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Leaving Their Mark – Redux

At TEDxNYED, Alan November kicked off the event with his “TALK” – Who Owns The Learning? where he asks, “Are your students leaving a legacy?” It’s a very worthwhile 15 minutes. While watching him that day I thought back to this … Continue reading

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More TEDxNYED

I think I’ve spent just about an hour (maybe more) for every minute of my TEDxNYED talk (I get 15 minutes) … I think that is ridiculous at one level … but REALLY, I’m not complaining on the other. As … Continue reading

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TEDxNYED – The Pressure Is On

So in a week I will be jetting across the country, weather permitting, to New York to do my 15 minutes on stage at TEDxNYED. Based on a few Tweets and emails from the last week, I’ve been relieved to … Continue reading

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So How Could I Still Teach My Students If School Was Cancelled? Reprised

NOTE: The pending blizzard hitting the central US and soon the east coast made me think of this post from 2 years ago. It was written in response to the H1N1 flu epidemic that was hitting at the time – … Continue reading

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Our Challenger Space Shuttle Memory

On this 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster I’m sharing an incredible experience from the past. My classroom was “graced” by Christa McAuliffe’s Mom, Grace Corrigan. Note that since this post we have also posted videos of the … Continue reading

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A 4 Year Anniversary To Remember!

Four years ago, January 24, 2007, was the first day we Skyped into our classroom a classmate that couldn’t attend school because she had leukemia and the side effects from the chemo therapy she was receiving made it impossible for … Continue reading

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My Latest Post On Huffington Post

So I wrote this recently after a strenuous day at school … then coming home to see several posts on blogs and web sites that raised my ire: ” ‘Discussion’ About Ed Reform is Just like a Political Ad… Maybe Worse“ … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Lesson Idea(s) While There Is Time

I often feel I post lesson ideas after we’ve just done them – too late for others’ if they are seasonal. So for once I thought I’d try to give you some time. Here is a post from 3 years … Continue reading

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My Post On Huffington Post – NBC’s Education Nation and the ‘In-Depth Education Discussion’

I’m posting my Huffington Post blog here since they said I could! : ) As a teacher with 30 years experience teaching in both private and public schools I really want to commend NBC News, Brian Williams and all the … Continue reading

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My Huffington Post, Post: NBC’s Education Nation and the ‘In-Depth’ Education Discussion”

The Huffington Post requested that I write a few posts for their new “Education” section and they just posted the first one: NBC’s Education Nation and the ‘In-Depth Education Discussion’ Go check it out. Maybe leave a comment – agree … Continue reading

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