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6 Steps Taken By An Indecisive Squirrel And A Creative Teacher

Perhaps it sounds a bit nutty, but I believe two of the most mesmerizing sights are that of an indecisive squirrel scurrying to cross a street and a passionately creative teacher immersed in her craft. In fact, I believe these two actions are nearly identical in nature.

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Reinventing A Secondary Program From The Ground Up

By: Melissa Strong. For those educators who ponder “What if I were to teach this concept, this unit, or this subject completely differently?” Melissa shares her story and strategy of reinventing the foreign language program at Harvard-Westlake School in LA.

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Blogging Now, Communicating for the Future

Susan, Getting Smart Teacher Blogger shares where we're going, the skills that matter now, and what the future holds for blogging and communication.

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Innovation Leadership in Schools

By: Lindsey Own. Following Twitter chats on #dtk12chat and #isedchat, and after conversations about what innovation leadership means for advancement of K-12 education, Lindsey crafts a job description that could serve as a template for building innovation leadership in any school.

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Slow Jam The Poem: A Jimmy Fallon Inspired Lesson Plan

What do you get when you cross Jimmy Fallon with a creative Language Arts class? An awesome "Slow Jam The Poem" lesson plan. Fallon is just too talented. In fact, I believe he could do just about anything sometimes like be a high school educator. If that was the case, his lesson plan would look like this.

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The Ghosts of Education

There is one way to make me, a seasoned educator of eighteen years, elevate fear to an uncomfortable level and switch from boxer briefs to Depends for Men. Unfinished business.

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Wojcicki’s Classroom and Book Encourage Shooting for the Moon

For 30 years, Wojcicki taught journalism classes in a portable building at Palo Alto High School. Now students in what I've called the nation's biggest and best journalism program learn valuable skills in a beautiful Media Arts Center with Wojcicki whose recently released book shares lessons from the program.

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