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Can you hear me now?
How many of you, and be honest, have received emails from job seekers about potential openings at your school and don't reply? I'm new to the administrative world, am only an Assistant Principal, and I was rather taken aback at the amount of times I've gott...
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Can I talk about this?
It's been a while since I've posted anything of meaning on this blog.  I was named Assistant Principal in my district in January of this year and as a matter of fact, it's been since then that I have said anything.  Not because of fear.  Not because I was s...
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Creating Authentic Thinkers
I read a tweet the other day by @realscientists that said, "We've raised a generation of people who can DO math, but most don't UNDERSTAND what they're doing..." and if I could have made a standing ovation tweet, I would have.  Perfectly said. Maybe the twe...
I read a tweet the other day by @realscientists that said, "We've raised a generation of people who can DO math, but most don't UNDERSTAND what they're doing..." and if I could have made a standing ovation tweet, I would have...
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Professional Development
As you've probably noticed from my posts so far, I'm a big fan of providing authentic experiences to my students in the classroom.  But, as an aspiring administrator, I also understand the importance of providing authentic learning opportunities to the teac...
As you've probably noticed from my posts so far, I'm a big fan of providing authentic experiences to my students in the classroom.  But, as an aspiring administrator, I also understand the importance of providing authentic le...
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Here's an amazing resource I just discovered the other day.  It's one of those rare resources that come up that you know if you would have just stumbled upon it earlier, it could have had a massive positive effect on my students. Anyways, check out Student ...
Here's an amazing resource I just discovered the other day.  It's one of those rare resources that come up that you know if you would have just stumbled upon it earlier, it could have had a massive positive effect on my stude...
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Teaching Energy through Rube Goldberg Machines
Rube Goldberg- A Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor and author.  Perhaps most famous for his political cartoons but when it comes to my students, he is known for his extremely complex machines used to complete an extremely simple job or task.  What...
Rube Goldberg- A Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor and author.  Perhaps most famous for his political cartoons but when it comes to my students, he is known for his extremely complex machines used to complete an ext...
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Who to look up to.
I'm a habitual podcast listener.  I won't get into the details of all the podcasts that I listen to, but I have a group of podcasts in which I don't miss an episode.  I used to consider myself a reader, and I guess I still am, as proven by the books with pa...
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Googling
I'm going to go out on a limb here and make BOLD statement. Ready for it? "Teaching students HOW to Google is one of the top 3 skills you should teach in a given school year." The other 2, in my opinion- in case you are interested: -  How to have a perfect ...
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'Tis the Season...for testing...
Here we are, two weeks away from an extremely well deserved break, spending a great amount of time...testing.  Now is about the time that I start drawing out my plans of my latest, yet to be invented invention.  This invention is called- wait for it- iBrain...
Here we are, two weeks away from an extremely well deserved break, spending a great amount of time...testing.  Now is about the time that I start drawing out my plans of my latest, yet to be invented invention.  This inventio...
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Here's an amazing resource I just discovered the other day.  It's one of those rare resources that come up that you know if you would have just stumbled upon it earlier, it could have had a massive positive effect on my stude...
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Silent Lunch
Now hang on, if you are thinking this is going to be a post to support the silencing of all students while eating lunch in the cafeteria, you are wrong.  Well, maybe.  In my 7 years as an educator, I've never been a proponent of taking away recess time and/...
Now hang on, if you are thinking this is going to be a post to support the silencing of all students while eating lunch in the cafeteria, you are wrong.  Well, maybe.  In my 7 years as an educator, I've never been a proponent...
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B.S. from Ball State University, M.Ed. from Southern Methodist University.  I like to think outside of the box.  Let's change the face of education together!  
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