Embracing or Tolerating Technology

Over the course of this summer I have had the privilege of visiting a variety of schools across the country. As I visit campuses and have conversations with other educators, I always find it interesting to compare their procedures and practices to that of our own back home, including how technology is utilized. One site…

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Back-to-School Past, Present, & Future

With back-to-school just around the corner, week of 8/14 in Arkansas, I wanted to share some experiences that I have had over the past few weeks. There are often times that we can lose sight of the important aspects of why we entered the profession in the first place. I framed this post around a…

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Simplify Scheduling

One of the tasks that I often have to complete as an administrator is mass scheduling of events…such as basketball or football schedules for everyone in my administrative staff. Although Google Calendar is a very simple tool used for scheduling, when you are adding 20 basketball games to a calendar it can become a bit…

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Leveraging Social Media as Leaders

When I first started using social media back in 2008 for my classroom, I didn’t really know what I was stepping off into. As a person that attended college during the inception of Facebook, I have had the opportunity to watch social media grow over the years and see all the tools that have been…

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The Teachers Guild

The Teachers Guild is an interesting way for educators around the world to share and build new ideas and concepts in education. At the guild, 10 weeks projects are build using ideas from educators, gaining feedback from other educators, designing their concept or project, building prototypes, then experimenting with these in their instruction. This gives…

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Welcome Back

After a very long hiatus I’ve decided to return to my website…and at the right time of year seeing that our first day of school is today. As you can see, over the break I have really gotten into air guitar and stuff. Pretty cool I know. The real reason I’m playing my Air Fender…

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China Experience – Spring Break 2013

For spring break this year I took a trip to China with students from Woodland and FHS to China as apart of a group with Education First Tours. On our trip we were able to see three major cities in China: Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai. The trip was amazing and it was great to catch…

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Playing Catch-Up

After a long hiatus, I thought it was time to touch base on my website and give some quick updates…lessons learned style. Since the last time that I logged we have all become smarter. Some more than others, but specifically my kindergarten students have become smarter. On February 1st kindergarteners at Leverett celebrated the 100th…

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Pick Me Up

Happy Friday…here is a short pep talk to get you through what is left of this week. Enjoy. Mr. McClung

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Public Appearances

Last week Leverett Elementary was invited to attend the monthly school district board meeting and lead the meeting in the pledge of allegiance. Accompany me to the board meeting was my 5th grade student council officers and representatives. It was a great a great privilege to be invited to lead the pledge and myself and…

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