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Getting Back TO WHY, Pt. II

Where part I dug into why Co-CreatED disappeared for a year,part II gets to the root of why Co-CreatED began in the first place and why any of it matters. ​  (PS… *Bonus!*  Stay tuned for Part III–  Get a free tool to help discover your own unique Why, and craft a Why statement for …

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Getting Back To WHY

Why it took me a year to get this site back on track,Why Co-Created began in the first place, andWhy it matters​(PS… *Bonus!* : Discover your unique Why, and how to craft a Why statement for your organization, school, or classroom) ​A year went by.  The last time I authored a blog: July of last …

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19th Century Discipline in a 21st Century World

These days, everyone is talking about 21st century skills, 21st century curriculum.  It’s the 21st century after all, and we gotta get with the times! But what about 21st century discipline?  I’ve read a little about 21st century learning environments, but it generally focuses on the physical environment, not the place a school’s discipline plan …

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Windows and Mirrors:  Why Representation Matters

Last month, Stacey Abrams made history.  Not just local GA history, but national history.  The whole country was talking about the first black woman to become a major party candidate for governor (…in the year 2018…in the entire United States.  While that is indeed progress and a milestone, it is still rather shocking that it …

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Parents as Co-Creators: Part I

When the idea of parent engagement came up for the blog, I knew exactly who to turn to: Meet Katherine.  🙂 A dear friend and former colleague, Katherine has been called names ranging from “the parent whisperer” by staff who admired her uncanny skills, to “my unicorn” by one self-admittedly tough parent with whom Katherine established …

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Can I Please Go to School?

Can I PLEASE Go to School?10 Ways to make school irresistible for kids Robert Collins     I know kids who hate school, but love to play basketball for their schools.  I know kids who can’t read, but can create something from nothing with their hands.  Everyday, my kids get into the car and respond …

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“BUT HOW ARE THEY LEARNING IF I’M NOT TEACHING?!”

This was the quote the long-term substitute blurted at me in frustration after I’d walked her through our student-centered unit plan for the fourth time.  Sigh. She was NOT having it. Phenomena discovery stations?  KWP charts?  5E model?  Inquiry cycles?  WHAT is this utter gibberish, and how can we sleep at night when students are …

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