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Craig Vroom
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4 Essentials to Start Your School Year
Writing alongside those in the #compelledtribe, we commit ourselves to reflection through writing. Personally and professionally each member of the tribe has had their own takeaways on how it has, and will, impact their teaching, leading and learning. Blogg...

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A Summer Lesson. Surf's Up.
This past week I had the joy of watching my two youngest at surf camp. For the past three years they have each awoken before the rest of the house so that they can master the skill of riding the waves. Now in their third year of camp, I am impressed with th...

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A Summer of Growth. 5 Ways to Reflect
With the ending of another year of leading and learning, I push myself to take the pulse of the year completed. While there are many different moments that I am extremely proud of I know there are just as many moments in which I stumbled. The truth is I rar...

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5 Ways to Finish
Spring has arrived and the final quarter of the school year is here. Whether you live in the northeast or the southwest, students and teachers know that the seasons have changed and this school year is quickly coming to a close. With each day passing there ...

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Getting Hired. 5 Tips to Being the Candidate of Choice
This post was first published in May of 2016. Landing that first teaching job, any teaching job, can be a daunting task. The world of teaching is as competitive as it ever has been. Whether spending hours in coursework, months of field study or after years ...

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Building Relationships. Practical Ideas to Implement in the Classroom.
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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The Lesson of Silence
It has been a while. There were days in which I asked myself if I was ready to return. There were moments that I wondered if there was anything worth sharing. Was there going to be value, growth and purpose to the words I would put on blank pages? Writing h...

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Push - It Makes Us All Better
Moved by progress. Inspired by frustration. Apprehensive by misunderstanding. The time to push in teaching, leading and learning is now. There is no time like the present to re-shape education. As educational leaders (classroom teachers to building administ...

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Push - It Makes Us Better
Moved by progress. Inspired by frustration. Apprehensive by misunderstanding. The time to push in teaching, leading and learning is now. There is no time like the present to re-shape education. As educational leaders (classroom teachers to building administ...

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Looking Back on 2016. The Journey to Elite.
This past year has been quite the journey in teaching and learning. There have been ultimate highs and forgettable (yet teachable) lows. The most euphoric moments have been affirming to the great things happening with the teachers, students and community in...
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