The Bucket List

Jen Robinson Books, Education

Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Wow, that sounds extremely corny, so I’ll explain. Four years ago, in the spring of 2008 I was accepted into Arizona State University’s doctoral program in leadership and innovation.

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Home Sweet Home

Kelly Leehey Uncategorized

At the end of the day, standing at my door waiting for my parent pick up kiddos to line up, I noticed one of my students sprawled out on the rug.  All day this child, let’s call him Julian, was

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Alaina Adams Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, National Board Certification, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

On January 24th of last year, I wrote a blog in which I wondered when teacher-leaders like me might know when it’s time to leave the classroom. I even used the word “sacriligious” when contemplating the idea… And then, almost

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Teacher Eval: Hunger Games Style

Alaina Adams Assessment, Education, Elementary, Games, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Mathematics, Mentoring, National Board Certification, Parent Involvment, Professional Development, Social Issues, Sports, Teacher Leadership

Yes, the geeky-English teacher that I am has jumped all over The Hunger Games craze. Yes, I’ve coerced all of my students into buying the book to use in class, most of us have seen the movie, plan to blog

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