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Last year I had the pleasure of attending my very first Scholastic Reading Summit in San Antonio, Texas.  And I loved it!This year I had the honor of being asked to present at two of them.  The one in San Jose, CA and the upcoming...

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Every one of us has walls built up in our lives.  Some walls we build to keep others out.  Some walls we build to make us feel protected...

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Who knew that less than a year ago this day would arrive.Just 11 months ago, we (Todd and Adam) connected at NAESP in Long Beach, California. Over breakfast and a blog post one morning, the #KidsDeserveIt dream was born.Now, in just over a week, our...

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A few years ago I worked under a principal who had us do a "Switch Day" one day.  What is a Switch Day?Well we were given a teacher in another grade level and we had switch classes for about an hour or so to get...

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Well it's official, my first book "Kids Deserve It!" will be released in a month or less!!!  I am so stinking excited to have co-authored this book with my buddy Adam Welcome.In celebration of the book releasing soon, Adam and I are selling #KidsDeserveIt t-shirt!...

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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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