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Douglas Timm
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Principal at Carrie Downie Elementary School. Where we promote 21st Century skills by taking academic risks, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and empowerment.
Principal at Carrie Downie Elementary School. Where we promote 21st Century skills by taking academic risks, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and empowerment.

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Why have I waited...
I have been doing things for me lately... Less posts, less everything.  Still have my loves, "weekly video", posts about my school, conversations with teachers, etc continue..... But less of what I think will "develop my brand..."  I thought that was import...
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If you are not continuously learning your passions or practicing them... shame on you.
As an educator we strive to create students that fall in love with learning and pushing themselves.  We strive to try and find what motivates them.  This is certainly easier said than done in a classroom of 25-30 students.  One thing you can do is continuou...
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Today was Today
I am referring to all interactions here as "they" and "them" just to keep it confidential.  This is not about a kid, but our assumed role as educator.  Not what you learn in college, but what you learn in the work. It is inevitable to all of us, and I felt ...
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Had to fix this random #edupoetry  entry.
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Just an Idea we are going to call "Learning Days"
Over the summer I try to meet with staff a few times in a relaxed workshop setting to generate ideas, discuss visions, and try to create some focuses for the upcoming year.  Over the past 3 years we have done a lot of work with Instructional Rounds  (Season...
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Yeah... Whatever
Been a while, no post to think Not because the thoughts did sink No apprehension, season, allergies, no reason Hip Hop grabbed me a minute, but, not apprehension Got so far off the rational mark of the blog Always for me, but here it is my cognition Inducin...
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Don't forget the one that does not connect right away - My Daughter's story
So today was the first day of school for my students and for my kids.  My middle child, my daughter sometimes has a difficult time in situations.  She is my creative, my attitude, my go the other way child.  She is the generally the best behaved and I think...
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Doubling Down
This was originally a post in another spot... To double down is not what you think It is the contest within, the acceptance of your worth Work on what you struggle, but live on what you don't Accept that you are only mighty in time spent It is okay to capit...
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