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Principal Support Is Just a PLE* Away!

The pandemic started a domino effect of issues that are still affecting schools today. Principals must attend to so much, and there are so many urgent items nagging at them, that it is sometimes hard to focus on instructional leadership. As principals face the challenge of moving their schools forward, they must shift to empowering […]

Designing Authentic Curricula

Some points I’d like to make: – Students are constantly learning … just not necessarily what you want them to learn. – Reality TV points to the power of the “real world” to engage youth today. – A real-world pandemic burst into our lives, causing us to focus on the here and now. – The […]

Remote Teaching — But Not Like Spring!

With COVID cases on the rise, many schools are returning to remote instruction, at least through mid-January, as a “pause,” as one district put it. Last spring was a very trying time, and not a lot went well, but it’s important to realize that you have the opportunity to #DoSomethingDifferent and ROCK remote learning! My […]

Game Plan: Executive Function in Sports!

It’s game time! How will your players fare? Ready to win? You will no doubt increase your chances of winning if you focus on building executive function skills in addition to the skills of the sport! While athletes focus on building muscle strength, flexibility, agility, and other physical attributes . . . point to your […]

Home-Based Learning v. Homeschooling: There Is a Difference!

by guest blogger, Dr. Carrie L. Gentner, Coordinator of Digital Content, IDE Corp. As a working mom, I empathize with parents trying to come to terms with the challenges our children will face this school year. My children’s school district decided to begin the year with remote learning for all students. Social media was soon […]