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Challenge: Project 180, Day 72


To get better. To rise. To grow. To learn. To go above. To go beyond. All require a challenge. In the P-180 classroom, challenge presents itself in the form of commitment, not compliance. In P-180…

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Sound of Silence: Project 180, Day 71


  We’ll step into the middle of Night today with our second discussion. Last week’s discussion went well, but ever-searching for a way to make things better, I asked the kids for some feedback, and…

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A Year Later…Project 180, Day 70


1 year. 235 posts. 117,500 words. 24,624 views. Happy Anniversary, Let’s Change Education! Though the “official launch” took place in January, the unofficial hop into the world wide web happened last December 14 with a…

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Learners into Teachers: Project 180, Day 69


  Had a chance to praise “John” and his performance in front of his peers yesterday. I was pleased to hear him share that really his success was due to his using the model I…

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Turning the Corner: Project 180, Day 68


Felt like we turned a corner in 211 last week, and I owe it to parents. “Operation Email” produced the influence I hoped it would, opening up communication between parents and me and motivating more…

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The Things We Carry: Project 180, Day 67


  Slept in a bit this morning. Decided to share some of the “thought bubbles” that perpetually spin ’round my head. Blessed that some of you can see them, that you can see me. Thank…

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Tears, Icebergs, and No Hands: Project 180, Day 66


Tears. Finished “reading” a film today. Ran out of tissues. As with our other Holocaust films, The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Life is Beautiful exacted an emotional cost from its…

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The More I learn: Project 180, Day 65


I did not start the 180 journey because I had the answers. I started down this road because I wanted answers. I wanted more and better out of education. I wanted more and better out…

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Memory and Responsibility: Project 180, Day 64


Yes, we read Night to know.  Of course, we read Night to empathize. But most of all, we read Night to remember.  In the end that is what I want from and for my kids; I…

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Tests: Project 180, Day 63


  Had a chance meeting with a parent this weekend. As I was walking out of the Holiday Bazaar at the high school on Saturday with two wreaths from the CHS choir, a lady jumped…

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