Category Archives: Learning

Help in Mastering the Crap Shoot of Hiring New Teachers

I have been interviewing teacher candidates for over 15 years. I have interviewed teachers that I thought were great, hired them and found out that the interview was not a good indicator of their teaching ability. I have gone the … Continue reading

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My Leadership Rules

I am in the process of completing my 30th year in public education. I can remember my first day like it was yesterday. I was young, mostly naïve and ready to get to work. I placed more emphasis on my coaching … Continue reading

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How Far Do We Go?

This year, we rolled out a 1:1 initiative at all of our middle schools. We distributed 14,000 Chromebooks, one to every middle schooler in the county. As a part of this initiative, we were asked by the Central Office administration … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my Diigo posts for the week of January 26, 2015. I hope that all of you had a wonderful first semester! My best wishes for a fantastic second semester. Make this week ridiculously awesome. If You Were Gone … Continue reading

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Why Middle School is So Important

So, this is my 30th year in public education. 30 years. It seems like just yesterday I was walking into my first faculty meeting as a brand new teacher. Now, I am the one running the meetings. I cannot believe how … Continue reading

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A Bright New World, Part 2

In my last post, I talked about how our school was moving to a 1:1 computing environment. I wrote a bit about how we prepared and distributed the machines, and a bit about our philosophy moving forward. The students have … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my Diigo posts from the week of July 21. I had a great week of vacation, and now am focused on getting ready for the opening of school in a few short weeks. Look for a new blog … Continue reading

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