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Menu of Opportunities

The routine of an educator is very detailed and scheduled to the minutia of even syncing their bladders to the 2.2 mins they have over planning to use the restroom after dropping off students, calling a parent, copying a worksheet, … Continue reading

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Coaching Advice from Coaches

This year my district is adding more instructional coaches. I am excited about the prospect, but wanted to reflect on what advice to give a coach just beginning this journey. I wrote down my own thoughts and ideas, and then … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Put the Vacation in Summer, But…

If I had a nickel for every person who snarkily said, “It must be nice to have all summer off!” My bank account would be rivaling those of professional athletes. I wish, just once, people could understand the enormity the … Continue reading

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The Year of Stretch Armstrong

The original Stretch Armstrong was developed a LONG time ago, in fact so long ago that it was developed when I was. That certainly dates me and the elastic action figure whose arms stretched to complete many a fantastical childhood … Continue reading

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From Ripple to Tidal Wave

Passion begins with a spark. Any time you allow yourself to get excited about the future, a new idea, a tool, an instructional strategy, or a lesson your passion overflows and starts to positively influence the students in your charge … Continue reading

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Kicking Limitations Curbside

I took a hiatus. Sorry friends, I bit off a lot and needed a break. My thoughts were jumbled up, I was presenting a ton, taking classes, and I needed to reset, reframe, and re-engage.  Now I am back and … Continue reading

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Bulldogs Bounding Outside the Box

Today we had the privilege of learning with AJ Juliani. If you are not familiar with his work, check out his books and resources here. Today admin, coaches, and selected teachers K-12 met with AJ and began to take a … Continue reading

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