The Reading-Writing Connection

A strong correlation exists between reading ability and writing ability. But it’s much stronger in one direction than the other. Some students who read well, write well. But almost all students who ... Read More...

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The New First “R”

In the era of ed reform, redefining the Three R’s is a political pastime. “Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships” seems to be a common favorite. This reframing is well-intended, and sometimes enlighten... Read More...

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Our Students- Learning's Untapped Resource

My first day as a high school English teacher introduced me to 174 sophomores. I was only a few years’ older than they. I had an imposing desk waiting for me in each of the rooms I shuttled through. ... Read More...

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To Teach Math Well, I Had to Re-Learn It and Try a New Approach

I love math, and I love teaching it. But it wasn’t always this way.     Read More...

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FROM THE EDITOR

The 2015/2016 school year is all but done. So how’d you do? If you are reading this, you are most likely a principal, superintendent or other administrator at the district or local level. When w... Read More...

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MARCHING TOWARDS COMPETENCY Competency Based Learning: Instruction that Matches the Needs of Each Student

In theory, the choice is simple. Continue to implement a time-bound; age-based; one-size-fits-all curriculum-driven instructional model that has not served us well for many decades. Or choose to deve... Read More...

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THE OLD MAN AND THE KID

The Old Man is me. The Kid is my eight–year-old granddaughter Kyndall Faith Knight. The story was written from an experience during a family vacation in the East Tennessee Mountains last summer. ... Read More...

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STUDENT WELLNESS: INCLUDE BRAIN WELLBEING

In looking up information on student wellness, much of what I find on the Internet is all about healthy eating, social and emotional growth and physical activity. All of which I applaud and am gratef... Read More...

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Issue 18.1 | Spring 2016

Southeast Education Network

Our Mission: to reinvigorate the spirit of American education