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It Starts Today

I’ve had my fair share of rants…   about Common Core. Textbooks. Testing. Too much testing.  I’ve spent hours complaining about what No Child Left Behind has done to, um… leave a bunch of kids behind.  I’ve ranted, raved, and reflected about all of the wrongs of the American Education System....

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Connected Educators Olympics… Join us!

You’re invited!  What started out as a tiny brainstorming Facebook post, turned into a full blown project.  That’s why I love being connected.  I don’t have all the great ideas…but I have friends who do!    So, here’s the information and how YOU can be a part of it. This...

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Why I Blog and Why You Should, Too

It’s Connected Educator month.  I woke up today thinking about the value in being connected.  I can’t even explain it.  Being connected has gotten me a front row seat to a space shuttle launch, to the White House in the same room at President Obama, and even to Space Camp....

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Itching to Learn with SCRATCH

It’s only been a few weeks since we embarked on an adventure in 3rd grade to learn SCRATCH.  But, just a few weeks in, and I am hooked.  It isn’t the bright colors of the site.  It isn’t about the cute little cat that appears in all the SCRATCH publications....