From the Editor-in Chief

With the school year winding down, it’s now time to chase the sun and get some much-needed rest. While you are relaxing by the pool, the last thing on your mind is the 2018-2019 school year. After all – you’re done for the year, right? Well, not rea... More >>

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When Failing A Student Is A Gift

The educational system is a hierarchy, and sometimes you may feel that you’re just a powerless cog in a giant machine. You want to do what’s right and have a lasting impact, but there are outside forces at work — school counselors, coaches, principa... More >>

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Attitude is Key

I retired a few years ago for about for 20 minutes. I knew that was all I was going to be able to stand of sitting on my back porch. It’s a lovely porch with a creek and everything, but I wasn’t ready for it yet. It was time to go do other things, t... More >>

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The Next Step ELEVATING YOUR CAREER

This is not an easy question to answer. Whether you’re a classroom teacher or a veteran administrator, there is a point in your career where you have to make a decision about your career path. These days there are so many ways to be an impactful edu... 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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Education Consultant The Business of Great Schools and Great Students. An Exclusive Interview with Education Consultant Crystal Scillitani

In the previous article, we touched on some career paths for educators to consider when looking to make the most of their career field. One of those career paths, ideally suited for the seasoned educator, is that of an education consultant. The care... 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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Watch Children Play

Watch children play. We know they’re the hardest-working learners. Whether they meet on the playground or at the beach, even as strangers, they quickly form an excited band of explorers chasing shared connections a community of learning. More >>

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Turning Around School Performance Requires Bold Steps How Bear Creek Elementary Went From a “D” to “A”

Be Bold. That’s where a school leader must start if you want to lead meaningful school change. There’s nothing wrong with incremental improvement or plotting out a step-by-step process, but we have to take a step back and look at the big pict... More >>

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The Need for Speed (and Space)

Teachers of history at the secondary level have a daunting task. Every new school year brings more to “cover” as a matter of course. Another year, another chapter. When the average citizen meets a friend in the supermarket, she says, “How are you?” ... More >>

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The Face of STEM Where are the Women?

We know our world and culture is changing rapidly. There is a new invention and new innovation introduced to us daily that changes the way we live our lives. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills and jobs are the backbone of... More >>

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12 STEM Tips for Elementary School Teachers

Familiarity with STEM continues to increase as we progress further into the 21st century and transformational learning and teaching.  More >>

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Gamification in Learning Apps Why Does it Improve Learning?

Gamification is the use of game design and mechanics to enhance non-game contexts and it’s a big buzzword in education these days. It seems like everywhere we look people are advocating making learning more “game-like” in the hopes that students wil... More >>

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How to Introduce Students to Stem It’s not as intimidating as it seems

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. As our digital world evolves, STEM is becoming increasingly important to innovation. According to the U.S. Department of Education, experts are predicting a steady rise in STEM careers.  More >>

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School Design Inspired By Nature

When we heard the news of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the K-12 Education Studio at Cooper Carry, like the rest of the world, took a moment to reflect. We hit pause in the midst of several important projects to convene and d... More >>

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Does Maintaining Facilities Matter?

Quality learning environments have been found to exert a positive influence on students’ educational performance.  Research indicates that it is not important if the building is old or new, as long as it is a comfortable, well-lit, and healthy learn... More >>

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Lessons Learned From Sandy Hook Still Apply

It has been more than five years since I lost my daughter, Emilie, during the Sandy Hook school shooting. While a lot has changed in my life since then, as I reflect back, many of the lessons we learned from the shooting are still applicable. ... More >>

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Collaboratively Approaching Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Response

Schools strive to be safe environments for their students, staff and visitors. However, the numerous acts of school violence this year alone have served as a catalyst for an urgent discussion about school safety.  More >>

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Case Study A Practical and Effective Approach to Safety

Soon after I joined Great Oaks Career Campuses as their Coordinator of Safety and Security, several in the district leadership team asked me, “Al, if you were to win the lottery and not come to work tomorrow, how would we know everything you do to k... More >>

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Where's the PE Teacher? The Evolution and Case of Physical Education

Take a step inside physical education class at Marjorie Rawlings Elementary in Pinellas County, Florida and you’ll see one common theme: movement! Three times per week, students participate in heart-pumping physical education classes — taught b... More >>

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A New Look for Nutrition Facts and What It Means

The Nutrition Facts food label is getting a makeover. More than 20 years since its debut, the label is catching up to current thinking in nutrition science as well as the reality of how people eat and drink today. Consumers will have bigger and clea... More >>

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When School is Out Summer Meals Matter

As the school year is winding down, do you ever consider what students who rely on school meals will do for food over the summer months? Will they have healthy, nutritious meals and snacks to keep them nourished and on track for learning once they r... More >>

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Bringing Wellness Initiatives to Melmark New England

Melmark New England celebrates its 20th anniversary this year as a premier human service provider with a private special education school, professional development, training, and research center. Over 350 staff members in its Andover, Mass., locatio... 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 students raise their hands. Will it ... 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. Creating that sense of community is similar to building ... More >>

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How to Be a Teacher and Have a Life

Promote, Not Guarantee No matter what grade or subject we teach, our work is to promote the long-term flourishing of kids. That verb, promote, is important. We cannot guarantee, force, or omnipotently deign that our students will go on to lea... More >>

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NC ZOO Creates New Educational Programs for Schools

When is the last time you visited the North Carolina Zoo? Whether it is with your family and friends or as part of a school field trip, the Zoo has a lot to offer. As the official zoo of the state of North Carolina, we have animals ranging from the ... More >>

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Compassion Resilience Service

Experience September 11th through the remarkable personal stories of survival, loss and healing from those who were there, and discover the tremendous spirit of resilience and service that arose after the attacks. Hear first-person perspectives from... More >>

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Take a Trip Off the Beaten Path for a Perfect Stem Experience

There’s a historic, unique and offbeat destination perfectly situated between Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Annapolis waiting to be discovered. Whether you want to explore the country’s oldest railroad station, dig into agriculture and learn more a... More >>

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In the French Quarter, Every BODY has a Story to Tell!

New Orleans is a city with a magical feel, and the character and traditions of the historic French Quarter make walking tours a popular and affordable way for visitors to enjoy the city. French Quarter Phantoms is New Orleans’ Premier Walking Tour C... More >>

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MORE THAN A GAME. MORE THAN A MUSEUM.

Bring your crowd to their feet with a trip to the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience this spring! Our 45-yard indoor playing field and state-of-the-art interactive exhibits make the Hall of Fame the perfect place to engage ... More >>

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Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum Preserves Parks’ Lasting Legacy

On Dec. 1, 1955, the act of one courageous woman sparked a movement that brought change not only to the city of Montgomery, Alabama but throughout the United States. 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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Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

Long-term capacity planning is successful when leaders have a keen eye on demographic changes. When executed consistently, school districts are better able to keep operating costs lower and educational programs optimally funded over the long haul.  ... More >>

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PowerGistics Towers for a seamless transition in modern classrooms

PowerGistics Towers simplify secure charging and storage of iPads, Chromebooks, and Laptops alike. More >>

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