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A United Country – A Peaceful Transition

Today I pray specifically for the safety of all our leaders and law enforcement. Regardless of our individual opinions, violence and hatred are not the answers (thank you, Dr. King). My hope is as we each hold steadfast to our … Continue reading

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Right from the Start – 6 Ways to Establish Great Communications with Parents

  The old adage “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” rings right along with the first bell of the new school year. A small investment at the onset of the school year will get … Continue reading

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Ten Tangible Tools for Teachers

…put people first, and the rest will follow… I retired from full-time classroom teaching earlier this year, and have been sifting through years and years of nostalgia and boxes of “just can’t get rid of” stuff.  A tattered 1/3 sheet of faded Xerox … Continue reading

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Wiggle Room – Let’s All Tinker!

Let’s ALL play! I had the distinct pleasure of participating in last night’s Twitter #edtechchat about the emerging benefits of creating maker spaces integrated throughout all content areas.  The conversations were fast-paced and innovative, overflowing with collaborative ideas galore.  I was … Continue reading

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A Cup of Simplicity

… it’s the little decisions and the casual quiet steps that often lead into paths of expanded conversations with an audience around the world… Day #4 of Flu – coughing and hacking have taken their toll. But today I felt … Continue reading

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Some days, this is ’nuff said…

We  had a great day today, but… this teacher is tired! Simply put, ‘Nuff said…

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Nerdlution Nervana

Ok, so I was excited to join the Nedlution…but, being a procrastinator, I jumped in without a specific goal (“I’ll find the perfect goal later!”).  At the onset, I was simply committed to not doing school work for 30 minutes … Continue reading

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NerdLution

I know I can, I know I can… I’m so into this challenge. Watch me soar! I’m a perfectionist, a procrastinator, and a slave to the contents in my school bag. As a result, my personal life is in a … Continue reading

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Farewell to Arms…and Legs, and Wagging Tails

Two days ago I had to put my beloved golden retriever down.  Sadie suffered heart failure while we were bathing her on Saturday…I blame myself for the emergent situation, although the vet reassured us the yet-to-be diagnosed cancer somewhere in … Continue reading

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What is Leadership to a Second Grader?

        What Attributes Make a Leader? Mrs. Cooper’s second grade class devoted the months of February and March to evaluating United States Presidents. They reviewed qualities required of an effective president, which led to an in-depth inquiry about the differences between fame … Continue reading

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