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 As a former elementary visual arts educator, I have to say, why continue to depreciate the arts to a second class status subject. Fine arts educators and others should be meeting with core ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011

This idea comes from a few teachers at my school as well as myself. We would love to see long advisory Wednesdays become a true Student Development day by grouping students with like needs into ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

 I've spent a lot of time talking with my homeroom about what they think would be more helpful to them in a longer school day. The most frequent idea that they express is a study hall. I know ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

 I think that taking a holistic approach to education will renovate and recharge the system. Too much of one thing is not the answer but a variety of choices may invigorate the minds of all ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

The October 23 email from the VIVA group contained several video discussions of effective teaching. One showed how one school ensured all students learned. Here it ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Who ever thinks about my family? My children's needs? My daughters are in elementary school and I teach high school. We have completely different needs. My kids need a longer lunch break. Right now, ... Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011

To me the number seems ridiculously arbitrary.  On the Raise Your Hand survey that the city was touting most parents seemed to prefer a longer day of 45 minutes to an hour, with transportation ... Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011

 Realistically speaking, some students are done by lunch. Some students don't wake up until after lunch. We can plan an ideal day, but through practically working with children, we learn that ... Posted on: Thursday, October 13, 2011

As we will be adding time to the school day next year, I would like to see it used to our best advantage. When I worked in Amarillo, Texas years ago, the district had instituted a wonderful idea for ... Posted on: Thursday, October 13, 2011
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