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Reed Gillespie
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Husband, Father, Teacher/Educator
Husband, Father, Teacher/Educator

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What Do You Teach
At a gathering last week, someone asked, "What do you do?"  "I'm an assistant principal at Monticello High School." After a couple of minutes discussing my current position, she asked, "So what did you teach?" "Students."  Recognizing that my response came ...

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Building Relationships: Practical Ideas to Implement in Classrooms
It all goes back to relationships! Relationships are the essential element in our schools. The old adage, “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” is true especially in today’s society when kids are used to so much choice in th...

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In Pursuit of a Learning-Oriented Classroom
About fifteen years' ago, while interviewing for a teaching position, the principal asked, "Describe your classroom management strategy." I gave a relatively standard answer, "Good lessons are the key to maintaining a well-run classroom. A lesson that is en...

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Responsive Classrooms
Two relatively innocent actions taken by Ms. Irving in her Biology class reminded me of something that it takes far too many educators to learn or act on. After her students set up the room for an interactive, movement and team-based Kahoot! Ms. Irving stop...

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