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October 16, 2013

Live Free or Die...But Don't Play Tag!

Recently, some schools banned tag while others banned balls and post-game handshakes. Have some adults in school lost all common sense?

October 02, 2013

Are Sports Good or Bad for Schools?

Is the U.S.'s obsession with sports hurt our academic standing around the world?

September 29, 2013

Redshirting Isn't Just for Sports ... but Does It Work?

Redshirting is a popular practice in sports, but does it work for kindergarten?

September 26, 2013

300 Kids Who Need a Lot More Than Saving

Former NFL player Brian Holloway's upstate NY was vandalized by teenage party goers, but in an effort to save the 300 teens his plan backfired...or did it?

August 01, 2013

Do Schools Work Hard Enough to Engage Parents?

Schools say they believe in 'Parental Involvement' but what does that mean?

July 07, 2013

Take a Risk...Flip Your Parent Communication!

The Flipped model can clearly be a fad, but it doesn't have to be if it is done with integrity.

June 04, 2013

Why Everyone Should Eat Cheerios and Celebrate Diversity

A really cute Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial couple brought out the worst in some viewers.

May 31, 2013

A Blog About Finding Our Happy Place...

Bellingham, Washington Principal Bob Sampson gave his students a sun day, instead of a snow day so they could see that life outside of school is just as important.

March 26, 2013

Why Gay Marriage Makes School Leaders Uncomfortable

Gay marriage is being debated in the Supreme Court but LGBT topics often go ignored because school administrators ignore them.

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.

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