Monthly Archives: July 2014

A gift to our future selves….

Sometimes (not often enough) I try to give a gift to my future self. This week, I am giving my future self the gift of time. Thus, even though school doesn’t start until Monday, I have been at school this

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Some intangible consequences…

I got interviewed this morning for article about class size. I don’t know how long interviews are supposed to take, but this one took 25 minutes, and her focus was the impact that insufficient funding has had on students across

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Are we ready for the hurricane?

         This is what I want to tell all of my teacher-friends, but I don’t know if I will. Sure, some of them follow this blogging site, but most of them don’t.          You see, here’s the thing…teachers are so

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Lead with Compassion!

I just read a great article and had to share here: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/leadership_360/2014/07/leadership_learning_and_compassion_the_indispensables_of_education.html Isn’t it true that leadership starts with compassion?…soul-deep, earth-shattering compassion? I think that teachers have the capacity to be incredible leaders because teachers often have enormous amounts of

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The importance of staying inspired…

I’m in Denver for an educators’ event called “Raise Your Hand,” and it’s made me realize how valuable it is for educators from all over the country to get together, share ideas and inspire each other.  I’ve been teaching for

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True teacher leadership: Mentoring others

I think that one of the coolest things about teacher leadership is that sometimes, you don’t even know you are leading. About two weeks ago, I got an excited call from a colleague. Last year was her first year teaching

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