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Can I Borrow a Quarter?

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Technology always moves at the speed of exhaustion, but didyou know about the LifeLine Modernization Act of 2016?The super short version: the 226-page act provides those families that live in poverty to qualify for a $9.75 internet grant for each home. So what? Well…the same exact families are also qualified for reduced rates (Free / […]

Meet the Next Awesome Education Blogger…You!

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I taught in the classroom for eleven years before I put a finger to keyboard toblog. So why did I decide to blog? And why should you? There are two compelling reasons for you to start your own blog. Reason 1 – Your Profession Needs You If you have the intellectual curiosity about education to […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Dear Santa, All we want for Christmas is for our staffs to learn to know and love Twitter like we do! How can we bestow this gift to our staffs this year in a way that would be meaningful? As leaders we are faced each day with the task of helping teachers be better, better […]

Great Educators Teach the Whole Child

“Mister, why do we have to do this? I’d honestly rather work on math right now. Or anything else.” This was advisory class (also known as “guidance”). I was a certified high school math teacher, but like so many of my peers, I also taught advisory. In advisory, teachers met with students to develop their […]

Seven Wishes for Education This Holiday Season

One of the very best Saturday Night Live holiday season skits is “A Holiday Wish.” In it, Steve Martin expresses his wish that”All the children of the world join hands and sing together in a spirit of harmony and peace.” Fretting the logistics of such an undertaking, Martin quickly loses interest in that wish in […]

This is the Year You Become a Connected Educator. Here’s How.

Does your doctor use leeches? Does your dentist use doorknobs and string? Of course not. If we want medical professionals using contemporary practices, shouldn’t we expect the same from other professions, especiallyteachers? The best way to stay current is to be a connected educator. Being a connected educator means using social media to improve your […]

Book Review: Blending Leadership

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Recently, I was able to get my hands on a copy of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off by Stephen Valentine (@sjvalentine) and Reshan Richards (@reshanrichards), illustrated by Brad Ovenell-Carter (@Braddo). First, to save you the suspense, these six beliefs (which encompass the majority of the book) proclaim that blended leaders: […]

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