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  • If we want Global Competencies we need to stop stigmatizing the Arts.

    There are conversations in all of our lives that we have repeatedly. "Did you brush your teeth? Are you sure?" "Do you have to pee? Please try to go before you put your snow pants on." "Where is/are your lunch box/agenda/library book/snow pants/mitts?!? The bus is coming!" Clearly, I'm ready for winter to be over, already. Beyond those quotidian rants however, there are professional conversations that I've had so many time they're staring to feel scripted. One of those well-rehearsed conve ...

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    by Emily Caruso Parnell | @teachontheverge
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
  • Personalized v. Differentiated Instruction

    Personalized learning and differentiated learning are big buzzwords in education right now.  Did you think they were the same thing? As more catch phrases, tag lines, and buzzwords get added to the educational world, it's getting more and more difficult to determine what it all means, and more importantly, how it all applies to our classrooms. Two phrases I've been hearing a lot lately and very often interchangeably are differentiated learning and personalized learning. While based on the ...

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    by Chad Ostrowski | @chadostrowski
    Monday, 19 February 2018
  • Ash Wednesday School Shooting

    Repentance: A radical change in mindset and heart, a promise to do better, surrender, a confession filled with remorse In every school or education organization there must be people you can trust. In spite of bureaucracy, complacency, high-stakes political frenzy, we must guarantee a safe space, a place where anyone can find the rhythm and pulse of our collective humanity. Maybe it takes the form of a kind eye, a warm embrace, a second glance or a genuine asking. Or maybe it’s a kind individu ...

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    by Raquel Ríos @RaquelRiosPhD
    Monday, 19 February 2018
  • Turn Around...Look at Me: Recognizing the Signs of Mental Illness in Children

    As parents, we are quick to protect our children. When a physical ailment pops up, like a high fever, a strange rash, or broken bone, we take the child to the doctor. These things are easy to see and we immediately react. It can be different when a child begins having random outbursts, trouble at school, becomes noncompliant, or distant. These kinds of things leave parents, as well as teachers, confused and unsure about what to do. It may be that the child seems fine most of the time, but t ...

    by Debra Pierce | @easycda
    Sunday, 18 February 2018
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    Hollow Tears

    The new year is but 47 days old and, in that time, there have been multiple school shootings in the United States. The most recent slaughter occurred on Valentine’s Day at a Florida high school. Students and staff were tricked by the shooter into responding to a fire alarm and then senselessly sprayed with bullets as they streamed into the hallways. Seventeen young lives were extinguished in mere moments. The lives of far more were assaulted and altered for eternity. Condolences have been sen ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Saturday, 17 February 2018
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Gay-Straight Alliance: The Middle Years

Lisa Davis, Gwen Pescatore with Donald F. Gately Ed.D.

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As the laws and attitudes toward homosexuality are evolving, how should schools respond?  In this episode, we talk with the administrator of a school that is about 10 years ahead of the curve.

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How Can We Amplify Student Voice This Year?

Lisa Davis, Gwen Pescatore with  Dr. Tony Sinanis, Joe Sanfelippo, PhD.

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In this segment, we talk about ways to turn up  the volume on student voice along with ways to convert student voice to action.

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How We Dumped the Culture of Compliance and Encourage Real Learning

Lisa Davis, Gwen Pescatore with  Rodney Hetherton, Michele Corbat, Adam (AJ) Hartley 

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Our guests say that  we need to replace our school cultures of compliance with cultures of authentic learning. Here's how they did it.

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Encouraging a Passion for Life-Long Reading in Young Children

Lisa Davis, Gwen Pescatore with  JoEllen McCarthy

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How do we encourage a love  for reading in a generation of kids who are passionate about video games and digital entertainment? 

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Creating a Warm and Friendly School Environment

Lisa Davis, Gwen Pescatore with  Carrie Jackson

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Our guest has helped to create an exceptionally warm and friendly school culture. In this segment she shares her secret sauce.

Follow:  @jackson_carrie @LisaODavis @gpescatore25 @bamradionetwork
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