Be A Marigold: Essential Advice for the Returning Teacher

What do marigolds have to do with teaching and preparation for the year? “Be A Marigold” is a corollary post to Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers by Jennifer Gonzalez. Gonzalez uses the nature of the marigold as a metaphor. Here’s a quick summary of the article in 95 words: Marigolds…
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7 Habits of Highly Innovative Educators: Lessons from The Oregon Trail – Habit 2

Now that you have begun to stock your cabinet, it is time to move on to habit number two Ask Questions. Innovation, like travelling the Oregon Trail, is frequently an uncharted path. In order to keep making progress, it is important to ask questions along the way. Lots of questions! In particular, ask questions that…
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April 23, 2018 0

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Educators: Lessons from The Oregon Trail – Habit 1

Everything I know about innovation in education I learned from playing the game The Oregon Trail. For those of you that might be too young to recall The Oregon Trail, it was one of the first and most successful educational video games. It has gone through many different iterations but the premise remains the same.…
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March 22, 2018 0

The March for our Lives, Student Leadership and a Call for Action!

As we stood outside our son’s US High School today, March 14, a small group of students gathered in the courtyard, circling the flagpole, joining hands and both physically and mentally, taking a stand. In a show of solidarity with the students across the country, these Minnesota High School students were demonstrating their capacity for…
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