From the Editor-in Chief

With the school year winding down, it’s now time to chase the sun and get some much-needed rest. While you are relaxing by the pool, the last thing on your mind is the 2018-2019 school year. After al... Read More...

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When Failing A Student Is A Gift

The educational system is a hierarchy, and sometimes you may feel that you’re just a powerless cog in a giant machine. You want to do what’s right and have a lasting impact, but there are outside for... Read More...

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Attitude is Key

I retired a few years ago for about for 20 minutes. I knew that was all I was going to be able to stand of sitting on my back porch. It’s a lovely porch with a creek and everything, but I wasn’t read... Read More...

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The Next Step ELEVATING YOUR CAREER

This is not an easy question to answer. Whether you’re a classroom teacher or a veteran administrator, there is a point in your career where you have to make a decision about your career path. These ... Read More...

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I’m a Teacher, Not IT Support

I recently came across an article in The Atlantic with a headline that caught my attention. It posed the question “Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?” I thought of the many years I spent teaching middle... Read More...

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Education Consultant The Business of Great Schools and Great Students. An Exclusive Interview with Education Consultant Crystal Scillitani

In the previous article, we touched on some career paths for educators to consider when looking to make the most of their career field. One of those career paths, ideally suited for the seasoned educ... Read More...

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Hill’s Essential Guide Chosen as College Textbook Denny Hill’s process has become a model for educational facility planning and management.

Denver, CO – May 21, 2018 – The Essential Guide to School Facility Planning: Using a Strategic Process to Save Time and Money , by Denny Hill, has been chosen as the exclusive required textbook for ... Read More...

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Watch Children Play

Watch children play. We know they’re the hardest-working learners. Whether they meet on the playground or at the beach, even as strangers, they quickly form an excited band of explorers chasing sha... Read More...

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Turning Around School Performance Requires Bold Steps How Bear Creek Elementary Went From a “D” to “A”

Be Bold. That’s where a school leader must start if you want to lead meaningful school change. There’s nothing wrong with incremental improvement or plotting out a step-by-step process, but we... Read More...

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The Need for Speed (and Space)

Teachers of history at the secondary level have a daunting task. Every new school year brings more to “cover” as a matter of course. Another year, another chapter. When the average citizen meets a fr... Read More...

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The Face of STEM Where are the Women?

We know our world and culture is changing rapidly. There is a new invention and new innovation introduced to us daily that changes the way we live our lives. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math... Read More...

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12 STEM Tips for Elementary School Teachers

Familiarity with STEM continues to increase as we progress further into the 21st century and transformational learning and teaching.  Read More...

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Gamification in Learning Apps Why Does it Improve Learning?

Gamification is the use of game design and mechanics to enhance non-game contexts and it’s a big buzzword in education these days. It seems like everywhere we look people are advocating making learni... Read More...

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How to Introduce Students to Stem It’s not as intimidating as it seems

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. As our digital world evolves, STEM is becoming increasingly important to innovation. According to the U.S. Department of Education, experts are predicting a st... Read More...

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School Design Inspired By Nature

When we heard the news of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the K-12 Education Studio at Cooper Carry, like the rest of the world, took a moment to reflect. We hit pause in the mi... Read More...

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Does Maintaining Facilities Matter?

Quality learning environments have been found to exert a positive influence on students’ educational performance.  Research indicates that it is not important if the building is old or new, as long a... Read More...

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Lessons Learned From Sandy Hook Still Apply

It has been more than five years since I lost my daughter, Emilie, during the Sandy Hook school shooting. While a lot has changed in my life since then, as I reflect back, many of the lessons we lear... Read More...

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Collaboratively Approaching Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Response

Schools strive to be safe environments for their students, staff and visitors. However, the numerous acts of school violence this year alone have served as a catalyst for an urgent discussion about s... Read More...

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Case Study A Practical and Effective Approach to Safety

Soon after I joined Great Oaks Career Campuses as their Coordinator of Safety and Security, several in the district leadership team asked me, “Al, if you were to win the lottery and not come to work ... Read More...

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Where's the PE Teacher? The Evolution and Case of Physical Education

Take a step inside physical education class at Marjorie Rawlings Elementary in Pinellas County, Florida and you’ll see one common theme: movement! Three times per week, students participate in h... Read More...

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A New Look for Nutrition Facts and What It Means

The Nutrition Facts food label is getting a makeover. More than 20 years since its debut, the label is catching up to current thinking in nutrition science as well as the reality of how people eat an... Read More...

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When School is Out Summer Meals Matter

As the school year is winding down, do you ever consider what students who rely on school meals will do for food over the summer months? Will they have healthy, nutritious meals and snacks to keep th... Read More...

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Bringing Wellness Initiatives to Melmark New England

Melmark New England celebrates its 20th anniversary this year as a premier human service provider with a private special education school, professional development, training, and research center. Ove... Read More...

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Developing a Personal Brand The Younger, The Better

Challenge Let’s start with a challenge: I challenge each of you as school administrators to walk into a small classroom of students and ask how many of them have a personal brand. Take count a... Read More...

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Building Bridges to a Strong School Community

Schools with a strong sense of community are positive places where children, parents, and staff all work together in an environment that has the potential to help each individual find success. Creati... Read More...

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How to Be a Teacher and Have a Life

Promote, Not Guarantee No matter what grade or subject we teach, our work is to promote the long-term flourishing of kids. That verb, promote, is important. We cannot guarantee, force, or omni... Read More...

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NC ZOO Creates New Educational Programs for Schools

When is the last time you visited the North Carolina Zoo? Whether it is with your family and friends or as part of a school field trip, the Zoo has a lot to offer. As the official zoo of the state of... Read More...

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Compassion Resilience Service

Experience September 11th through the remarkable personal stories of survival, loss and healing from those who were there, and discover the tremendous spirit of resilience and service that arose afte... Read More...

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Take a Trip Off the Beaten Path for a Perfect Stem Experience

There’s a historic, unique and offbeat destination perfectly situated between Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Annapolis waiting to be discovered. Whether you want to explore the country’s oldest railr... Read More...

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In the French Quarter, Every BODY has a Story to Tell!

New Orleans is a city with a magical feel, and the character and traditions of the historic French Quarter make walking tours a popular and affordable way for visitors to enjoy the city. French Quart... Read More...

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MORE THAN A GAME. MORE THAN A MUSEUM.

Bring your crowd to their feet with a trip to the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience this spring! Our 45-yard indoor playing field and state-of-the-art interactive exhibits ... Read More...

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Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum Preserves Parks’ Lasting Legacy

On Dec. 1, 1955, the act of one courageous woman sparked a movement that brought change not only to the city of Montgomery, Alabama but throughout the United States. Read More...

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Louisiana’s Commitment to End Childhood Hunger

In the most recent edition of SEEN magazine, we focused on childhood hunger and how it affects education and our community. Here’s how Louisiana and No Kid Hungry are partnering to raise awareness a... Read More...

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Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

Long-term capacity planning is successful when leaders have a keen eye on demographic changes. When executed consistently, school districts are better able to keep operating costs lower and education... Read More...

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PowerGistics Towers for a seamless transition in modern classrooms

PowerGistics Towers simplify secure charging and storage of iPads, Chromebooks, and Laptops alike. Read More...

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