Monthly Archives: June 2015

Day 183 (of 188) remember: Summer sucks. 

Day 183 (of 188) remember: Summer sucks.  No more pencils; no more books; no more teachers dirty looks! Schools ouuut for summer (soon for us)! But remember – it ain’t all barbecues at the beach and cool drinks on the … Continue reading

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Lessons from my Standing Desk

It seems I can’t go a week without hearing someone say that “sitting in the new smoking.”  And I have one of those rather terrible city commutes – often over an hour each way – that is a lot of…

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Day 182 (of 188) dam field trips

Day 182 (of 188) dam field trips No seriously – visit a dam! Allows for a great way to explore electricity. Usually involves travel (today we blended a visit to a Sky Trek park to do some giant swinging and … Continue reading

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Day 181 (of 188) the big assembly a 1:150 ratio of fun

Day 181 (of 188) the big assembly a 1:150 ratio of fun yep. I took all the kids again. In the gym with no other adults around. This time with a key “secret assignment”.  But first an interruption – a … Continue reading

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Day 180 (of 188) trying to keep fire in a paper bag

Day 180 (of 188) trying to keep fire in a paper bag Shhhhh Can you keep a secret? Don’t tell anyone but…… Job & interview seasons are very interesting. Some candidates don’t want it known that they are seeking other … Continue reading

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Day 179 (of 188) the reference letter – anachronism or self reflection activity

Day 179 (of 188) the reference letter – anachronism or self reflection activity Recently I discussed the various views of Reference Letters in the educational career – some still like to see them, others haven’t read them in over a … Continue reading

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Day 178 (of 188) it’s not easy being nice; at least it’s noticed! Inspired in part by @valeriestrauss

Day 178 (of 188) it’s not easy being nice; at least it’s noticed! Inspired in part by @valeriestrauss Recently I retweeted and refacebooked an article on retiring principal George Wood by Valerie Strauss: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/05/22/what-has-changed-is-that-it-is-harder-for-us-to-be-nice-to-kids-departing-veteran-principal/ I had one of my staff … Continue reading

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