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Summer is the busiest season of the year for me. Because school is not in session, it is the time when those in education have the time to attend workshops of their choice, recharge, and refocus for the coming year....
Last week, I spent two days at the University of North Alabama presenting workshop to teachers and administrators from Florence and the surrounding areas. Each person participated in anywhere from one to four of the following half-day sessions: Here are...
Are you beginning your teaching career? Are you moving to another school, have inherited a room left in disarray, and need to know where to begin? Are you a veteran teacher who for far too long has been hampered by...
Literature abounds with quotes about the importance of friendships and choosing our friends wisely. This compilation, set to the music of a beautiful and familiar tune, serves as a good reminder. Enjoy the music and a timeless message about choosing...
Windows 7 was a winner. It added nice functionality without changing concepts which didn’t need to be changed. I wish the same could be said for Windows 8. I understand the concept. Microsoft wants an operating system which will display...
How do you stay on top of trending information in your field? For me, it’s blogs. I have identified about 100 blogs which provide me in the information I need or want. Visiting 100 blogs would be time-consuming, so I...
My introduction to this poem was as a junior high student. It hung at the top of the chalkboard in the band room. The message was clear back then. If your tone isn’t as good as you would like, don’t...
What do you notice about the picture? Yes, it’s a treadmill, more specifically, my treadmill. But what’s on the treadmill? Notice the memo pad. Beside it is a pen. Riding the treadmill provides “think” time. With think time comes good...
We generally do things poorly before we do them well. When you were new to Twitter, perhaps little thought was put into the name. You picked something too long, too hard for others to remember, or even something a little...
Has one of your goals been to “get organized”? Perhaps it has been to learn more about social media and how you could use it in both your personal and professional life. Maybe you want to learn how to use...