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Teaching How to Tie a Necktie

After spending last week writing essays on how to do a particular task, we are moving on during this very short three-day week to giving oral presentations on the topic. 327 more words

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College and Career Readiness

In the middle of a math lesson this afternoon, I found myself reflecting on my purpose for teaching. To be honest, I have many purposes for doing what I do. 605 more words

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The Common Core

The following is a response I wrote to a friend who had asked me about my opinion of the Common Core State Standards. Those who read my blog regularly (probably all of you reading this right now, but possibly some new visitors) hopefully know that I am a supporter of these standards. 1,379 more words

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PBIS Posters

As a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) district and school, we are committed to setting clear expectations for all students and holding them accountable for meeting or exceeding those expectations. 391 more words

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Words Can Build Us Up

Over Spring Break, I stumbled upon a video on YouTube that I saw circulating the social media networks. After nearly a dozen different people I knew had shared it, I finally watched it, not really knowing anything more than this simple description: “Our youth group wanted to see if positive words could have an impact on people. 666 more words

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Warm(er) Weather

By most standards, one would be hard-pressed to consider today a day of warm weather. It was about 30 degrees in the morning, with a brisk wind blowing. 420 more words

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American Sign Language

Years and years and years ago, there was a family that moved into my community that included a husband and a wife who were both deaf. 367 more words

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