School Culture and Climate

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School culture and climate is a passion of mine— I find the topic interesting, and there are so many different ideas, philosophies, tips, articles, books, blogs—you get the point.  I truly enjoy reading them all and taking little bits and pieces with me to create my vision for leadership.  I think most everyone out there … read more »


Cartoons and Comics Aren’t Just for Newspapers Anymore

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Did you know the first cartoon appeared in a U.S. newspaper way back in 1754? Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette featured the political cartoon “Join or Die” on May 9, 1754. The picture showed the American colonies as a snake divided into eight pieces and presented the political point of view that the colonies should unite. … read more »


Virtual Field Trips for Arbor Day

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National Arbor Day is celebrated the last Friday in April each year. Local Arbor Day celebrations differ by state; many states observe this holiday at the best time for planting trees in their part of the country. For example, Maine observes the holiday on the third full week of May while South Carolina’s observation is … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Book Creator

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April brings us many celebrations related to writing: National Poetry Month, National Library Week, Poem in Your Pocket Day, World Book and Copyright Day, and more. What better time to feature a cool writing tool. The tech tool of the month is Book Creator; a tool for all ages to create beautiful digital stories! Book … read more »