All posts by Michael Alderman

KIPP NJ 7 MOOCs to Help you teach better

7 MOOCs to help you grow as a teacher

MOOC’s, or massive open online courses from places like Coursera, offer opportunities for educators at any level to acquire new skills, or learn more about the teaching profession. For New […]

Six interview tips you’ll want to know, from our recruitment team

Interviewing requires a lot of thought and preparation. We sat down with the KIPP New Jersey recruitment team to learn a little bit more about what pitfalls usually trip up […]

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Three ways you can hack snow days for learning

If you live on the east coast of the states, chances are you had a snow day already (or two) this year. We had snow in New Jersey. For. Days. […]

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Brain Rules for teachers, part two

Did you get something out of last week’s Brain Rules post? I sure hope so. This week, we’ll look at the other six brain rules John Medina covers in his […]

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Twelve Brain Rules for educators, part one

Of all the books I read in 2015, John Medina’s Brain Rules impacted the way I think about learning the most. Today we’re going to look at how our brains […]

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How to do it: 3D printing in your classroom

How many times have you looked at a new piece of education technology, and wondered, ‘how is this actually helping kids learn’? Enter the world of plastic and ed-tech. Today, […]

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Four things to look for in your next school

Do you know where you’re sending your child to school next year? It’s decision time for parents in Newark, and soon it will be in Camden, too. We put together […]

Digging into the data behind The Prize

A couple months ago, Dale Russakoff’s The Prize came out to much acclaim. Her book focuses on the politics behind Newark’s education reform movement following Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million dollar […]

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Meet Courtney, KIPP Alumna and Kindergarten Teacher

Over the past few years, we have had the unique opportunity to see some of our first graduates from KIPP TEAM Academy, our network’s first school, graduate from college and […]

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Tips for Creating Effective Read Alouds

Though it sounds simple, a read aloud is actually more than just reading a book. It is an important opportunity to teach young scholars how to read. It’s also a carefully planned […]