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    Inspiring Innovation: The 2015 Palm Beach Technology Conference

    Registration ticket in hand, I excitedly entered the Auditorium for the 2015 Palm Beach Technology Conference.  The line-up of featured speakers was fantastic; Lodge McCammon PhD, Steve Dembo of Discovery Education and Cameron Evans from Microsoft just to name a few.  Breakout sessions included representatives from Apple, Google, Dell and many more.  It was amazing to directly engage in discussion with the leaders in technology.         ...

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    by Andrea Lyman
    Thursday, 26 February 2015
  • "Wait Until YOU Get Alex Next Year!" How to Handle Unsolicited Gossip about Children and Families in your Program

    Regardless of whether it’s a family child care or a center-based program, human nature dictates the   tendency for breaking the code of confidentiality in order to share a juicy tidbit with co-workers. Maybe it’s something overheard in the hallway or a parent has confided an issue at home that may surely have repercussions on her child’s behavior. The next thing you know, this information is being broadcast among the employees. We’ve all been there… out on the playground or at a staf ...

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    by Debra Pierce
    Wednesday, 25 February 2015
  • "FLIPPED" Classroom Is All About The Relationships

    Most educators who consider flipping develop angst beginning with the fear of making videos. The concerns typically center on the time necessary to make the videos, the technological skills to produce the videos or the where with all to put voice and/or face on public display.  And of course there is the option to use the million or so videos that are already available through, YouTube, Vimeo, Teacher Tube, etc… But I shout from the highest blog post, IT IS NOT ABOUT THE VIDEO!!! While vid ...

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    by Brian S. Miller
    Wednesday, 25 February 2015
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    What Do The Children Deserve?

    Envision a world filled with happy children who are eager to learn, are healthy, feel confident in their abilities, have well developed language abilities, strong math and reading skills, are creative and curious, get along with other children, are physically fit and active, and are self disciplined. Picture all of these children developing into adults who contribute their skills and abilities to society. Due to a wealth of research we are extremely fortunate to have the knowledge and understan ...

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    by Deborah McNelis
    Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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    'Contemplation' Strikes Emotional Chords with Kids

    It’s 12:35 p.m.  I’m picking up my 6th grade class from the cafeteria.  You can cut the heat with a knife.  The kids are sizzling.  We walk upstairs.  I’m waiting for something to happen.  Two boys start shoving each other and refuse to “stay hit.”  Two girls curse out their respective mothers, fathers, and grandfathers.  We stop on the fourth floor.  We’re out of emotional breath.  Thoughts of getting back to work again are repugnant to everyone ...

    by Jeffrey Pflaum
    Monday, 23 February 2015
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Back to School: Recovering the Passion To Make a Difference

Gail Connelly with Former U.S Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch

pic Historian and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch travels the nation speaking to educators and says that the depth of discouragement in the field is at an all time high. Why are so many educators demoralized? More importantly, how can those who feel this way recover their passion to make a difference? Diane offers some great advice.
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