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30 Amazing Teacher Days

Happy Teacher Challenge! The Amazing Teacher Days Challenge! Happy new school year!  Many of you have just started or will be starting the 2017-18 school year!  What better way to kick off the year than take the 30 Day Happy Teacher Challenge!  Print the Happy Teacher Challenge and paste it in your …

New Stuff

New Stuff

It has been a long time since my last blog post.  One of the things all of those blogging/social media websites say is most important is the frequency with which you blog.  Oops.  It is not for lack of wanting to share, more like exactly what…New Stuff is coming.  The …

Frustrated

So Frustrated

Ongoing Issues Another year, another reason not to increase funding for education in Oklahoma.  I am so frustrated.  What needs to happen for our elected representatives to figure out how important an educated society is?  And there are more looming shortfalls in revenue – monies that schools budgeted to spend …

OklaSaid – The #Oklaed Podcast

OklaSaid – The #Oklaed Podcast Thank you for listening to OklaSaid – The #Oklaed Podcast! We are glad you are here! This podcast will be updated weekly after each #oklaed chat. Topics will vary, as the topics of #oklaed vary.  We welcome you every Sunday at 8:00 p.m. CST for …

Comfort Zone

Challenge Yourself

Coming up on tonight – 5 March – the #oklaed chat will focus on challenging yourself.  The idea here is to identify something in your practice that would be a bold new step for you to take.  Be intentional here.  Think outside the box.  Don’t do something crazy just to …

Equity

Dear Mr. Calvey

I recently received a survey from my state representative seeking input on how to address issues that face the Oklahoma Legislature.  Here is his survey exactly as it reads from the mailer: The 2017 Oklahoma Legislative Session Begins February 6. The main issues expected are: I.  Oklahoma budget.  We face …

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Reign of Error

One of the books that I read this semester was Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. Below is an infographic.  Enjoy.

Now What

Now What?

That thud you heard… With a resounding defeat of the penny sales tax now what?  It was a tough thing to ask – a penny sales tax for education.  I was on the fence about this question from day one – I felt that if it passed, then our legislature …

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Running with #oklaed

I know the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon isn’t for a few more days (280 as of today, 23 July)… I know there are several of you cool #Oklaed folks who run.  I also know that there are a few of you who just need a nudge to get started.  Consider this …

Keep Your Coins I Want Change

What kind of future do you want?

Before I get too far into this post – I am a proud member of the #edublob.  And yet, I try to have some common sense about where we are as a state and where we can go.  I am a passionate educator who believes that our state can do …

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