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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“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 a drill for nearly 6 months.  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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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 country about how they support their employees’ profe... 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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