Summer Rest?

This week I discovered a painful realization: my “summer” is almost over. Summer, for me, is when staff development slows down, which is usually March through May. During this time I have a chance to take a small break and…

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Variable Giftedness

School was not my friend when it came to demonstrating my potential. I could post a snapshot of my high school report card, but it would be ugly. For me, effort was not the problem and I refuse to believe…

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Test Obsessions

I find it fascinating and disturbing how much emphasis we place on paper/pencil evaluations in the school system when the overwhelming majority of job related assessments are performance-based. This works quite well for me now, but getting to this point…

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All About That Test

The consistent theme found throughout the school system, especially at this time of year, is it’s All About That Test. (No failing.) This concerns me on many levels. Please understand, I am all for continuous improvement. I also think it…

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The Micah Show

It is apparent to me, we don’t see ourselves the way other people do. Our choices, our attitudes, and our behaviors – all look differently when we play them out in our own heads. This weekend, Micah requested a room…

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