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Stopping to think about it…

I was recently re-reading Alfie Kohn’s 2007 post about “Rethinking Homework.”   It was a line in the first paragraph that caught my attention.  He writes, “After spending most of the day in school, children are typically given additional assignments to … Continue reading

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When the truck is stuck…

Changing the culture of a school or district is hard to do.  Pushing a half-ton truck out of a snow bank is hard too. Teachers can work 24/7 behind closed doors to make a difference for the kids in their … Continue reading

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Advice from John Abbott…

John Abbott, president of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, just spent a very full 48 hours in our district.  He did four different presentations to staff, students, parents and community members.  He toured the Energetic Learning Campus and spent time … Continue reading

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