Tag Archives: Middle School

My Message to Parents

  All of us have had to deal with irate parents. The conversations I have are probably not too much different than the ones you have. Some are adult like in manner and end in an agreement to disagree. Some … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my Diigo bookmarks for the week of March 29, 2015. I am on spring break this week so I promise that I will have at least one blog post before the next weekend. Whatever your plans are, make … Continue reading

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Where do We Draw the Line?

This year we have implemented a 1:1 computer initiative. Every one of my 1363 Timberwolves got a nice new shiny Chromebook in September. There was a lot of trepidation amongst staff members, some bumps in the road and more than … 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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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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