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Archive for April, 2015

The Importance of Good Principals:Creating a Staff That Wants to Work With You!

The Importance of Good Principals” is the title of an article in the NY Times.

I’ve been told that I would make a good principal. I wouldn’t. I want to work with children, and I am not the most organized person in the world. You have to run an entire school, an entire school! Because I have taught for 30 years, I wanted to offer my insight into what I believe makes a good principal. I have been fortunate enough to have worked under some great ones.And while they may not have all the qualities I list, they have had many of them.READ MORE

What Do “Regular Kids” Miss Because They Are Not “Gifted?”

The other day I was at a workshop and the presenter introduced a QR Code Treasure Hunt that he used in his middle school classroom.  He used it with his gifted kids.

One of the attendees asked if it could be used with any kids.

He responded it could, but he doesn’t use it with the “other” kids until later.

I wondered why he would need to wait until later, especially when using it with middle school kids.

I use QR codes with my 5th graders.READ MORE

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