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  • Sensei!

    Champions in school, champions at life. Respect. Thank you to our Sensei, master teacher for teaching us never-ending, continual improvement. “Kai Zen!” Karate classes, taught by Sensei, extraordinary meshing of kids and Instructor. Listen to the children with me, powering up their spirits with the sound of “Kiai”, sounds like kee-eye. Here we go! Outfits on, belts tied, spirits soaring. Saying no to bullies, but more than that. Ready to enhance balance, build muscle tone, follow direction ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Sunday, 21 May 2017
  • Foundation of Social-Emotional Learning

    Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, "Make me feel important."  (Mary Kay Ash) In educational circles today, I hear a lot about social and emotional skills, social and emotional learning, and so forth. Foundational for preschoolers to learn how to relate to the people around them and to begin to regulate themselves is a feeling of being valued and valuable. All children in our classes want to feel valued; they want to know (with the heart not the head) someo ...

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    by R Scott Wiley | @sxwiley
    Wednesday, 17 May 2017
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    Is There a Pill?

    "Mr. President, the pilot has announced he will be landing the plane in Dallas in ten minutes." "You know, I don't have a good feeling about this. Tell the pilot to turn the plane around and head back to Washington. Okay?" Such was a typical exchange between me and Luke, an eighth-grade special needs student. He usually provided the set up leaving me to improvise some witty response. Genuinely entertained and fully understanding my comeback, he did what any junior high student would do: he g ...

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    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Tuesday, 16 May 2017
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    Unfollow Me, Please

    It’s been very busy on my end over the past month. I released my second podcast, published my first flash-read on Amazon, and have crisscrossed the country. Despite all of the good stuff, those who aren’t fans of mine capitalized on some mistakes that were made under my watch. As a superintendent, the buck stops with me.  I am responsible for everything that happens under the time I am there. I’m also responsible for giving and getting the best possible education for students. I’m not pe ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Monday, 15 May 2017
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    He'll Always Be There

        This is one of those things that I learned through failure. Several years ago, I went through a very dark period in my life. A period during which I was under a lot of stress. Some of it was self-induced and some of it was caused by outside forces. I lost twenty pounds. I began taking medication for anxiety. I fought like Hell to put on a happy face when I was out in public. But by the time I got home I was tired. And I am quite certain that my wife and kids saw a side of me ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Sunday, 14 May 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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