Monthly Archives: February 2012

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The Value of Going to College

The Value of Going to College

  This past weekend, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took on the conventional idea that getting a college degree is imperative for students to succeed in the real world. Of course, Santorum did not challenge this commonly held notion in an eloquent way, implying that it is a snobby ideal for pushing students towards a

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WI Unconference: EdCampMKE Registration is OPEN

EdCampMKE Registration opened at 5PM on Feb 29th.  A great opportunity to learn, share and network with others from around the state. On Saturday, May 12, proactive educators will come together at South Milwaukee High School.  Space is limited,  so register early to guarantee yourself  this great free professional growth opportunity!  EdCamp attempts to offset costs through sponsor-ships.

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It’s elementary, my dear educator!

I came across a link  to resources specifically designed to help elementary teachers with the following free resources: Bell Work Ideas Sponge Ideas Center Ideas Interactive Bulletin Boards Lesson Plans Thematic Units Reproducibles Class Certificates Another place that I have noticed that has amazing ideas for the elementary classroom is Pinterest. It is highly visual

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Happy Leap Day!

My family and I have a tradition of doing jumping photos whenever we visit some place special. Today being Leap Day, Flickr has offered a unique way to celebrate the day. Jump! (Thanks to Nancy Sharoff, DEN guru for the link) Today I was giving a talk at Peel District near Toronto and referenced this near

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Six Flags Read to Succeed Final Submission Day!

If your classes have been participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program, today is the final day to submit your students’ reading hours in our online portal! Read to Succeed is a free educational program from Six Flags and Discovery Education that inspires K-6 students to engage in recreational reading. Students who complete

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Top 20 Educators to Watch Includes Texas’ own Andrea Keller

What an honor it is for Texas to have their very own National School Board Association Top 20 to watch on the Leadership Council! Below is the excerpt posted on the NSBA site. Make sure to take a moment and congratulate her! She certainly deserves it! Andrea Keller, LIFE K-5 Special Education Teacher, Elliott Elementary

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There’s Still Time!

Apply to attend the DEN Summer Institute 2012 by March 1 for a chance to have your airfare covered by the DEN. DEN Summer Institute 2012 Bozeman, Montana STAR Discovery Educators who are accepted to the DEN Summer Institute will experience a week of professional development and networking that they will never forget.  Apply today

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