Thursday, May 18, 2017

Education "HR 101"

I acknowledge the corporate and business world are much different than the education field, but self-admittedly, the field of education is all I know.  As the school-year begins winding down, it's application/vacancy season.  I am very surprised how often two Human Resources basics are often not followed.

Call these the two commandments of "Education HR 101":

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Three Education-Related NC House Bills To Watch

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Three Tweets from April 5th #LRUedu Twitter Chat on Assessment

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Two from LNC Class of 2017 Headed to Air Force Academy

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Day as MS Principal - Twitter Media

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Learn More By Studying or By The Assessment?

Do students learn more by studying for an assessment or by the assessment itself?

I tweeted this prospect, hoping to receive some feedback from educators and students alike.  I also reached out to a few teachers and kindly asked if they could incorporate the thought-provoking question to their students, perhaps as a Friday "ticket-out-the-door."

As a result (and with the assistance of their respective teachers), I received a wide-range of intriguing, enlightening feedback from students.  Here is a sample:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Three Tweets About NC MTSS

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pi-Day Beatdown - F3 Highlands

  • When: 03/14/2017
  • QIC: Powerball
  • The PAX: Disaster, Tonya Harding, Klean-Up, Brinkley, Blackbeard, The Force, Stampede, Conchito, Sandman, El Guapo, Snip, Gordo, Olive, Hugo, Gump

16 PAX made the decision to celebrate "Pi Day" the right way, ignoring the rain to join Powerball in his inaugural Q.  The disclaimer was given that Q was indeed a professional, in that PAX can trust him to send their students to his school to spend 40+ hours together, but he is not a trained professional in the manner of parking lot beatdowns.  
A mosey to the HCES bus lot ensued for...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

30-Minute Push-Up Fest

If you are looking for an intensive, bodyweight workout that is exactly 30 minutes and can be completed anywhere, then continue reading.  All you need is a one-minute timer and some motivation.