Sunday, August 25, 2013

Setting for Less?

"It's tough to give kids what they really need, and we wonder why  short-changing learners
in schools is seen as something we must
accept. It shouldn't be......I never will."

John Spencer has some excellent points
about how we can all make a difference
in creating policy that's beneficial for schools
and all those who depend on us to nurture
youngsters.  Let's improve things for kids........

The Business of "Kids"

I'm so thankful for the many people in
our schools who really care about
kids.  They inspire me to be creative,
empathetic, and forever patient.
Pass that attitude on............ 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August 16th We Start School

Welcome to Parkside Elementary
and here's to a
wonderful year!

P   Personal
A   Active
R   Responsive
K   Kind
S    Safe
I    Individualized
D   Dynamic
E   Education

This is my 34th year of sharing the
lives of kids, families, and educators who
all inspire me daily to make a difference. 
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on "Shining Moments!"

Monday, August 5, 2013

Make These "Work" for Your Kids

What Are the Seven
Reading Comprehension Strategies?
~Thank you Brenda Power

Brenda Power

Brenda Power is the founder of Choice Literacy. She worked for many years
as a professor at the University of Maine and an editor at Stenhouse Publishers.