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The Power of Poetry

April 30, 2013 – 10:39 am | 3 Comments | 5,463 views

Crowded Tub
There are too many kids in this tub.
There are too many elbows to scrub.
I just washed a behind that I’m sure wasn’t mine.
There are too many kids in this tub.
– Shel Silverstein
© Shel Silverstein, …

A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue

April 18, 2013 – 1:46 pm | Comments Off on A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue1,827 views

Towards the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, I wrote about a multi-board professional development initiative that involved mentoring. As the year draws slowly but surely to a close, the mentors got together to take …

In the Eye of the Beholder: iPads, Smartboards and Visual Impairment

April 10, 2013 – 2:54 pm | One Comment | 6,735 views

I recently had a request from a resource teacher in a remote school.  She has a young student who has vision problems and great difficulty seeing what is on the Smartboard from anywhere in the …

Why Our Schools Need the Arts: A New Perspective

April 3, 2013 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments | 3,780 views

I recently read Why Our Schools Need the Arts by Jessica Hoffman Davis (2008), founder of the  Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Reading this book hot on the heels of Susan …