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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 …

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 …

Go Vote

Go Vote

Go Vote One of the foundational rights that we have is the right to vote.  In Oklahoma, we are limited by the names on the ballot.  It does not cost us anything to vote, yet can cost us everything if we don’t.  According the the statistics available from ok.gov, there …

Today

Today I’m A Dad

I am taking off the educator hat and putting on my Dad hat.  Why?  Because my amazing 3rd grade daughter is currently at school and taking the 3rd grade reading test.  I don’t have a problem testing her reading skills, let us know how she is doing, what she can …

What I am For

What I am For!

At this time of year, with all of the legislative shenanigans, loss of sleep, feeling backed into a corner by some of our political leaders, then seeing this irresponsible tweet from a non-educator…I thought its time to quit screaming about what I am against and share what I am for. …

What Does #Oklaed Mean to You?

Take a few minutes and think about this.  What does #Oklaed mean to you?  How has it impacted you as a teacher/administrator/parent?  I would be great if you would leave a quick note in the comments.  Let others know what your perceptions are. Did you find inspiration?  Get some lesson …

Despair and Hope in Education

Okeducation Truths and Rob Miller threw out the challenge – I am picking it up.  Reasons for despair and hope in education. Why Despair Its hard to be a teacher.  Working to reach every student every day is very difficult.  It can be like wrangling cats – these students seem …

Policy Issues

I was tagged in a twitter post this afternoon from the most amazing Kas Nelson (@kasnelson – you should follow her). It got my brain thinking, then a range of emotions flooded in, mostly anger. This is the pic from the tweet: Here is something that cannot be stressed enough …

Thoughts While Mowing Part 2

While mowing yesterday my mind wandered – as it often does – and here are some of those thoughts.  Not too many answers but more questions…. Is it possible to “quantify” a teacher’s impact on a student? Is there really a tool that can do this?  For every teacher?  Who …

#1CoolThing Can Make a Big Difference!

Coming up for tonight’s #OklaEd chat is the topic of #1CoolThing and I want you to have time to process the questions and brag (tonight its OK!!) about what you did last year!  Take this opportunity to share the totally #amazeballs things that you do in your classrooms/schools/districts! If you are unfamiliar …

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