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  • Little Conversations

    Kids will not work for you unless they trust you.  If they trust you, they will enjoy being in your presence.  The longer they are in your presence, the easier it will be to form lasting, productive relationships.  And the more genuine relationships you have in your school, the more positive your school climate will be. Building relationships with your students takes time.  The process takes a lot of conscious effort.  It involves a million little conversations and comp ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Friday, 19 April 2019
  • Not Vaccinating Your Kid? Thanks for Being Part of the Problem!

    Recently, the Center for Disease Control released a report stating there was a 300% spike in individuals getting infected with measles. You can read the full report at https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html . As a parent and as a former Superintendent of Schools, I find this incredibly disturbing. It is my opinion that this 300% spike could have been 100% avoided. As a Superintendent of Schools, I enforced the New Jersey law of “no shots, no school”. There was one significant exemptio ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Tuesday, 16 April 2019
  • Let's Talk About Special Education Kids and Suspensions

    Why are so many special education kids being suspended? And what can we do about it?  Writing for you on this drizzly day here in Eugene. It's been such a busy time for me, probably you, too. But here and there things have managed to creep in, catch my eyes and tell me I need to reflect and write. A couple weeks ago I started to write about special education kiddos and the high number of suspensions.  As I am definitely ADD, ADHD and highly distractible, instead I read an article i ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Saturday, 13 April 2019
  • Safe Spaces in the Mind

    To older people, time seems to fly by, when to young children time seems infinite. Young children obtain and process images more quickly than elders. They experience less of their reality, because it is a longer road between synapses. I can, unfortunately, relate. From the psychological perspective (disclaimer: I am not a psychologist, I am an Early Childhood Educator), I believe there is more to this. I remember when time seemed endless, when the sensory experience of the clear, shining the ...

    by Gail Multop @gailmult
    Monday, 08 April 2019
  • Hallelujah

    Today, the first day after the state writing test, was a day of decompressing, reflecting, and celebrating.  I began each class with my assessment of how I thought the day had gone. “I’m not allowed to read your work,” I explained.  “None of us are.  But all of your teachers spent the entire day circulating through our classrooms and making sure that all of you were on task.  Let me tell you, our feet are tired.” I paused for a moment and then continued, “I was so impressed ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Sunday, 07 April 2019
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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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