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Very funny stuff for all you edugeeks out there. Great satire.
 
The New NCLB: No Curler Left Behind
The Denver Post is my local newspaper. I always find it interesting that during the Olympics they prominently run a "medal count" graphic each day, showing which countries have won the most medals. It's always struck me as kind of silly, as if the number of...
The Denver Post is my local newspaper. I always find it interesting that during the Olympics they prominently run a "medal count" graphic each day, showing which countries have won the most medals. It's always struck me as ki...
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The Web 5 Christmas Adventure 2013
About five years ago our family decided to build a family adventure for Christmas, rather than focusing on individual gifts.  We have invested in travel and adventures to new places. This winter we spent the actual Christmas Eve and Christmas Day playing ga...
About five years ago our family decided to build a family adventure for Christmas, rather than focusing on individual gifts.  We have invested in travel and adventures to new places. This winter we spent the actual Christmas ...
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Food for thought.  

One of my own kids (name withheld to protect the innocent) came home the other day with a difficult piece of reading.  She complained that she had to analyze it but wasn't allowed to discuss themes or make connections to her own life.  

"It's not supposed to be fun," she said.  "Why would authors write something if nobody was going to enjoy it."  

As educators, we definitely need to challenge our students to grapple with difficult texts.  We don't have to steal the joy.  

Great summary of the dangerous cliff we could throw ourselves over, in this transition to CCSS, Scott.  However, smart educators know better than that.  They will maintain a balance.

The alternative is that we all keep happily reading along without a reasonable level of rigor.  A steady diet of cotton candy doesn't do anyone any good.
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If you live in Caldwell, please get out and vote to support our kids in the Caldwell Schools this Tuesday.  Polls are open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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The Daily Beast: Solar Power on a Grand Scale. http://google.com/producer/s/CBIwzND4xgI
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This essay does a nice job of summing up key shifts in Common Core math standards. He also identifies competency based (standards based) grading or reporting as an advantage in making this shift. Not a long discussion of either but he catches the spirit and key details of each.
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  • Sacajawea Elementary School
    Principal, 2012 - present
  • Marsing Middle School
    Principal, 2004 - 2012
  • Nyssa Middle School
    Science Teacher, 1997 - 2004
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
    Biology Teacher, 1992 - 1997
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A husband. A dad. A learner. An education geek.

I love working with people, especially teachers and students.
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  • Biola University
    Biology, 1988 - 1992
  • George Fox University
    Educational Leadership, 2000 - 2003
  • Etna High School
    1988
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