mariamurnane


A couple years ago I had an interesting encounter with an indie author that inspired me to write this blog post. At the time of our meeting he gave me a little postcard about the book he had written, so after I finished the blog I fished out the postcard so I could send him a link. The...


brad


Most educators really don’t care about what we call PD. They care about their students and want practical solutions to the challenges they encounter in their classrooms. They care about relationships and coherent PD that actually makes change manageable (Gustafson, 2016). Renaming PD will...


brad


It seems like education is being poked and prodded from nearly every direction. Some of these influences may be helpful, but they get lost in the torrent of new initiates, misguided policy, and priorities that emphasize test scores over student learning and creativity.

I recently came across a...


mikerayburn


A speaker walks into our office...and gifts us with a signed guitar. Yep, you read that right. We had the fantastic opportunity to spend part of our afternoon with entrepreneur, Hall of Fame speaker, world-glass guitarist and two-time TED presenter, Mike Rayburn. One of the greatest aspects of...


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Through two brief moments of silence, Michael Reagan, son of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman, powerfully expressed both the need to be forgiven and to forgive as he opened his heart to Liberty University students in Convocation on Wednesday.

After sharing...


adamdovicio


To succeed in life and careers, students need to be able to confidently communicate with people face-to-face. 

You’re standing at your classroom door in the morning as students enter. One by one they pass you, many looking down or distracted, some texting, and others giving a simple...


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The Big Miss

By Sharyl Attkisson, Posted November 18th 2016


First came the shock. Then came the awe. With half the campaign money of Hillary Clinton, President-elect Donald Trump defied Democrats, his own party, the media-- and nearly every prediction.

We're calling it "The Big Miss."

If the media mis-read America.. there's a reason for the disconnect.

In...


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Kindness Has No Color

By Simon T. Bailey, Posted November 16th 2016

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Have you ever met someone who is a loner? They are, at best, a socialized introvert and prefer being alone than around people. Well, that describes a part of me. I enjoy being with people yet very much cherish my alone time.

Recently a dear friend of mine, Jan, who is like a sister, decided to...


georgecouros


Leadership can happen from any position.  We know this.  But what is the impact when we focus on viewing leadership this way and ensuring that every member of the school community has ownership on the direction moving forward?

This is why this question is crucial; how do we...


Social media has never been more anti-social. At least that’s the impression coming out of the recent presidential election. In post analysis, that may be farther from the truth as so many Americans were directly engaged in conversations and (sometimes) healthy debate over the social...