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About school climate: You might control the weather

We cannot control the weather, but there are so many things that educators do control.
It’s about intentionality. Everything we do as educators should be done with intention, not because that’s the way were were taught, not because it’s what “feels” right, or what’s easy for us; we must always act in ways that create safe conditions for learning to take place and to build the resilience of our kids.
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About a song: What does it “mean”?

This was only a brief snapshot of a terrific learning moment but I promised myself I would share what I observed because, at our school, we are all LEARNERS! Thanks Bess! Continue reading

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About violence and children: What’s a big number?

My daughter is only five years old; she’s in kindergarten. The other day we were watching the news and there was a story about a fire that occurred in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn. Tragically, two people perished in the fire. … Continue reading

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Reflections on EdCamp Long Island

Two weeks ago was our inaugural EdCamp Long Island… I’ve been enjoying the twitter feed of messages about the day and speaking to people who attended.  I cannot possibly express the enormity of awesomeness that was represented by working with … Continue reading

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About a field trip

This entire week I have been away from school on the eighth grade trip to Québec and Montréal as part of our students experience studying French at the middle school. An administrator attends this trip along with the teachers every … Continue reading

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Bully Prevention – Walk the Talk!

Last weekend, some middle school staff participated in a Bully Prevention 5 K Race at Sunken Meadow Park sponsored by CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services). I wasn’t able to run because I had tickets to the Giants game (talk about … Continue reading

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