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Keeping it Local

February 11, 2017

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Last week I found myself carefully exploring the details of the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) and the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan).  How’s that for a engaging hook for a blog post? The formula itself is somewhat interesting, as there are several variables in play that impact how much money is allotted to each district […]

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Teaching on purpose

December 26, 2016

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My 9 year old is obsessed with soccer right now.  It seems like he’s constantly dribbling a ball around the house, trying new moves to get by his brothers and sister, passing the ball off the walls over and over, and seeing how many times he can juggle the ball without it touching the ground. […]

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Be More Curious. Take More Risks.

November 4, 2016

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I was recently given an article called “Four (Secret) Keys to Student Engagement.”  I was, of course, excited right away because the title had the words “Secret Keys” and that sounds super cool.  Plus, all teachers want to have students who are more engaged so if these authors had the secret keys to pull that off, […]

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The Graduation Experience

June 9, 2015

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Del Oro High School’s class of 2015 graduated on Saturday morning at 8am.  The morning was beautiful and the ceremony was close to perfect.  Speeches were delivered, hands were shaken, diplomas were handed over, and there were smiles on nearly every face. My student media team had to deal with lots of moving parts in order […]

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Give us another quiz!!

September 2, 2014

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I found this new assessment tool that left my students asking for more. It turned a quiz into a game with live results, a leader-board, trash talking and cheering for more.  It’s called kahoot and if you’re a teacher whose students have access to computers, tablets or smart phones, you’ve got to check it out.

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