Soft Skills

What measurable educational factors determine real life success for individuals? Educators, policy makers, and all other individuals involved with the public school systems have tried to figure out the answer to this question over many of years. The result that we have been left with is standardized tests…and lots of them. No one knows exactly…

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Tres Cosas

In our district that has been an initiative to use more technology in the classroom and lately there has been specific training on how to to flip a classroom. With this in mind, I thought I would chime in with a quick three things on this subject matter. Students are Connected – So why aren’t…

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Lessons Learned

Lesson One – Meet The New Boss So I decided that I would like to continue with my usual lessons learned, but post them every other week instead of weekly. With that said I do have a few quick observations from my first two weeks of being an assistant principal. First of all I am…

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Conversion Charter Schools

Education is going through some major changes as we speak and charter schools are an important component of those changes that are currently taking place. In the past few years charters have become more and more visible in communities and are becoming a poplar choice for parents to send their children. Today I was presented…

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It’s Hard Out Here

Joshua Hayes Carll, is a Texas Country singer-songwriter from The Woodlands, Texas (a Houston suburb). Carll got his first guitar at age 15. He began writing songs influenced by Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jack Kerouac and Dead Poets Society. After graduating from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas in 1998 with a degree in…

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AVID

Embedded above is a short presentation that I will highlight during my visit with the University of Arkansas MAT group today. Mr. McClung

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Back to School…

Here we go…the first day of school is upon us once again. I hope everyone has a good first day of school, and pack an extra snack pack as well. Mr. McClung

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Objectives…

Excellent example of objective writing…pulled from Diary of a Fifth Grade Teacher. What’s the Point? Personally, as a teacher I always struggled with lesson planning. Not that my lessons weren’t well thought out and aligned with the curriculum, but I never enjoyed trying to make my lessons fit into a template. When I was in…

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