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May 15, 2016

Not Ready for College? Flunk Gym

Let's hope that schools will cooperate with students needing more time with high school level courses so they won't have to resort to this type of subterfuge. And if your high school is still pushing kids out to pay college tuition for high school courses, for god's sake do something about it. It isn't that complicated.

March 08, 2016

If Education Is Going to Change, Teacher Prep Needs to First

As educational philosophy continues to shift based on current research, new teacher programs must reflect the reform in the classroom environment. It seems sad and weird that folks coming out of traditional programs are still learning what I learned so long ago with little modification. This needs to change

February 28, 2016

Coding for Everyone? Are You Serious Mr. President?

In short, there are lots of ways that all students can learn how to control computers that have immediate real-world impact and can involve student interest and passion. There are also many innovative teachers supporting these tools who others need to try to follow. Leadership is key, but it should come from people with educational expertise and not politicians and corporate big wigs.

February 04, 2016

Why Does "MY" Voice Matter?

Too often teachers exclaim, "I'm JUST a classroom teacher; why does MY voice EVEN matter?" And the simple answer is because it does. Each one of us has a unique perspective that carries with it experience and learning that begs to be shared. By nature, teachers want to give but often put themselves ...

January 31, 2016

Why It's Time to Elevate and Celebrate Teachers and Teaching

Educators need to be appreciated; it makes all of the challenging parts of the job easier.

November 22, 2015

Are We Appropriately Preparing Students for College?

Not all learning spaces are the same. What are you preparing students for? Read on to see how we can narrow the gap between college and high school.

November 08, 2015

Want to Further Your Career? That's a Conflict of Interest

Who knew that promoting your personal brand could be a potential conflict of interest with your job? Read on to avoid the pitfalls.

August 18, 2015

5 Steps for Building Trust in a Hybrid Teacher/Coach Role

School communities are build on trust. In order to be successful in a coaching capacity, I will need to be present for my colleagues and help them understand that I'm all about them.

August 02, 2015

The Arts: One More Victim of Common Core Testing - Part 1

The arts are important part of education and unfortunately the kids have been losing them. Read part 1 of this 3 part series by Dr. Douglas Green to learn about the issue and how we can solve it.

June 23, 2015

Imagining an Educational Tomorrowland

Caution! Read this post only if you care to dream about possibilities... Dare not think about all that can't be done, but rather how we can move toward what can. If we can think it, we can do it. Enter at your own risk.

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