Discipline Not Punishment

One of the important roles that I have as an assistant principal is handling discipline for our school. Within the list of the consequences that students are given, according to our discipline policy, in-school (ISS) and out-of-school suspension (OSS) can be assigned depending on the severity of the original offense. While consequences for inappropriate behavior…

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Adding Multiple Chrome Accounts

One of the most commonly shared Chrome features that I share with colleagues is the multiple user sign-in feature. Many people have multiple Google Accounts that they use between their personal and work/educational accounts. Normally you would sign out and sign in within the browser that you are working in. This way does work, but…

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Lessons Learned

Lesson One – Reflection I have been pretty much a ghost on my own blog for about 3 years now. When I was in the classroom blogging was so easy because I had so much to write about that was interesting. My blog served as documentation as to what my student’s were learning and experiencing…

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Blended Learning

This year we have taken a new approach to the way that we incorporate technology into our classroom instruction. Our school has utilized programs such as Reflex Math, Lexia, and Raz-Kids; this year we have added a couple more programs to that growing list. While we have always had quite a list of computer programs…

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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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There’s Gotta Be Another Way

A conversation that we really need to start having as educators is how do change math? I know that there has been an influx of ideas regarding this subject, but there has to be another way. Think about it, as time goes on just about all of our academic disciplines have morphed as a direct…

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