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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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Make Way For Awe – Opinion

My comment to: “Make Way For Awe” on NBC’s Education Nation: Your description, I’m guessing, takes place in a school that is not “at risk” and/or “inner city.” I teach in a very “at risk” elementary school where students in … Continue reading

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Celest 4 Years Later

An old acquaintance showed up on local TV this week. Well, more than just an acquaintance really. They played a clip from our well known video and the rest of the story comes full circle. As a cancer surviver in … Continue reading

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My Comment To Oprah

I left the following comment on Oprah’s FaceBook page: Oprah: I’m thrilled to hear that you are planning a follow-up show to today’s about education. We all knew you wouldn’t have a show about education and not include actual educators … Continue reading

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OK, You Got Your Feet Wet! – Professional Learning Networks

So it is the start of the school year and perhaps you have just started your trek into this new pedagogy, this new network of learners. I think it is kind of like that first step into the lake to … Continue reading

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Response From NBC News

Here was the response I received today from NBC. I have removed the name of the person that sent it (No it wasn’t straight from Brian Williams): Hi Brian, Thank you for reaching out to Education Nation-we appreciate your interest … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To NBC News and Brian Williams

Dear NBC News and Brian Williams: I see NBC News is providing a broadcast forum called “Education Nation.” NBC is billing it as: “Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.” As I look over … Continue reading

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