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Now That Parents Came to School, What Do We Do With Them?

Parenting takes a lot of skill and patience and is always a ‘work in progress’. The social skills, cognitive potential, and behavioral functioning that a child acquires during the earliest years are fundamentally dependent on the quality of their interactions with their parents.   758 more words

Education Management

Not Using Growth Mindset... yet

Growth Mindset is the buzz all around my district, and I’m guessing many public schools. Heck, maybe Growth Mindset is being discussed in lofty conference rooms with people wearing suits that cost as much as a teacher makes in a month (that’s a pretty cheap suit!). 343 more words


I Survived Nursing School Because of This

“I survived nursing school because of this”, a recent graduate told a group of underclassmen on campus one day. The graduate nurse went on to discuss her challenges as a first-year… 441 more words


Whatever It Takes - Give Me A Break!

If you have been reading through the week, we have been exploring a quote I read in a book for educators. It goes, “Whatever it takes–that’s the job of the teacher.” … 326 more words

Maine DOE’s Early Childhood Education Conference

Registration is now open for the Maine DOE’s Early Childhood Education Conference. The conference will be held at the Augusta Civic Center on August 14-16, 2017… 117 more words

News & Views

Systems Change Depends On Us

This past May, SmartBrief featured the critically important work of the Center on Culture, Race & Equity at Bank Street College (CCRE). The Dean of our Division on Innovation, Policy & Research, Josh Thomases, authored an article that addresses the pervasive issues regarding race and inequity in our school systems. 93 more words