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March 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Using AIM Office Hours to Connect...

So I've had AIM (known to us 80's babies as AOL Instant Messenger, though the youngins know nothing of this) since 1994, and have had the same screenname since then. My students think this is hilarious, because they change screennames every 10 minutes. Last year, as I was trying to find ways to individually meet with each student in a grade conference in ELA, I realized that time was against me. There were not enough hours in a day (or even three!) to meet with 120 students, so I gave them my… Continue

Added by Lauren Fardig on March 28, 2010 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

Tell the Common Standards Writers What They Omitted

Dear friends and colleagues: Time is running out. If you agree with our petition below,

you need to go to the SUBMIT FEEDBACK section of the…


Added by Frank W. Baker on March 21, 2010 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Preparation for A.P.’s to become Principals

There has been a recent surge of energy in how school districts are preparing APs to transition to principalships. In the past, it was seen as a natural progression, after serving a few years at your local school as an AP, to apply or be promoted to Principal. In recent years of tougher accountability and empowerment, many APs have voiced that they are content with staying where they are then take the “risk” of becoming a principal. I…


Added by Stephanie Young on March 10, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

ITVS (PBS) Offers Short Films on Social Issues

From the New York Times: ITVS is best known for its financing of documentaries, many of which appear on PBS ’s “Independent Lens” series. But beginning on Monday, the organization will present a series of brief, fictional films that cast social issues into the future, in… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on March 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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