Southeast Education Network Columnists: Education Articles

Online articles, teaching tips and techniques for educators

Welcome to the "Columnists" section of the Southeast Education Network magazine website: We are here to provide you with teaching resources, tips and techniques to help you become a more effective educator. Among our columnist’s articles, you will find educational resources, tools and techniques geared toward teachers and teaching assistants, PLUS news and articles that cover most every area of teaching.


Transgender Teens New Challenges for Teachers in a New World

I want to talk about a whole new challenge for teachers: making sure they handle transgender students with sensitivity and understanding. According to a CDC study that was released in January 2019, nearly two percent of high school students identify... More >>

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Personalized Learning and Equity: Back to School

There are many educators who have developed a passion for the concept of personalized learning. I am one of those educators. Who can argue with an approach to learning that embraces customization of learning based on the strengths, needs, skills and... More >>

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Robotics in the K-5 Classroom

The world of automation I recently had a conversation with a someone outside of education. I asked him what he thought should change with our current education system and his reply was, “When I was in high school, most everyone took auto shop... More >>

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I’m a Teacher, Not IT Support

I recently came across an article in The Atlantic with a headline that caught my attention. It posed the question “Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?” I thought of the many years I spent teaching middle school, the devoted colleagues I met along the wa... More >>

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Hill’s Essential Guide Chosen as College Textbook Denny Hill’s process has become a model for educational facility planning and management.

Denver, CO – May 21, 2018 – The Essential Guide to School Facility Planning: Using a Strategic Process to Save Time and Money , by Denny Hill, has been chosen as the exclusive required textbook for a college level school facility leadership course.... More >>

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Louisiana’s Commitment to End Childhood Hunger

In the most recent edition of SEEN magazine, we focused on childhood hunger and how it affects education and our community. Here’s how Louisiana and No Kid Hungry are partnering to raise awareness and provide solutions to childhood hunger. More >>

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Brainy Parents Create Brainy Kids

One of the major things I have come to understand both as an educator and a parent is the huge influence parents and teachers have on brain development. I don’t like to burst anyone’s bubble- especially an educator’s bubble- but the parents are ... More >>

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Brainy Teachers Working with Brainy Parents Change the World

One of the major things I have come to understand both as an educator and a parent is the hugeinfluence parents and teachers have on brain development. I don’t like to burst anyone’s bubble- especially an educator’s bubble- but the parents are first... More >>

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Executive Function Skills: The “X” Factor in Early Education

It has long been known by educators, clinicians, and parents that developmental disorders involving attention, such as ADHD, can have severe detrimental consequences for academic achievement. But it is now becoming more commonplace to recognize the ... More >>

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How to Transition to a Standards Based Environment

There is a growing movement towards Standards Based Learning across the country, a burgeoning sense of excitement among teachers within the community. Making this change is a BIG step and not a simple one.   More >>

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Letter to Leaders

As a leader you may be asking yourself- “I signed up for this?”  The answer is yes and many are glad you did.  As a superintendent or building principal you have the talent, desire and disposition to lead others.  You accepted this challenge and res... More >>

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Too many school organizations have neglected to properly address their most important responsibility: effective Teaching-n-Learning. While no one will argue that teaching and  learning takes place in our schools, many in the public believe the Tea... More >>

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Make SEL a Habit in Your Classroom

Make SEL a Habit in Your Classroom When I started my first teaching job, I was thrown into the deep end. I went immediately into a demanding, intense setting in which I taught children with extreme behaviors who had been diagnosed with emotio... More >>

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I was at a late-season Mets game, eating in one of the clubs, when the national anthem started playing on the video monitors. The hundreds of people who were chatting, eating, and drinking beer immediately went silent. All you could hear in the club... More >>

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