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  I started this "series" of posts back in February, and then my life got flipped upside down and I haven't posted since then.  So, it's back! My plan is to post once a month with 5 recommendations of books I've finished recently. These will be...

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  I believe in the power of a single book.  That one story, or character, can empower/challenge/save a life.  I've seen it with my own eyes. In 2016 I was asked to join the Scholastic Principal Advisory Board.  This isn't a position I get paid for but...

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  I have watched the power of a story change a life. I have seen a child become so engrossed in a book that they carry it everywhere with them and find a way to put it into any conversation.  And when you can have a...

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  If there's one thing I've learned more than anything else, it's the power that lies within stories.  Over the past year and a half I have consumed one book after another.  But I've started reading books I would have never chosen in the past.  Why?...

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  If there's one thing I've learned, to depth of my core, about being in education, it's how deeply we get connected to our students and how much of what goes in their little lives, affect ours. When I was deciding what I wanted to do with...

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Three weeks ago today.  That's when it happened.  That's when years worth of personal work was erased, the slate was essentially wiped clean, and I had to begin again. Three weeks ago.  It feels like yesterday.  I can still hear the words coming out of their...

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As educators we give our all for our students.  They become like our own children with whom our hearts break alongside of, we laugh and eat together, we give up hours of our time to help, and we lose sleep over often. And I think just...

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This post was co-written with Steven Lamkin. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his blog. Schools across the country have either already begun or are gearing up to start their year.  As the year gets underway, one thing that campus leadership must keep...

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