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Teaching Music in the Intermediate/Senior Divisions - Term 2 Final Assignment

This is the second lesson plan I completed for my music teachable class. This time, we were tasked with planning a five-lesson unit (giving an in-depth plan for one of the five). 317 more words

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Teaching Music in the Intermediate/Senior Divisions - Term 1 Final Assignment

This is the first major lesson plan I did in my program. It’s built around graphic notation, and while it was written for a grade nine music class (likely mostly beginner musicians), it could very easily be adapted to fit most music education environments. 22 more words

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The Real Cost of Education in the Philippines

It’s the start of classes again, and I could feel that the downtown area gets crowded as we approach the month of June, the time of the year when most schools start the school year. 883 more words

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111 Miles To Raleigh - The Prophetic Words of a Football Coach

I am convinced that some of the most unsung heroes in our schools are our coaches. They not only teach students inside of classrooms; they teach them outside of classrooms. 473 more words

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The Peacebuilding Podcast: Interview with Dean Foster on Crossing Cultures

By: David J. Smith, May 25, 2017

If you are looking to include podcasting listening in your routine (particularly this summer!) I would recommend Susan Coleman’s… 31 more words

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Dodgeball - Another Thing Betsy DeVos Is Really Bad At

In defending Donald Trump’s horrific budget proposal today for education on Capitol Hill, Betsy DeVos proved that she had not really learned anything about giving straightforward answers to deservedly pointed questions since her historic confirmation hearing. 21 more words

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CFISD Classroom Cheerleader Spotlight: Tara Willis


As the third-largest school district in Texas and the largest employer in Northwest Harris County, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District impacts the lives of far more than the 115,000 students and thousands of teachers, employees and administrators across 88 elementary, middle and high school campuses and special program facilities that study and work within our walls. 334 more words

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