These may be the new buzz words, but they were always themes that our grandmothers and mothers taught us: Never give up! These are not new ideas but sometimes, we do need to be reminded of them.
The newness of the school year has worn off, and you are fast approaching the end of the first quarter. All those lofty goals you had in August--did you meet them? Don’t give up on them. Sure, you may be a little behind in where you wanted to be in your curriculum, behind in your grading, behind in replacing the bulletin boards to reflect the new season, but try not to get overwhelmed and give up! You, the educator, are the single most important change agent for your students and your schools!
October marks the time each year when we bring attention to bullying prevention: how to identify, prevent and report it. It's important to have a specific month designated as National Bullying Prevention month, but bullying has become so rampant in our schools that it's a good idea to keep resources handy to educate students year-round on this harmful and serious problem.
Commentary on the Budget Cuts from Financial Services Director Andy EvansThe...
I recently had a conversation with a teacher on professional development, and she commented that the training was good but "There was no food--not even a candy mint.” This might seem trivial to some, but in her mind, it meant she was not appreciated. Not that food really adds to a PD, but as we all know, it IS the little things that matter.
The U.S. has already seen multiple school shootings this year. We're not talking over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. We're talking 2018. And it's only mid-February. The fact that as the year continues, this number will likely grow should concern every one of us.