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What Will Your Legacy Be?

I spent some time yesterday watching the History Channel. Featured were extraordinary people who left behind an immeasurable influence on the world. I started thinking about people like Martin Luther King, Jr. John F. Kennedy. Nelson Mandela. Michelangelo. What do these people have in common? They created lasting legacies on the common human experience. Legacies… Continue reading What Will Your Legacy Be?

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Five Ideas For Creating A Classroom Community

http://vimeo.com/64763494 I love the above video "Have A Seat-Make A Friend", from Soul Pancake. No matter what type of teaching system we are in, be it self contained, team teaching, or departmentalized, creating a community of learners is one of the most important things we can do. Research has shown again and again that students… Continue reading Five Ideas For Creating A Classroom Community

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Engaged And Connected Kids

http://youtu.be/wJZ3bcPr-Ds We all know the value of building relationships with kids. I would say that is the key to all of our other efforts  in schools.  Recently I thought about this as I was watching a news report of yet another recent school tragedy, this time involving a student in Pennsylvania. One common theme that… Continue reading Engaged And Connected Kids