Have you ever contemplated why your students attend school? The reasons are countless! Some show up to see their friends; others to see teachers. But, have you ever considered just how much your course offerings can impact your students, their willingness to attend school, and their desire to […]
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Technology guru Brian Buffington joins us and shares what he observes about school culture and student attendance as he visits different schools in the state.
Half of the school year is over. How is your school culture? Have you had a check-up recently? Do students love coming to your school? What does your attendance data look like this school year? Do your faculty and staff enjoy working at your school? Do parents feel […]
Empowering our students with the skills necessary to overcome adversity is crucial to their success, not just in school, but for the rest of their lives. Too often students quit playing a sport, give up on a difficult assignment, or drop out of school because it is just […]
You may be able to close your eyes and remember your first day of high school. Can you remember the bus ride, the smell of the hallway, your homeroom teacher? If we allow yourself, you may be able to feel that knot in your stomach that you felt […]
According to Evie Reid (Education Week, June 2017), “Students pick up signals from their schools and peers about whether or not they belong, perceptions that can affect their success both inside and outside the classroom.” As a classroom teacher, I observed many students every year that struggled with […]
In my free time, I love to read. Usually, I finish multiple fiction and non-fiction books a year. But like other school administrators, my free time during the school year is extremely limited. While I do not get to read as much during the school year as I […]
Stop, drop, and roll is a strategy taught to children to use if their clothing catches fire. It is an important safety technique designed to protect children from being badly burned. Better than reactive “stop, drop, and roll”, we try to proactively keep children away from things that […]
A couple of years ago, I trained religiously for what was going to be my first triathlon. Somehow, I was pressured into registering for a race that consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run, a crazy proposition since I am not a […]
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