Persevere: It’s what we do

This week I was more excited than ever to (lightly) assist in delivering a workshop by my good friend Lisa. Lisa would be the main event and I could enjoy learning from her. I know what a solid wealth of knowledge she is, so I was thrilled to be able to see her in action. […]

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Fun with Vocabulary

While the work will be great, the fun we have will be even greater! You will spend three contact hours with our best trainers as they share their best practices for a practical classroom. Your passion and enthusiasm for education will be reignited!  Once again you will be treated and feel like the professional educator that […]

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Classroom Instruction that Works: from Marzano to Hattie

While the work will be great the fun we have will be even greater! You will spend four and a half days with our best trainers as they share their best practices for a practical classroom. Your passion and enthusiasm for education will be reignited!  Once again you will be treated and feel like the professional […]

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Authentic Morning Meetings

Morning Meetings provide students a chance to check in with a peer group to get their day started. This is an important beginning for students so they can individually be greeted by their teachers and every adult is making contact with every child in the building. It gives students a chance to feel significant. I […]

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Creating and Housing Artifacts for your Teacher Evaluation Instrument

This workshop provides participants an application for housing evidence and artifacts for their teacher evaluation. The NC Teacher Evaluation Instrument expects teachers to prove their practice. In this workshop, participants will review a matrix that helps support their understanding of teacher evaluation AND learn how to gather artifacts to help support you as you defend […]

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MTSS & Interventions

(Designed for K-8 teachers) MTSS is available as an overview in a 3 hour workshop and as a intensive week long summer residential program. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is the umbrella under which all educational practices fall. It has two main pillars: RtI (Responsiveness to Instruction/Intervention) and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports). These […]

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Beyond Blue Jeans

May 16th 2018 North Carolina teachers rallied together to make sure our legislators were listening. While some closed their doors hoping we would go away, others opened their doors to hear what we had to say. Many said this was just to line the pockets of greedy teachers. Others have said this was an effort […]

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The “Woot Woot Cart” ~ an authentic gesture!

Almost everybody likes to play Santa Claus! Bearing gifts to others, doesn’t sound like a bad idea…or does it? The expression “Be careful Greeks carrying a joyous bounty endowments” from the myth of Laocoön, minister of Troy, who, in Virgil’s Aeneid, did whatever it took not to acknowledge the Trojan horse. This descends from the […]

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