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Where Y'all From? Oct 23, 2021

Having resided in a few regions of the United States, I've observed people respond to "Where are you from" -- with all its derivatives -- differently.

I don't mean their answers vary, but that...

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Stick It To Them! Oct 23, 2021

Ever super-glued your fingers together? 

If only educators could affix information to students’ brains as easily as squeezing a few drops from a bottle can rejoin ceramic...

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Unearthing the Coronavirus Treasure Oct 23, 2021

Broken. Incomplete. Discovered by chance during worldwide upheaval. Fought over. Studied by the world’s brightest minds. Transformational. Priceless.

What possible correlation exists between...

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Ssssshhh...Someone's Thinking (Part 2) Oct 17, 2021

 Charisma is not character. Loud is not leadership.

In Part 1 we examined cultural beliefs about, and bias against, introversion. These mindsets direct in many schools, resulting in numerous...

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Sssshhh...Someone's Thinking (Part 1) Oct 17, 2021

"Today, students, we’re going to begin with a quiz.”

(Sounds of groans.)

“However, the good news is there’s only going to be one question!”

“What?! You mean if I...

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Got Grit? Oct 17, 2021

His composition met the requirements for an “A” grade, but he hadn’t earned it.

It was native and accumulated ability more than exertion and striving for growth that resulted in...

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Fatigued & Frustrated with "Who Cares" Students? Oct 17, 2021

Every teacher's faced them.

The dead fish eyes.
The paralyzed facial muscles.

The tired-toddler-in-a-highchair slump.

Responses include, but are most definitely not limited to:

*Trying to ignore...

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Of Bricks & Books, Swords & Sanitizer Oct 08, 2021

Attendance down; a weakened economy; powerful and partisan politicians; infighting; conflicting reports; inadequate resources; and mandates to produce.

Sound familiar? Take heart!

A story from...

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