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Making Waves

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

It’s that time again – football season. Last year I referenced Randall McDaniel’s Hall of Fame speech from 2009 in a blog titled Are You A Difference Maker? A few weeks ago I came across a Dov Seidman book, How

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Riddle Me This Part 2

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

Who exactly is running public schools? Fellow AZ blogger extraordinaire, Mike Lee, recently wrote a blog entitled Riddle Me This in which he asks  "Is there another industry where decision-making is dominated by so many without any experience or advanced

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The Power of One

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

When I was in the classroom my goal was to make a difference in the lives of my students. Now, that my practice spans an entire school building, I strive to make a difference in the lives of my colleagues.

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Thank You Notes

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

Today’s blog was inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s book, Thank You Notes. The book is based on his TV show where he expresses gratitude for everything from the slow moving family walking in front of him on the sidewalk to the

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Degrees of Sophistication

Julie Torres Uncategorized

How sophisticated is your teacher?  This is the question many teachers will be asked starting in fall 2012.  New teaching standards and teacher evaluations will be rolled out in Arizona and in many other states.  New teacher evaluations will be

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Cat Got Your Tongue

Julie Torres Uncategorized

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit around a table with a group of educators.  As usual I really didn’t say much.  I have often felt as though what I had to say was irrelevant or my choice of words

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Hypocrisy

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

When my daughter began preschool I vowed to never be “that parent” who tells the teacher what and how to teach. Or to be “that parent” that demands to meet with the principal on a whim to tell him/her how

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Losing Hope

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

This year presents many challenges for educators. Budget cuts have left our district asking teachers to do more with less. Teachers are covering two and three duties each day. Some teachers barely have time to eat their lunch because their

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