Category Archives: education

Lessons Learned from Steve Jobs (pt. 1)

This past week I finally got around to reading the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson while laying out on the beach with my family.  While my wife and her family were reading the summer’s hot literary trends or a slew … Continue reading

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Slush Happens and A Personal Confession

Many first year teachers enter their new classroom with a newly acquired skill set and the drive to change the face of education one student at a time. Then…(insert dramatic, 10 second musical interlude) They run into what I like … Continue reading

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A Huge Loss for North Carolina Education

A few weeks ago, the North Carolina’s General Assembly overruled Governor Perdue’s veto of the proposed state budget.  With that veto overruling, it was a sad day for North Carolina’s educational future.  Many educational budgetary items were cut and some … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post – 3 Challenges of Accessing Online Learning Environments

Teachers are presented with a host of obstacles these days, like overcrowded classrooms and budget cuts. Thus, it’s imperative for educators to create various methods and tools to bring learning into the classroom while staying within their strained funding and … Continue reading

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Leaders are Visible

We just recently had the opportunity to “grade” our administrative team on how we think they are leading the school.  It was a unique opportunity that takes a lot of courage.  Imagine opening up yourself for anonymous feedback from the … Continue reading

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I'm Teaching Paperless (for as long as possible)

I finally have a direction to take with this blog.  I never really knew what to write, and I always struggle with writing something original.  Many times, I felt I could have just posted  “Ditto” and linked to one of the many … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power, but Being Bilingual Doesn't Hurt Either

Knowledge is power, but being bilingual doesn’t hurt either. I just recently spent a week in the Dominican Republic on my honeymoon.  It was an absolutely amazing place with the bluest ocean I have ever seen.  I can’t believe that … Continue reading

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