Monthly Archives: July 2015

Gamers and Education — What we can learn from digitial natives!

This past weekend our 4 year old grandson spent two nights with us. He is your typical 4-year old in every way, obsessed with superhero’s and running fast — with one small exception —  he has his own Iphone.   … Continue reading

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Do kids FEAR punishment?

School is officially around the corner already this week some of my conversations with parents, teachers and school administrators have centered upon punishment to stem some unwanted behaviors.  Whether it’s tardy to school, failure to pick-up your children after events, … Continue reading

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Squashing teacher collaboration

Teaching is a very is a  lonely job — and that statement seems like an oxymoron.    Teachers are social, on stage, the answer givers, the facilitator, the energizer, the thinker, the organizer how in the world can you say … Continue reading

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Tenure is not a job for life!

At least a few times a month someone who is outside of education will utter — “if only you educators would run schools like a business we would see better results.”  The subtle message is clear — business does everything … Continue reading

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10 Valedictorians? REALLY?

I live in your typical midwestern small town and like all small towns we have a local newspaper that NEVER carries national or state news.  In fact, you’re more likely to find recipes, Rotary club activities, kids participating in some … Continue reading

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