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Last Friday I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the Ron Clark Academy for the second time.I can still remember every moment of my first trip to RCA three years ago.  I was a 5th grader teacher, wide eyed, finally getting to meet my teacher...

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This post was co-written between myself and Brent Clarkson.Sometimes even the smallest moments can make the biggest impact.During the first week of school in 2014, I (Brent) passed one of my students between classes and simply said, “Hey, Kyle**.”  He had been in my class...

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I've written blog posts before about people I recommend following.  And I haven't written one like that in a while so I figured I throw a few more people at you, who aren't "widely" known, but are AMAZING educators and great resources.I have always believed...

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Back in September we were having a lot of discipline issues.  And through all of those discipline issues we noticed almost all of our daily focus was on the students who were making poor decisions.  We had begun to completely ignore those who were making...

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I'm sorry.  Two words.  They seem so easy to say.  As educators we teach children every day how and when to apologize.  But as adults, those two words become more and more difficult.As a classroom teacher there were many times I had to apologize to...

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There was an image I saw once of an iceberg.  It had the tagline of "90% of what is happening goes on, unseen, beneath the surface".  I have found that to be true time and time again.http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/iceberg.aspEveryone is fighting a battle.  Some of the battles...

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Throughout my last few years of blogging, I've tried to show all sides of what we're doing in education.  The awesome, as well as the struggles.I choose to believe that all of us struggle with our jobs as educators.  We all have those nagging fears...

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I've always said that I believe January and February to be some of the hardest months of the school year.  It's getting over that hump into the spring, testing is kicking in (at least in Texas), behavior starts to escalate again, people are getting on...

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