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Working every day to make the educational experience more closely mirror the life we live beyond school.
Working every day to make the educational experience more closely mirror the life we live beyond school.

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Two ways for SDW students to share their voice!
Students in the School District of Waukesha are making a huge difference in the world. They are reaching out and making changes in our community.  They are connecting to the world in ways many of us cannot even imagine.  They are publishing their ideas and ...
Two ways for SDW students to share their voice!
Two ways for SDW students to share their voice!
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Speech-to-text: Promoting independence in learning!
In educating children we should have some very clear and direct goals that indicate what success looks like. Two very clear goals are: 1. Being sure that every child is capable of proficiently reading to a level that will allow for life success in any path ...
Speech-to-text: Promoting independence in learning!
Speech-to-text: Promoting independence in learning!
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Video Contest for Students: Activating Change
Students have something to say, and they should not have to wait until they are adults to say it. Young people can influence change today. We want to celebrate this with our School District of Waukesha sponsored celebration of the StudentVoice.org  video co...
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Safe Words: Empowering students to take responsibility
Summer slide is a real phenomenon, and I can prove it. Witnessing the multitude of students that have forgotten their district-issued password over summer, I am fairly certain that the area of the brain specifically responsible for password storage may be d...
Safe Words: Empowering students to take responsibility
Safe Words: Empowering students to take responsibility
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Consider the consequences when taking iPads away from students
As teachers are getting students ready for the year of learning that is ahead, the first week is a time where educators begin to practice and teach routines/rules to their students. This week I had two separate conversations with teachers who mentioned that...
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Students still care deeply; find ways to capture their attention
Not long ago an executive at a large local company said to me, "Kids are truly just different these days. I see it in the young employees that I hire. You must see that all of the time, right?" I paused. It's something I tend to hear a lot, but not just fro...
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Encourage Students to Discuss Their Thinking with VoiceThread
Educators know that talking about our thinking is a critical way for us to make sense of our thinking, develop our ideas, and commit learning to memory. Across our system I hear teachers talk about the importance of engaging all students in this kind of dis...
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If you throw away your bicycle...
Recently my daughter (10) and I were able to participate in a true daddy/daughter bonding experience. We traveled 26 miles by bike for a full day outing. Neither of us are avid bikers, but we do take short trips from time to time around the neighborhood and...
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Student Blogging: More than just pushing "Publish"
Passionate learners are infectious. Their enthusiasm for a topic shines brightly, and it rubs off on others. For a small team of students at Banting Elementary, they are working to spread their passion to an audience well beyond the walls of their school us...
Student Blogging: More than just pushing "Publish"
Student Blogging: More than just pushing "Publish"
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Vanguard Teams: Thank You for Adjusting the Sails
When the inspiration for Waukesha One was first born in our district over five years ago, one reality was certain: the shift to learning that utilized digital tools was not going to take shape without sincere belief in the idea, and day-to-day changes in th...
Vanguard Teams: Thank You for Adjusting the Sails
Vanguard Teams: Thank You for Adjusting the Sails
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