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Peer Pressure

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in General | No Comments

Tomorrow I’m running 13.1 miles. I am not a distance runner. My friends are. I’m happy when I run five miles. Six isn’t bad. I never have the desire to run ten miles. And yet, I’m running a half marathon tomorrow. I signed up mostly because I wanted to please my friends. However, there have […]

The law of modeling

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in General | No Comments

We had a great discussion today of why modeling is so essential in teaching.  It’s a basic, fundamental law – somewhat like gravity.  Teachers, more so than many professions, must model what they want.  If you want students to be problem solvers, then be a problem solver.  If you want a caring community, then be […]

Compassion

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in General | 4 Comments

We just wrapped up the first week of planning with our staff. As a math guy, it’s difficult for me to capture the emotions that were experienced last week. Let me just say it was really, really amazing. Six new teachers, six returning teachers, the secretary, the principal and the SSA all planned together. Our […]

 

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