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Education is for the Passionate – Isn’t it?

Education is for the Passionate – Isn’t it?

Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash Seth Godin is masterful at making obvious things so much clearer. In a post on passion and excellence he asked: Should the person who runs the customer service operations at a ski school also be required to love skiing? Can the...

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EdisonK12 Lights Up My Life

EdisonK12 Lights Up My Life

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash This year has been incredibly fulfilling. Every conference and every district wants to hear the same topic: Mattering IS the Agenda. While I enjoy delivering my other topics, mattering draws the most emotional response and spurs...

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Platforms For Student Learning And Collaboration 🖥

Platforms For Student Learning And Collaboration 🖥

Hi friends, Wow, September has flown by hasn't it? I know around this time, homework and extracurriculars can be stressful so I'd love to share some platforms for student, learning, engagement, and collaboration that can help! I have provided a link and brief...

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Digital Literacy: Presentation and Resources

Digital Literacy: Presentation and Resources

Photo by Adeolu Eletu on Unsplash I had a wonderful time at the Reading Recovery Conference in Chicago and was excited to see the interest in the topic of Digital Literacy from the perspective of early childhood education. Here are the slides and resources from my...

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Forget Following Your Heart – Follow Your HeartBreak

Forget Following Your Heart – Follow Your HeartBreak

“If you want to find your passion, surrender to your heartbreak.” ~ Umair Haque Passion matters. It is the differentiator and the difference maker. In our quest to be passion driven learners and leaders,we are often advised to “follow our hearts” as the way leads us...

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Everything I learned in Kindergarten

Everything I learned in Kindergarten

I taught kindergarten for one year of my career. It was an extraordinary year. It was an experience I wish every teacher and leader could have at least a small taste of. There’s something about being around young children; beyond their energy, freshness, and laughter....

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Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

This post was co-authored by Nora Moran, a student at Northern Highlands High School in New Jersey. April 14th is Leaders for Literacy day, a movement started by the International Literacy Association in 2015 to bring attention to the plight of almost 800 million...

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Everyone Fails: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

Everyone Fails: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

As parents, teachers, students, companies, and society, we emphasize competition. We tell our athletes to “win at all costs.” In business, employees hear “there is no room for failure.” We evaluate our students, and their teachers, primarily on their ability to pass...

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Classroom Habitudes Manifesto on Change This

Classroom Habitudes Manifesto on Change This

I’m honored, privileged and quite frankly, ecstatic(!) that Classroom Habitudes is now a manifesto on ChangeThis! ChangeThis is a site birthed from an idea by Seth Godin and operated by the folks at 1-800-CEO-READ ( click through to download the manfiesto) Among some...

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