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    The Fence

    This afternoon my son and I went for a brief walk around our neighborhood. It was a beautiful day. The wind was gusting, but the sun had been waiting all spring to make its presence known. And today it did. Providing the kind of warmth that made the cool breeze feel welcome. We held hands. When he allowed me to. He’s becoming a Big Boy, so hand-holding isn’t always permitted. Sometimes we’d race down the sidewalk. I would let him get ahead of me and he would turn around and giggle like only a ...

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    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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    Am I Asking Too Much of Early Childhood Professionals?

    It’s funny, the things we assume. It seems that there are certain understandings/beliefs we possess that we imagine everyone else possesses as well. But of course that’s an unrealistic expectation. This was brought to light for me recently when I held a conversation with early childhood expert and preschool director Deborah Stewart. We were talking about transitions in early childhood settings – those many periods during the day when the children are moving from one subject, or ...

    by Rae Pica | @raepica1
    Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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    Jump In and Swim!

    I nearly drowned as a second grader! A couple of the other kids had their arms around our coach as she walked closer to the deep end of the pool. I followed closely behind her. But before I knew it, I could no longer bob up and down and touch the bottom of the pool with my toes. I panicked and tried desperately to keep my head above water. At the moment before I knew my life was about to end, I looked up into the stands and saw my mom motioning to me to put my head down and swim. “Swim, Sandy! ...

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    by Sandy King @sandeeteach
    Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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    Who's Mentoring You?

    I couldn’t wait for Dad to get home that evening.  You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.  I peered around the bushes to scan for his car while delicately holding the yellow envelope careful not to bend it.     I got all A’s for the first grading period of my middle school career, and I couldn’t wait to see the reaction on his face!  It felt like days before his car finally appeared from the corner and pulled in the driveway.  He beeped the horn twice to ackno ...

    by Neil Gupta | @drneilgupta
    Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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    Charts: The Enormous Power of a Teacher's Words

      My second-grade teacher, Mrs. Thompson, was a pudgy little lady with hair cropped close to her head. She looks mean in the yellowed class picture near the front of my school days’ scrapbook. But I can’t recall a single angry word ever spoken. I do remember that Mrs. Thompson was allergic to chalk. And I remember her compensating for this disability with charts. Math charts, writing charts, spelling charts, reading charts...every wall was plastered. We judged the day simply on the numb ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Tuesday, 25 April 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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