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March 3, 2017

If you are involved with public education in any way, make September by Earth Wind & Fire your theme song now. 🎶    It’s a great reminder that regardless of our role, we have to keep the enthusiasm and interest in education alive throughout the school year.

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December 3, 2016

What is a family-school partnership supposed to look like?

Before we talk about “what” a family-school partnership looks like, we must understand “who” is involved.  We must know the culture of our school, community, and families.  There are many great resources availab...

November 5, 2016

While I admit to knowing very little about the culture or history of horse racing, I know the shortest distance between start and finish is the inside lane.  When I watch the Kentucky Derby or Belmont Stakes (as a television fan), I root for "my" horse to take the insi...

October 1, 2016

1. Intelligence is not limited to reading, writing, and mathematics.

Dr. Howard Gardner developed the Multiple Intelligence Theory in 1983, suggesting that the traditional notion of intelligence is far too limited. Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to a...

September 2, 2016

Make quotes and important facts more memorable by using Quozio.com.  This is a free resource that creates beautiful quotes in seconds.  No user account or email address is needed.  Quozio also provides a bookmarklet which allows the user to copy and paste text from Int...

August 4, 2016

Next Vista for Learning (link) is a great resource for students, educators, and families. Most videos, created by students and educators, are two to six minutes long.  There are several categories of videos including: careers, global views, and seeing service.  Seeing...

July 3, 2016

Read Works is an excellent, free resource for any K-12 teacher.  I am stressing the word "any."  Reading is important in all subjects and with this resource any teacher can provide reading passages and comprehension questions easily.  Most passages are 1-2 pages which...

April 2, 2016

Report cards have provided an at-a-glance measure for students’ academic success for years. Students complete homework, classwork, projects, and tests.  Then these results are averaged for report card grades.

Recently public schools are expected to follow the same at-a-...

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