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Anatomy of a teaching point

I received this text from a colleague this morning:

What is the “how” in this teaching point? She queried.

I read the part right under “Name your teaching point.” 334 more words


Bubblegum Only Holds For So Long

The Arizona Republic reported this morning that two Glendale Elementary School District (GESD) schools would be closed for up to five weeks for structural deficiencies uncovered during a weatherization project. 991 more words


Let's talk about Pokemon Go!

Educators are always looking for an in.

Here are a few reasons we need to know something about Pokemon Go! before our students return to school this fall. 442 more words


It's What's Up

The school site is a hive abuzz.

We have reached the apex of our year together.

Students sit, heads bowed low over texts and computers. Pencils scritch-scritch-scritch with thoughts and responses, working to show all they know on high-stakes standardised tests. 280 more words


The Real Work of a Principal

When you find yourself sitting in the office of an elementary school principal, just about anything can happen.  It’s the same in a classroom. Just a smaller number of people involved. 481 more words

Slice Of Life

No More Sound it Out

We’re working as a school on improving our ability to grow students as readers. One of the ways we are doing this is by pulling students into small groups each day and reading with them. 432 more words


The School Year & School Day

A couple of weeks ago I gave my first “Pizza with the Principal”.  I modeled it after one given by a colleague who is principal at a local middle school.   558 more words