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What is the Real Distance of the Teacher Walkout?

Published on April 12, 2018

There was one particular day that I remember walking out to my car after work and realizing that I was taking the longest walk I had taken since I walked from my car to my classroom that morning.

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5 MORE Excel Functions Every Educator Should Know

Published on March 09, 2018

In a previous blog, I walked you through 5 easy excel functions that have the potential to save educators a lot of time and energy.

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When Your Seating Chart Gets the Best of You

Published on December 20, 2017

You may not be obsessive compulsive like I am, but a little organization doesn’t hurt. I find it interesting that there are teachers on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to being organized. As a teacher, administrator and student, I have found that there are basically three kinds.

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Big and Small - Teachers Teach in them All

Published on December 05, 2017

A little while back I was in a very nice high school that served about 1600 students. The next day

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PLC’s - Fad or Fabulous?

Published on November 17, 2017

If you’re an educator, chances are you’ve heard the term PLC or Professional Learning Committee, perhaps even ad nauseam. People use this term for a wide variety of situations in the K12 school system—grade-level teaching teams, subject area teams, or even an entire school district.

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The Educator Pension Problem

Published on November 13, 2017

I’m going to tell you a story. As many of you know, I used to work in finance; the year was 2008 and it was a Monday in September much like any other day.

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My Teacher's Gift

Published on October 27, 2017

7th grade. What a strange time for a young boy. I had moved up from elementary and so now I was in middle school. I thought that, you know, it will be the same ole thing.

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The Best Tweets From Educators This Week

Published on October 18, 2017

"There is always another chance. Always" 

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Things Teachers Are Amazing at That Have Nothing to Do with Teaching

Published on October 13, 2017

Spend a few years in the classroom, and you'll inevitably get better at addressing a group . You'll start to grade papers faster and faster. Your lesson plans will begin to sparkle with wit and charm.

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Data, Data Everywhere At Times Too Much To Drink

Published on October 09, 2017

I was visiting with a superintendent recently and showing him SchoolStatus and all that it could do for him and his district. I had just gotten into my pitch and he exclaimed, “Great! I have data running out my ears. The problem is putting it together and figuring out what to do with it! This is just what I need.” I was thinking, ‘Home run!’

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