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This post is co-written with the incredible Joshua Stamper. You can follow him on Twitter HERE or check out his blog HERE.     “A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.” - Shawn Hitchcock Throughout our lives, we have been guided,...

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Summer is always a time for learning, connecting, and growing!  Below are 10 people I've connected with recently who I feel like are GREAT educators to learn from, and might just be a few you haven't connected with yet! We're all better when we're connecting...

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  "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" I have never understood the value in that simple statement.  I have heard it my entire life though, as I'm sure many of you have.  But if there's one thing I'm sure of,...

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This post was co-written with Roman Nowak. On social media, so often we see posts of countdowns to the weekend, Christmas, Spring Break, summer; it is usually accompanied by elation and celebration. As students and educators, we often can’t wait until there is a break from school....

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Over the past year or so I've really been thinking about the messages we send.  Those things we do that speak louder than the words that are coming out of our mouths. Back in January of 2016, I wrote a post called "My Journey: Race, Economics,...

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"When we spill our emotions onto blank pages, we can see, through words, the problems that plague us. It is a unique way of healing"  Travis Crowder     Writing, and blogging specifically, have been such a great release for me. I still remember when I started my...

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The closer we get to Spring it seems like the shorter our fuses get and the more rambunctious and misbehaving our kids become. As a classroom teacher I loved having "those kids".  The ones that the teacher from the year before would warn you about.  The...

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This post was co-written with Travis Crowder. You can follow him on Twitter HERE or his own blog HERE.We’ve all been there at one point or another….that moment where a child needs a consequence and as educators we jump straight to “write this sentence 100...

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This week has been a week of deep reflection for me.  Every one of us goes through periods where we doubt our gifts, where we wonder if the place we find ourselves in is the place we're best suited.  And for whatever reason I've always...

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