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The Gifts they Bring: English Learners and Gifted Ed. – Education Article

A few weeks back I was chatting with a gifted education specialist in our district, an excellent teacher my son was lucky enough to have in elementary school. I asked him some questions that had been in the back of my mind about English Learners and gifted education, and whether the district identified a lot of EL’s as gifted and talented. He said that the district was working on this issue and developing some strategies to improve in this area.…

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Exceptional Needs & Educational Growth – Education Article

  As we move into an educational world that is at times rattled with negatively and difficulty for teachers, a hot bed topic that comes up over and over is helping students gain access to education when they have a learning disability or an emotional disability. How do we truly help those students who have a cognitive impairment when they are sitting in an 8th grade general education class, but have huge educational gaps? During a conversation with other administrators,…

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Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice – Education Article

Educators and schools across the globe have embraced the concept of student agency.  It is a relatively simple concept in theory, but much more difficult to implement in practice.  The underlying premise is to move learners from a state of engagement to empowerment so that they exert more ownership over their learning.  For many schools, this flies in the face of a traditional schooling mindset that was more geared to learners having to buy-in to a one-size-fits-all system where success…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Chase Growth, Not Perfection – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Chase Growth, Not Perfection Chase Growth, Not Perfection Perfection is something many people chase after. Educators are no different, but more on this later. In sports, there are only defined scenarios when perfection can be achieved. A pitcher can deliver a perfect game if he or she gives up no hits or walks and the fielders commit no errors. In bowling, a 300-game consisting of all strikes is also a sign of perfection.  Outside of sports, it…

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Unleashing the True Potential of Video for Learning – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Unleashing the True Potential of Video for Learning Unleashing the True Potential of Video for Learning The best job on the planet is that of a parent.  I can’t begin to explain how awesome it has been over the years watching my kids grow up and being actively engaged in their lives.  Sure, there are some lows along the way, but the highs are what bring so much joy and purpose into our own lives.  If you…

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