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Dr. Howie Knoff
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National School Improvement Consultant, Author, Presenter
National School Improvement Consultant, Author, Presenter

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The SEL-ing of Social-Emotional Learning: Education’s Newest Bandwagon. . . Science-to-Practice Goals, Flaws, and Cautions (Part II)
Why Schools Need to
Re-Think, Re-Evaluate, Re-Load, and Re-Boot Dear
Colleagues, [ CLICK
HERE for the Entire Blog] Introduction    All students need to learn and
demonstrate—at an appropriate developmental level—effective interpersonal,
social problem-solvi...
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Social-Emotional Learning: Education’s Newest Bandwagon. . . and the History of How We Got There (Part I)
Why Most Schools are not Implementing
Scientifically-Sound SEL Practices—Wasting Time and Resources CLICK HERE for the
Entire Blog Dear Colleagues,     It seems that
educators can’t go anywhere on their on-line news feeds (e.g., the74 ,
ASCD’s and others’ S...
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The U.S. Department of Education Wants to “Rethink Special Education,” But Is It Willing to Look at Itself First?
The Department Needs to
Change at the “Top” in Order to Successfully Impact the “Bottom” [For the entire Blog Message, CLICK HERE ] Dear
Colleagues, Introduction    Last week
(September 20, 2018), Johnny W. Collett, the politically-appointed Assistant
Secre...
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Preventing School Shootings and Violence
States
Not Waiting for the Federal Commission on School Safety Report:   The Guidance You Need is Here and Available [ CLICK HERE for the Full Version
of this Blog] Dear Colleagues,    As we begin the
2018-2019 school year, school safety is on the minds of ...
Preventing School Shootings and Violence
Preventing School Shootings and Violence
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Students’ Mental Health Status, and School Safety, Discipline, and Disproportionality: An Anthology of Previous Blogs
Integrating
Successful Research-to-Practice Strategies into the New School Year (Part II of
II)   [ CLICK HERE for the Full Version of this Blog] Dear
Colleagues, Introduction :   Change is Hard    As I continue to
collaborate with educators across the coun...
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School Improvement, Strategic Planning, ESEA, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: An Anthology of Previous Blogs
Integrating
Successful Research-to-Practice Strategies into the New School Year (Part I of
II) [ CLICK HERE for the Full Version
of this Blog]   Dear Colleague,   Introduction    While some of you
are starting to “trickle” back to your schools, districts, o...
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Hattie Haters and Lovers: Both are Still Missing the Effective Implementation Steps that Practitioners Need
Critical Questions to Ask your “Hattie Consultant”
Before You Sign the Contract   [For the Entire Blog
Message:   CLICK HERE ] Dear Colleagues, Introduction    Over the past five
years especially, John Hattie has become internationally-known for his
meta-an...
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Elementary School Principals’ Biggest Concern: Addressing Students’ Behavior and Emotional Problems
The Solution? Project ACHIEVE’s Multi-Tiered,
Evidence-Based Roadmap to Success [For the entire Blog Message, CLICK HERE ] Introduction    While most students
and staff are off on vacation and not thinking about homework and teaching,
many administrators ar...
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Learning from Another Gates Failure: It’s Not Just the Money—It’s What You Accomplish With It
How to Spend Your ESEA Title IV Money Wisely [ CLICK HERE for the Full
Version of this Blog]    With all of the new
research, new curricula, new software, and new “ways to do things”—most
educators do not have the time to effectively evaluate what is real
(...
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Making Mountains Out of Molehills: Mindfulness and Growth Mindsets
Critical Research Questions the Impact of Both [ CLICK HERE for the Full
Version of this Blog] Dear Colleagues,    One of my biggest
professional frustrations is when districts and schools say that they do not
have time for professional development or “new ...
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