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Inclusive Education at Ada Christian School

When asked how inclusive education fits into Ada Christian’s vision, Principal Melissa Brower is stumped. “Without it, we wouldn’t be whole,” she says. “Inclusive education fits in just like everything else we do.” 618 more words


CIDER Session March 2015

From Thursday’s inbox…

CIDER Sessions View this email in your browser Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to the March CIDER session of our special ten-part Community of Inquiry Webinar Series.

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How can we teach delaying gratification?

Clicking on the “Annie Casey Foundation” link from the first paragraph of the original newsletter, led me to a site where foster kids tell their stories. 326 more words

Read Me a Story

Joe’s been doing a pretty good job identifying sight words by sounding them out. He’ll say a few words in the Bob Books when we read through them together, but he has never actually read the whole book from start to finish on his own. 320 more words

For The Kids

School Choice: The Benefits of Competitive Schools

(Originally posted on The Snark Who Hunts Back)

One of the greatest benefits that school choice gives to education is that it creates a field of competition and innovation that should, theoretically, raise the standard of education in every school, public, private, and charter. 525 more words


Getting (and Keeping) a "Good" Job in 2015 No Easy Task

While the US government and news organizations report better employment statistics month-by-month and quarter-by-quarter, the anecdotal evidence does not paint as optimistic a picture. Of classmates from high school, undergraduate and graduate schools I attended, the only ones who enjoy secure positions with good salaries work for the government: whether that be universities, schools, law enforcement (local and federal), fire departments, career officers in the military, or part of the professional bureaucracy (positions that do not change after elections). 273 more words

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Oswald Smith Quote

“You can go to a seminary and learn how to preach sermons,

but you will have to go to God to get messages.”

- Oswald J Smith, from his book Consuming Fire