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5 Things I Learned About Effective Schools


For the past two weeks, I attended a Gear Up conference which was designed to help us implement the Common Core Standards, but also help us create a high performance learning environment in our school.  Here are some things I learned: 1.  Schools Are Museums – Technology is advancing at an alarming rate.  It is … Continue reading

The Last Day of School: A Retrospective


I am a high school English teacher with four children attending elementary school.  Two of them are graduating to the middle school next year and the other two will climb the ladder to the fourth and second grades, respectively.  I am currently spending my time updating the inventory of books in my classroom, squaring away … Continue reading

Kid Diplomacy: What We Can All Learn


Something happened to my son at school that made me think about the way that adults and for that matter even nations treat each other and what we can all learn from children. My son had a falling out with his best friend at school Friday.  Something happened on the playground, then words were exchanged, … Continue reading