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Recognizing Tenure

Tenure If you are a tenured teacher or administrator think back to the day you got tenure. I am sure it was filled with excitement, joy, and celebration. The many gifts and congratulations were overflowing. You could barely contain the excitement. NOT! For most of us the day we got tenure was like any other day of work. Yes, a few people may have said congratulations.…See More
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Ideas, Ideas, Ideas Email Signature

Take a look at your outgoing email.  Most people have an automatic signature that places your name and basic contact information at the end of every email.  Some people get creative and add a motivational quote.  This space is actually very valuable real estate.  This space is an opportunity to let everyone you email know about something important.  Think of your signature space as a place to showcase who you are, what you are doing, and how others can join in.  Here are five ways to maximize…See More
Aug 10, 2011
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Apr 30, 2011
Rosienne Farrugia commented on Steve Bollar's blog post Potential is an opportunity not a guarantee.
"Hi Steve, yes we do feel proud when our children live up to their potential - but my question is ... how can we, as teachers, ensure that we are giving all learners enough rich learning opportunites that will help unlock their potential and be the…"
Apr 3, 2011
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Steve Bollar commented on Tom Schimmer's blog post Leadership FOR Confidence!
"Tom, Great post. I agree, it is a careful balance between accountability and support.  Make sure everyone is supported properly and clearly know the expectations.  Once the expectations are clearly stated and realistic, there must be a…"
Apr 1, 2011
Dwight Carter commented on Steve Bollar's blog post Decisions
"Steve, Excellent summary of the the five types of decisions. It's important for the leader to know which one to use and to share this information with the team. Thanks for sharing!   Be Great,Dwight"
Mar 31, 2011
Vicki Cobb left a comment for Steve Bollar
"Hi Steve:  I wear a different hat from most.  I write science books for kids.  But I am a trained educator and I write a blog that might interest you:  http://educationupdate.com/vickicobb/ As far as that piece on Charter schools…"
Mar 28, 2011
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I plan to upload interesting art related content as I find it and let the group evolve as its members see fit. "Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm"See More
Mar 20, 2011
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"Congratulations on being a featured member!"
Mar 20, 2011

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Recognizing Tenure

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 9:51pm 0 Comments

Tenure







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Ideas, Ideas, Ideas Email Signature

Posted on August 10, 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Take a look at your outgoing email.  Most people have an automatic signature that places your name and basic contact information at the end of every email.  Some people get creative and add a motivational quote.  This space is actually very valuable real estate.  This space is an opportunity to let everyone you email know about something important.  Think of your signature space as a place to showcase who you are, what you are doing, and how others can join in.  Here are five ways to…

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Potential is an opportunity not a guarantee.

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:24pm 1 Comment

As a parent we want our children to live up to their fullest potential.  We do everything in our power to guide their lives and mold their events to allow our children to grow and develop into amazing adults. If they fall short we are there to support them and get them back on track. Throughout their entire childhood, all we can do his hope and pray that they will work to their fullest potential.  Nothing makes a parent more proud than seeing their child working to their fullest…

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Decisions

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Within one day I make many decisions.  My decisions are at many different levels.  They range from what am I going to wear today, to what is the best instructional practice for a particular student.  Any way you look at it, “It’s Up 2 Me” to come up with a final decision.  As a good leader should, many decisions are made in collaboration with others.  Each of those decisions that are made with others is at different levels.  I must quickly determine what level of decision-making I will…

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At 11:59am on March 28, 2011, Beth Barnhill said…

My first friend request!  I feel like the new kid in the cafeteria for the first time.  Thanks for letting me sit at your table!

 

Beth

At 10:32am on March 28, 2011, Vicki Cobb said…

Hi Steve:  I wear a different hat from most.  I write science books for kids.  But I am a trained educator and I write a blog that might interest you:  http://educationupdate.com/vickicobb/

As far as that piece on Charter schools vs public schools, my opinion is that there are good schools and not-so-hot schools of all stripes.  There doesn't seem to be room in the metrics (the TEST)for evaluating schools for all the variables that affect learning.  What troublese me most is this huge effort to find a one-size-fits-all silver bullet that can be "scaled" up as THE SOLUTION. 

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The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers are being transformed into mentors. Since the role of the educator is changed, everything else changes, too: the teaching methods, the testing and grading, the way we pay…See More
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