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February 17, 2013

Growing Up in a World of Anonymous Comments

What do our children learn from the negative anonymous comments that surround them?

February 06, 2013

Bridging the Digital Divide Is Like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

On Digital Learning Day where we are supposed to highlight what to do with technology, we should also be thinking of those who lack the opportunities to infuse technology into what they do.

January 26, 2013

Who Owns the Patent on Learning?

Educators, as well as parents, have the opportunity to inspire students to want to gain ownership over their own learning.

January 22, 2013

Service to Others Should Last All Year Long

Days of service and no name calling weeks should be at the core of what schools do every day.

January 04, 2013

Who Is Your Role Model?

Our children are bombarded with messages about who they can be when they grow up and it's more important now than ever to make sure that were are offering them the opportunity to learn from positive role models.

December 20, 2012

Special Education: A Delicate Balance Between Educating & Enabling

Special education services are vitally important for meeting student needs but there is a delicate balance between educating and enabling.

October 28, 2012

Do Public Schools Educate Difficult Children or Just Maintain Them?

They wanted Jade to move. It didn't matter if they were an aide, teacher or principal, when she walked in they didn't want to engage with her. When Jade didn't want to do work in the classroom she fell to the floor and began having a temper tantrum. It seemed like 2 year old behavior coming from t...

October 26, 2012

After You Crash and Burn: Coping Skills for Students

People who are keenly aware of the trials and tribulations of life understand that since birth life has offered us different opportunities to build coping skills. Life is not kind to everyone. It doesn't matter if it's a break-up gone bad or a death in the family, we don't leave this planet unscat...

October 09, 2012

Have You Sharpened Your Saw?

Perhaps it's my own need to write about happy moments after posting a blog about helping children who lost a parent but this is an attempt to focus on the positive. We read so many negative things throughout our day that I thought you might enjoy focusing on the positive. I heard a statistic that we...

October 07, 2012

How Do We Help Children Who Lost a Parent?

This blog will not be popular. It won't be Tweeted hundreds of times or sent out to friends through Facebook. Many who begin reading it will most likely stop before they ever get to this point because they will have scanned the title and decided to move on. Readers will say, "Too sad," and never rea...

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