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“I want to hear and be heard and understand what to do”

It never occurred to anyone that there would be confusion over what to do when the alarm went off. We relied on the drills. But we had visitors on campus and visiting instructors and we had not done ... Read More...

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Thinking about Professional Development Differently

An innovative approach to holistic professional development for all school district employees to improve student outcomes I’ve spent over 15 years talking to school districts around the cou... Read More...

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Building Bridges to a Strong School Community

Schools with a strong sense of community are positive places where children, parents, and staff all work together in an environment that has the potential to help each individual find success. Creati... Read More...

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Why Teachers Need to Know About Educational Neuroscience

Any educator who has been in the profession long enough remembers the numerous and well-intentioned curriculum programs and instruction initiatives that have appeared, faded, and even disappeared ove... Read More...

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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: How we can transform pedagogy with big data, artificial intelligence and social human robotics

The opportunity for education to lead rather than follow innovative, breakthrough applications of technology is within reach. Educational leadership can leverage these technologies to advance teachin... Read More...

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Building Knowledge in Our English Classrooms

When my school implemented a new literacy curriculum in the start of the 2015-16 school year, I remember laughing. Not a, “Here we go again with yet another curriculum” laugh, but a, “It wouldn’t be ... 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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The Impact of Technology

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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Developing A Personal Brand: The Younger, The Better Challenge

Let’s start with a challenge: I challenge each of you as school administrators to walk into a small classroom of students and ask how many of them have a personal brand.Take count as to how many stud... Read More...

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Failure Is Not an Option: Making the Case for High Reliability Education Systems

What should schools have in common with hospitals, commercial airlines and even nuclear power plants? In this article I will assert that all should strive toward higher reliability, or toward beco... Read More...

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Historic Camden

At Historic Camden, the Colonial world and the American Revolution come to life for students during school tours offered all year round.  Read More...

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STEM Education at a Living History Museum Henricus Historical Park

Henricus Historical Park has offered education programs to grades Pre-K – 12 for nearly 20 years.  Each program covers not only history and social studies, but also includes math, technology and scie... Read More...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach is an ideal coastal city destination for student group travelers thanks to its three distinct beaches, well-known and off-the-beaten-path attractions and opportunities to explore its 1... Read More...

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STAGES FOR LEARNING: TEACHING THAT PERFORMS

American poet, writer and scholar Mark Van Doren says, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” Read More...

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Welcome to Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is one of Florida’s most unique non-profit cultural destinations focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation. Read More...

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