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  • Helping Young Children Deal with Disturbing News Coverage

    It’s right in your face, 24/7… terrorist attacks, shootings, disasters, accidents, and violence. This can be upsetting for adults, not to mention children. Last week I couldn’t turn on any screen without seeing the eye-witness phone video of a state fair ride in a neighboring state, breaking apart and hurling riders to the ground. I remember gasping the first time I saw it, kind of surprised to see such graphic coverage on network television. But, as I thought about it more, I realized this was ...

    by Debra Pierce | easycda
    Saturday, 19 August 2017
  • My New Office

    My first “official” day on the job was July 5, and before I could get started, I needed a work space.  I had taken a few tours of the facilities before, and I saw that my new office was on the third floor–the top corner office with a great view.  It was more like a penthouse. And then I checked out the whole building and told the movers to put all of my belongings in the basement. You read correctly.  The basement!  My staff began to panic and wanted to know if I was okay. ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Thursday, 17 August 2017
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    We Must Fight

    I attended a vigil on Sunday night to honor. A vigil marred by two tragedies - the hatred and violence occurring in Charlottesville, and a triple shooting that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old young man in Cumberland County. The turnout, the raw passion of the stories shared, and our community response on that night was humbling and inspiring. It is an event that I will remember. I hope that it helps to serve as a turning point in our area and for our community. There is a lot of work to ...

    by Sean A. Thom | @SeanAThom
    Wednesday, 16 August 2017
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    20 Years Ago

    I still can't believe that I graduated Union High School 20 years ago this year. 1997 was a fun year–a senior in high school, not a care in the world. Then again, it was a different world. My superintendent, Dr. Jakubowski (with whom I still speak), made two prominent points at our graduation. 1. Don't get into a stranger's car. 2. Don't use the internet. Today, I use the internet to get into a stranger's car with the app UBER. Twenty years ago, I had to call Domino's Pizza and order a la ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017
  • One Simple Way to Increase Student Motivation

    STUDENT MOTIVATION:  Motivating students is probably one of the hardest things we do as teachers. Delivering content is meaningless without a student motivated to learn and apply it. During our workshops this is one of the most common topics that come up. While this is usually in the context of Mastery Learning the general advice I give us universally applicable to any instructional model. While there are a lot of tips and tricks to motivating students, most of them come down ...

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    by Chad Ostrowski | @chadostrowski
    Monday, 14 August 2017
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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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