Malala and Helping Students Find Their Voice

I am no doubt behind the times, but over the past month I have become very interested in the remarkable story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for education and woman's rights who was shot in the head by the Taliban at age 15, survived, and continues her crusade today. With her father as her …

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IEP Thought Conversation

As I was reading a professional book today, the following conversation took place in my mind: Why are IEPs for only a subset of students? Because they are a legal requirement for providing proper support for those students that qualify for and receive special education services. IEP stands for "Individualized Education Program", right? Yup So …

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Escaping Social Media and the Digital Cathedral

One of my favorite reads of the past couple years has been The Digital Cathedral, by Keith Anderson. This book shares the powerful reminder that our digital age provides many more opportunities to connect with others and serve them, even from afar. I was reminded of the importance of this over the past several months. A …

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Tweet of the Day — 1.15.2018

Here is today's tweet of the day, courtesy of @MrTomRad, and some short commentary about the tweet: A few thoughts: Quiet is important at times. There are some students for whom quiet is necessary to learn effectively. Quiet is also essential for respecting others when they are sharing their thoughts and opinions. Learning quiet at …

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