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While teachers play an integral role in leading a student to academic success, parents are the driving force that continually support and encourage their children to succeed beyond the classroom. Research shows that when the whole family is involved, teachers gain an invaluable partner in learning and students achieve greater academic and personal success.

But how do schools empower parents to become involved in the education of their children?[…] Continue Reading »

Many leaders come about the role and title by accident. Due to good technical skills, a great work ethic, seniority, or the unexpected exit of a former leader, a new leader is promoted. Without warning, and often without support or development, the new leader goes from “one of us” to “one of them.” This type of unplanned instant promotion is the root of many management and leadership problems resulting in workplace drama in the form of low morale, poor team coordination, and lowered engagement.[…] Continue Reading »


Over the next few months, Robert Ahdoot, a high-school math teacher and founder of YayMath.org, will be sharing singular, bite-sized morsels of inspired education strategies. These aim to be juicy, yet easily digestible pieces of teaching wisdom. Enjoy.

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CC: myproductivity@, mywork-life-balance@
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Subject: Some ideas to improve both of us – urgent

Dear email,

I hope it’s OK that I reach out to you about this; it’s been on my mind for a while now.[…] Continue Reading »

Five years ago, for quality-of-life and cultural reasons, I returned with my wife and our three daughters to my native Israel while still continuing to lead ZoomInfo — a company I had founded, with headquarters in Waltham, Mass.

If the decision sounds risky, that’s because, as much as I would love to say otherwise, at the time, it felt like it was.[…] Continue Reading »


SmartBlog on Education this month is covering college and career readiness. Join us for original content in which experts explore the trends and highlight best practices.

From the moment students walk through the door of a Kankakee school to the time they walk across the stage to receive their high-school diplomas, we have to do everything we can to prepare them for life after formal education and the jobs of the future.[…] Continue Reading »