Category Archives: Education Administration

Exceed Expectations through Valuing Others

As a professional educator for 21 years, I have developed thousands of relationships. Some were short, some long. Some have been shallow, some deep.                        I have collaborated with professional … Continue reading

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Education: Time is Abundant

The stack of papers on the corner of your desk is getting higher. You contemplate having a ‘work day’, not for students, but for you to put a dent into those essays your 4th hour class wrote last week Monday. … Continue reading

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Expect it? … Model it!

As a father of four children, I find myself in paradoxical situations. I want them to know the ill effects of drinking soda. I crack open a Diet Pepsi, my youngest says, “Dad, why do YOU drink so much soda? … Continue reading

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Embracing Complex Texts

About a year ago, the curriculum coordinator in our school district introduced me to a few reading strategies as outlined and demonstrated by Kelly Gallagher.  I browsed through the material at first, but soon started reading every word and searching … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing Strategies that Work!

When I began teaching in the mid 1990’s, I remember trying to survive, one period at a time, one day at a time, one week at a time.   During my first full year of teaching, the arrival of Halloween … Continue reading

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California and Wisconsin High School Students Collaborate

First, thank you to Mrs. Geri Coats for agreeing to collaborate with me on this project.  Thank you, also, to all of the students who participated in this authentic learning experience.  I am proud of all of you, Seymour and … Continue reading

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Travesty NOT History in the Making: Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill

I am disappointed in our state’s politicians.  Yes, the Fab14, those 14 Senate Democrats who have decided to leave the state of Wisconsin to give Wisconsin’s populace time to process the Budget Repair Bill Governor Walker has proposed are skipping … Continue reading

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My Love for School

As I was struggling my way through the 5 and a 1/2 foot snow drift at the end of my driveway this morning, I could not help but be thankful to the county union workers who were out doing their … Continue reading

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“This Is What Democracy Looks Like!”

As I stood near the Assembly Room on the second level of our state’s capital, a voice cried out from the floor of the Rotunda, “Tell me what democracy looks like!”  Thousands of Wisconsinites in a unified, thunderous voice responded, “THIS … Continue reading

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Polarizing our State: Wisconsin’s Budget Repair Bill

As the 14 Democratic Senators of Wisconsin have bought more time for their Republican counterparts to consume the Budget Repair Bill proposed by Governor Scott Walker, so, too do I have time for more reflection and one more post.  Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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