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Bees at school

At our school we have three hives at the very back fence line... these pollinators help the school farm and are used as a learning tool also. We took in a spring swarm last week, and are housing those new bees in an observation hive which is visiting the classrooms...

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Our Kids….

Currently Reading: Robert Putnam. "Our Kids" just dropped about 3 weeks ago, and I there's been a lot of press. I thought I would start reading an earlier book of his "Bowling Alone" first... but instead I got both and have been multi-tasking reading the two of them....

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Education Advocacy

Pinning this here, so I can finish watching it. From the Brookings Institute, they've released findings about Education Advocacy. http://www.spreecast.com/events/measuring-education-advocacy

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The power of mentorship.

This interview from Story Corps with President Barak Obama and mentee Noah McQueen is one of the most powerful process pieces I've heard in a while. President Obama speaks honestly and authentically with 18 year old Noah, and it results in a revealing and moving...

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Article saving …

There's so much going on these last past two weeks in Education in Indiana. I'm wanted to leave a post here that stores some articles that I was reading...   http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_e4f1476e-c292-527d-8033-d0a6fd3b644a.html...

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Joy In Schools

I read an article about the presence of JOY in schools http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/01/joy-the-subject-schools-lack/384800/ The author speaks about the aspect of truly relishing the pleasure of the learning process... which seems a more organic...

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Charter School grades in Indianapolis

The IBJ recently wrote about their disappointment with Indianapolis area Charter Schools in an article here: http://www.ibj.com/articles/50486-charters-grades-fall-spurring-concerns I'm just bookmarking that here as I want to keep thinking about...

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Listening to learn.

Here's a great TED talk from Ernesto Sirolli - an Italian in Christchurch, NZ who speaks about working in Africa. He talks about listening... what I am hearing is this:  To really work or partner with a group of people, you must first shut up and listen. To come...

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