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Retiring - This Will Happen To All Of...

I have been blessed to retire twice, once in the USA and the last time in Egypt after 51 plus years in education.

I have a couple of suggestions for you. Check your financial status with your school or state retirement system, review your retirement savings and investment, find out when would be the best time to start drawing your Social Security. Do plan on inflation and other unexpected costs as best as you can. Always keep your family in the loop on these...

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Academic Booster Club

For many years there have been debates in K-12 education in the US concerning incentives or rewarding students for grades, attendance, behavior, test scores, etc. I remember at one time that educators frowned on the idea of rewarding students, especially older pupils for showing improvement. The belief was that students should want to improve their grades, attendance etc. for its own self reward. That students would be more interested in the "prizes" than the actual improvement that they...

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Halloween is a Great Time to Share...

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Leif Eriksson Day is Coming on October...

Use This Fun Activity With Your Students to Teach Them About Leif Eriksson

 
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Teacher Shortage in America

As all school administrators must know, there is a very real teacher shortage currently in American schools and the projections are that it will only be getting worse. What is causing this shortage? It is estimated that 50% of new teachers will leave the profession in their first five years of teaching. Some of the reasons for this high turnovers are: lack of district and state funding for positions, student enrollment is climbing, the pandemic has caused many teachers to leave their jobs,...

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Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th...

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15-October 15th. It was originally established, in 1969, as Hispanic Heritage Week, by President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, it became a month long celebration. Some people say we don't really need an Hispanic Heritage Month, A Black History Month, A Women’s History Month, A Native American Heritage Month and other such months to recognize the...

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The Supreme Court's New Session...

 

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7 Tips for Helping Your Teen Transition...

For Parents---Here Are 7 Tips That You Might Find Useful To Help Your Child Prepare For This Exciting High School Year!

1) Come to school...

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Preparing the Substitute Teacher

As a former secondary principal, a good substitute teacher was worth their weight in gold. At some schools you might have the luxury of hiring full time subs that come in everyday and are placed in classes where they are needed. However, many schools still use the time tested daily call in subs.
 
Many subs in my experience prefer the short term assignment. This way they just follow the teachers' lesson plans and are not responsible for grading assignments, creating...

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International Peace Day 2021

 

 
The International Day of...

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