



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Hertz Furniture CEO Saul Wagner, an authority on educational ergonomics and classroom design, and John Musso, Executive Director of the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) appeared on Lifetime Television’s popular morning show, The Balancing Act on January 17th.

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