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Butler Traditional High School in Louisville, Kentucky Bans Black Hairstyles - In 2016

“No dreadlocks, cornrows, twists, mohawks, and no jewelry will be worn in hair. Hair must be a natural color. No two-toned hair or severe contrasts. This includes unnatural colors.” No male may dye, tint, or highlight his hair in any way.

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Staycation: Having to Change Mindset & Try Things Differently-personal lesson for an educator.

I am a creature of habit. There is ease in doing things that have always been done a certain way. A few years ago, my husband and I jumped from tent camping to the RV world…and I will never go back! 631 more words

Education

Being nice will not necessarily address the elephant in the schoolhouse

Many important conversations in our schools are avoided at the expense of preserving what we may think are harmonious relationships. It is quite amazing how both teachers and leaders will avoid difficult conversations that are a source of frustration for the sake of keeping things amicable. 393 more words

Education Leadership

What things should we keep loose or tight in our schools?

With schools being complex organisations, it can feel like school leaders are trying to herd cats at times.

As leaders, we seek to exert a degree of control in our schools, so that there is a semblance of order and prevention of organizational chaos. 574 more words

Education Leadership

Character Analysis Meets the Techie Teacher’s World

“You have to be willing to meet them where they are and take them where they need to go.”

I’m not really sure who said this to me, but it has been a statement I return to often as I attempt to guide students into the future, toward careers—some of which do not exist today.    825 more words

Summer Learning Challenge Week #2

This week’s #slc2016 challenge was to do a Sketchnote of something…Below is my effort. I used the challenge to reread the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards recertification process and start to think about what areas of professional growth I’ll be focusing on in my portfolio.

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Making your classroom an incubator for global citizens.

Be it a classroom, a chat room or a war room, when do people choose to contribute to a situation? When you think about it for a moment, it’s not hard to work this out from experience. 580 more words

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