Monthly Archives: October 2015

10,000 Hours

Each Friday I send the Pleasantdale staff a weekly wrap up email.  The purpose of this email is to inspire and highlight the wonderful things happening in our schools.  As our schools continue to evolve and change we need to

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Our Kids Are Great!

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner. ~Elbert Hubbard This week I had the pleasure of subbing in one of our 8th grade social studies classes.  It

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The Growth Mindset

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all. ~Dale Carnegie This week, I had the pleasure of learning from Sal Khan, the creator

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Children close their ears to advice, but open their eyes to example. ~Unknown Parenting children has always been more of an art than a science.  There is no vast data set that we can review to tell us the perfect

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Measure Twice… Cut Once

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. ~Paul J. Meyer I have an uncle who is a carpenter, and he has a saying that he uses often:

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