A Community Guide for Parents & Students to Special Education in Mississippi

Author: The Southern Poverty Law Center

Summary: This guide is designed to help parents and students become effective advocates in planning the student's special education program. By using this manual and by working with school staff, you will learn how to draft an... Read on...

A Year at Mission Hill - Chapter 1: Why We’re Here

Summary: A Year At Mission Hill is is a 10-part series, which chronicles a year in the life of one of America's most successful public schools.

The Guiding Question for Chapter 1: What characterizes a great school, and how do... Read on...

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A Year at Mission Hill - Report

Summary: This report tells the story of the reach and impact of the #YearatMH campaign of 2013, during which over 50 partner organizations helped spread the 10 chapters of the "A Year at Mission Hill" film to hundreds of... Read on...

A Year at Mission Hill: My School

Summary: Chapter 1 in a series of short videos aligned with "A Year at Mission Hill' in which UK Filmmakers Visual Influence explore what it feels like to go to a great school, from a child's perspective.

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ACT out against SAT - One College Applicant Puts Her Testing Gripes on Video

Author: Allie and Sam Kauffmann

Summary: Allie Kauffmann is a high-school senior who dislikes standardized tests. Sam Kauffmann is a filmmaker who thinks the world of Allie, his daughter. These conditions inspired the following video, a nine-minute gripe about... Read on...

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Alfie Kohn: “It’s bad news if students are motivated to get A’s”

Author: Alfie Kohn

Summary: This is a clip from Alfie Kohn's DVD: "NO GRADES + NO HOMEWORK = BETTER LEARNING" ( In this short clip, Kohn discusses the grave implications of rewarding students for getting good grades.... Read on...

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All About Financial Management in Nonprofits

Author: Carter McNamara, Authenticity Consulting - on Free Management Library

Summary: This is an extensive introduction to financial management for those new to leading organizations and nonprofits (or those who want a refresher course). New nonprofit leaders and managers have to develop at least basic... Read on...

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Author: Grace Lee Boggs

Summary: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS is a feature-length documentary that includes biographical elements, but it is not a biopic. Grace is less a protagonist than a conduit for ideas and this is a... Read on...

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An Open Letter To Educators

Author: Dan Brown

Summary: In this six and a half minute long video, Dan Brown discusses how and why teaching students facts in today's day and age just isn't preparing people for living successfully in the real world. Dan has just recently... Read on...

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Big Ideas in Science Education

Author: Multiple authors listed within report

Summary: "Big Ideas in Science Education", a blog post from Teaching Science presents Principles and Ideas of Science Education, a great informal resource for teachers of young scientists who want students to know what real... Read on...

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Summary: CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a set of... Read on...

Challenge Success

Summary: Challenge Success works with schools, parents and youth to develop and implement action plans to improve student well-being and engagement with learning.

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (TED talk)

Author: Chimamanda Adichie / TED

Summary: A TED talk where Chimamanda Adichie tells her story and along the way raises awareness about our tendency to create or not examine the single stories we are told about Africans, Mexicans, or any social construct. She... Read on...

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CIrcles of Change

Author: Tracy A. Thompson

Summary: Lending circles, self-help groups, and study circles are all examples of one of the oldest and most effective tools for creating personal and social change. Leveraging the potential of Circles requires a clear... Read on...

Classroom Climate Assessment Instrument

Author: Alliance for the Study of School Climate

Summary: The Classroom Climate Assessment Instrument, created by the Alliance for the Study of School Climate, is a broad assessment of classroom climate, including sub-focuses on learning, culture, student interactions, and... Read on...

Crotty’s Kids

Summary: Crotty's Kids follows six Black and Hispanic debaters from the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx, whose lives are transformed by Eagle's unlikely coach, who, amidst a midlife crisis brought on by the death... Read on...

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Dan Pink - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (RSA Animate)

Author: Dan Pink / RSA Animate

Summary: Engaging and clear visual animation with author Dan Pink about motivation and the importance of autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Although mostly from a workplace orientation, this video is a highly relevant and engaging... Read on...

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Education for Liberation’s EdLib Lab

Summary: The Education for Liberation Network is a national coalition of teachers, community activists, researchers, youth and parents who believe a good education should teach people, particularly low-income youth and youth of... Read on...

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Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision Making

Author: Sam Kaner, with Lenny Lind, Catherine Toldi, Sarah Fisk, and Duane Berger

Summary: "The Facilitator's Guide provides a full set of models and tools to enable an organization to reap the benefits of a well facilitated, participatory decision-making process. Having seen Sam's methods in action, I can... Read on...

Financial Management for Human Service Administrators

Author: Lawrence L. Martin

Summary: This comprehensive financial management book is designed to help future or current human services or social work administrators manage programs and agencies more effectively. The book includes information on various... Read on...

Rated: 21321 (2/5), based on 1 review Posted in ToolsOrganizational Management

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