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Michael Podraza
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As Principal of East Greenwich High School, Rhode Island this G+ profile is my District managed account
As Principal of East Greenwich High School, Rhode Island this G+ profile is my District managed account

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"If we take an average of student grades as they are going through the learning process, then we are reinforcing an environment where students aren't going to want to fail and aren't going to want to take risks"

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Listen and vote for #EGHSMatters  own "Public Alley"

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"What Can We Learn From A Million Dollar Teacher"

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"Schools mistake passion for an emotion, as something kids like to do in their spare time. Those are hobbies. Passion is what you must do, even if you have to suffer to do it. Passion is the genius of all geniuses. It’s discipline at a level we can’t comprehend. It can’t be satisfied by project-based learning."

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Interesting brief history of proficiency based education in RI & NH.

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"If you want the Common Core or any learning standards to succeed for EACH and EVERY child, you have to start over by re-imagining and re-designing a system of schooling around their needs and dreams, and not for the convenience or satisfaction of nostalgic memories in the adults. Stop clinging to a dead horse."

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"If you see things that don't meet the norm as 'deviant', then you are approaching the world with a mindset of mass, of conformity, of obedience" 

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"If we wait for everything to be researched before we use it, we are going to lose a lot of kids.  Before something was researched, somebody tried it first with no data to support if it would be successful or not.  That is why relationships are so important in education.  Understanding who the learner is in front of you will often lead to creating new solutions for that child.  They don’t have the time for you to wait."

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Notes & Videos Re: Course Selection, PARCC & Parent Camp
Members of the EGHS Community may find some of the following resources and information useful in the coming weeks Course Selection Grades 9,10,11: File containing  Program of Studies and copies of course selection sheets SY 15-16 can be found here. A brief ...
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