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Because I am a member of ASCD, I get a new book sent to me each month as part of my membership. That is wonderful! Add to them the books that I purchase on my own and I am amassing quite an impressive professional library. I read as many blog pieces as time allows. And I try to attend several Edcamps and conferences each year.


Sometimes the solutions to my problems cannot be found in either of the above. No matter how hard I try I just can’t figure out what to do. No matter what approach I use there are times when I simply am unable to reach certain children.

Do I ask my Voxer group for advice? Sometimes. But there are even times when this amazing group can’t help me.

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Seven and a half hours is not enough!

Oftentimes we wish we had more. But that's all we usually get. So we do all that we can in the time we are given and then we pass the baton to parents and guardians. 

It's only fair. They are their kids! Yet, how often do we worry that our steps forward will be undone the moment students leave our sight? 

I imagine this is the very same worry parents have when they hand the baton to us. I can't lie. There is always going to be a part of me that worries about the well being of my children when they are not in my care. No matter how awesome their teachers may be.

This only further emphasizes the importance of building a strong bridge between home and school. We must connect and we must do it well. Here's how:

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