Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Years Resolution Blog (of 183) Every. Damn. Day.

New Years Resolution Blog (of 183) Every. Damn. Day. Miracle. Duchenne. My pink lady. My bus girl.   These are names that keep me focused. These are names of learners who have either passed already or have greatly reduced life … Continue reading

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Bonus blog (of 183) “the kids don’t know, but…” But they do….

Bonus blog (of 183) “the kids don’t know, but…” But they do…. Sometimes the school is the last to know. I remember talking to a mom once about her boy who seemed to be trying his darnedest to get suspended, … Continue reading

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Day 71 (of 184) everything I need to know about education I learned through Star Wars 

Day 71 (of 184) everything I need to know about education I learned through Star Wars  There is no try. Do or do not.  Failure is expected on the pathway to mastery – it’s how you react that is important.  … Continue reading

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Day 70 (of 183) on concerts

Day 70 (of 183) on concerts     It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …… right?     Concerts enable the highest of highs (such as when a student who struggles in class manages … Continue reading

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Day 69 (of 183) on numeracy – the other literacy!

Day 69 (of 183) numeracy – the other literacy! Page 83 odd numbers. Tomorrow will be even numbers.  There’s only one right answer.  Just memorized it.  Shhh no talking.  Pretty common to hear these in one subject area but not … Continue reading

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Day 68 (of 183) on innovation

Day 68 (of 183) on innovation I like innovations.  My dad definitely tainted this thinking for me. He brought in computers microwaves and a secondary timetable that blended Copernican semester linear and a few “open” schedules into one (he strongly … Continue reading

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Day 67 (of 183) iLandy Or how I learned to stop worrying and love single platform

Day 67 (of 183) iLandy Or how I learned to stop worrying and love single platform     Call me iLandy. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my budget, and … Continue reading

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