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Quote for the Day – Ira Glass (Think Like a Teenager)

I feel when someone says that “sometimes adults act like adolescents,” I almost feel there’s a kind of negative spin in that sort of thing.  “Why don’t they act more adult?”  But I feel that people who act like adolescents-they are the interesting people.   Everything about being an adolescent, well, almost everything about it anyway, […]

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Quote for the Day: Herman Edwards (Choices)

We are a collection of our choices. Our discipline is dependent on our choices.

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Do You Really Want to Win? (#11 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #11 – Do You Really Want to Win? Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses the experience of driving to win.  Even in the classroom, the teachers need to have a concept of winning in order to obtain success and results.  But doing what it takes to win (hard work, effort, extra time […]

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Coasting Along (#10 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #10 – Coasting Along Synopsis: Dr. Duncan reflects on teachers who are content to “coast along.”  They do not have a goal to succeed themselves, let alone their students.  They strive to let recess go a little longer, let their students run rampant, or give worthless assignments.  He challenges […]

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Creating a Permanent Underclass (#9 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #9 – Creating a Permanent Underclass Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discussed the important role that teachers have with students.  If teachers, educators, families, etc fail to educate the students, they are in a sense creating a “permanent underclass.”  This references the people on the impoverished end of the economic system.  Education […]

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The Myth of Quiet Classroom (#8 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #8 -The Myth of Quiet Classroom Synopsis: Dr. Duncan recalls when he was a principal, he would walk by some classrooms and there would be utter silence.  While on the surface this appeared successful, what he later found out was that the students were not grapsing the material  There […]

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Quote for the Day: Steve Jobs

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.  You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in […]

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Quote for the Day: Henry Van Dyke

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

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Your Attitude Shapes Your Reality

We all have those days in which we wake up “on the wrong side of the bed.”  We just know that its going to be a rough day.  Ever notice that when you wake up with this attitude, it normally is a terrible day?  Starting the day in this manner affects the outcome of our […]

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Quote for the Day: Isaiah 5:21 (NIV)

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.

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