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    Jump Start Growth

    Recently, a mentor I respect greatly said something that deeply resonated with me. It was as if he said it just for me and me alone. He put words to something I often feel, but shrink away from admitting out loud. He declared, “I often feel weighed down by my own disappointment over my past failures to grow.” I thought to myself, “Yes… me too!” So often, I have such grand intentions about committing to growth in the form of stacks of enticing leadership books to read, professional jo ...

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    by Heidi Veal @VealHeidi
    Monday, 08 February 2016
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    Great Divide: What does high school prepare kids for?

    High school classrooms offer learning targets and reminders. The room littered with informational facts that inspire and create connections throughout the year. A word wall with prior, current and future learning keeps an eye on where we start and where we are going. How many people have seen a college classroom or job cubicle look like this? Rereading this older post from sometime in 2013, I'm reminded of how I got to the current belief system I have. What a great reminder of each step. Chec ...

    by Starr Sackstein | @MsSackstein
    Sunday, 07 February 2016
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    White Man. Black Boy.

    Can you come with me please? We walk down the hallway and step into my office. I close the door. Have a seat please. And then we sit across from another. White man. Black boy. Oftentimes coming from and living in two completely different worlds. Does this matter? Is it significant? I think the answer to both questions is a resounding Yes. But what choice do we have? I am a 45 year-old white elementary school assistant principal serving predominantly African American children. As is the ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Saturday, 06 February 2016
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    My Biggest Regret as a Teacher

    In June 2014 I officially left my job as a fourth grade teacher, and the classroom, to become an administrator. Since joining the dark side, I continuously ask myself what I could have and should have done differently for my students. While some of my previous work – such as this post on grading – has focused on how my teaching could have been enhanced, my biggest regret really has nothing to do with actual instruction. My Regret This quote by Todd Whitaker from What Great Principals Do Dif ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Saturday, 06 February 2016
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    Wallpaper at Home and at School

    During the 22-inch dropping blizzard of 2016, I was cooking, cleaning, tending to my babies, and even spruce up my 'man cave' in the garage. In the midst of cleaning, I found wallpaper. I could not help but to think of all of the horror stories my mother use to share with me about the horrors of wallpaper. She was adamant about doing all of the home decorating, but anytime wallpaper came into play, I ran for the hills. Wallpaper covers up a lot. It can look pretty to the hanger, ugly to the sp ...

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    by Jay Eitner @iSuperEit
    Friday, 05 February 2016
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7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List

Vicki Davis with Meri Walker

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Our guest is doing amazing work with apps and art, and brings us a list of great digital tools to engage your student's.

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Teaching Pitfalls: Signs That You Are Out of Balance and Heading for Burnout

Vicki Davis with Alicia Roberts

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In this segment, we talk about the dangers of  teaching without balance.  What is balance?  How does balance lead to burnout?  What are the red flags that signal you are slipping into the danger zone?  What should you do?

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Teaching Memories: A Few of My Favorite Things

Vicki Davis with Rodney Turner 

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Keeping with the spirit of the season, we ask our guest to reflect on a few of  the things he loves about teaching..

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