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July 21, 2015

School Dreams in July?

How do we combat the summer malaise that can impede a strong start to the school year? We plan.

July 19, 2015

Pregnant Pauses and Other In-between Spaces (My Love Affair With the Semicolon)

We all have our challenges, but they don't have to strangle our hope. Those of us who struggle with depression or anxiety have daily situations that sometime make progress feel impossible. This is a success story, to help show that no problem is insurmountable.

July 09, 2015

Tips For Solving the Parent Educator Dilemma

Have you ever seen the scene in Mr Holland's Opus where his son Cole yells at him and tells him he loves his students more than he loves him? I cry every time because my biggest fear is that my son will feel that way; I'm embarrassed to admit there are probably moments where he does feel this way, but I try to limit them. How can we balance this reality?

July 03, 2015

Got What You Wanted, Now What?

Good things happen and we have to be prepared to take the next necessary steps to keep learning and growing. How do you deal with getting what you want?

June 21, 2015

Thank You Daddy For Always Believing in Me

Dads can be crazy and why shouldn't they be, raising kids is hard work while trying to grow up themselves. Why not give a shout out to the men in your life who have served as fathers or father figures and made a special impact?

June 16, 2015

Reflections on the Last Day of Classes

Here are some takeaways before the doors close and the lights go out on the 2014-15 school year

June 14, 2015

If School Is Not 'The Real World,' What Is It?

The real world is a place we exist in all the time unless we are down the rabbit hole with Alice. So treat the learning experience in school like it matters.

June 02, 2015

Woeful Tales of Blindness in Proofreading

What happens when the teacher makes a mistake? Rather than publicly shame herself, she turns it into a learning opportunity, just as she would with her students.

May 24, 2015

8 Essential Shifts That Made Year 13 Memorable

Since reflection is a huge part of learning, this time of year is a great time to review the experiences of the year and evaluate growth to implement change for the future. What did you learn this year and what would you change?

May 14, 2015

Should Mandatory "Seat Time" Requirements Exist?

Is mandatory seat time necessary for learning or is it just another antiquated hoop for students to jump through as they play school? What do you think?

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