The $64,000 Question: What Will Your Response Be?

For those that don’t know, The $64,000 Question was a popular TV game show back in the 1950s. It was broadcast between 1955 and 1958. It is spring, and anyone in education knows that it is the season for hiring. Administrators know it, along with department heads, human resource directors, and superintendents. Hiring most often […]

Love and Loss in an Elementary School – Why Relationships Matter.

Peggy Marston: Veteran teacher, special educator, long time district employee, friend, free spirit.  Marie Twitchell: Veteran teacher, mother, special educator, supporter, friend, and believer. Gail St. Germain: Office aid, mother, grandmother, multi-tasker, caregiver, friend. This week, I learned that a former staff member of mine, Gail St. Germain, passed away unexpectedly.  Gail was a constant […]

Give More than What is Expected

For the past week and a half, I’ve thought a lot about my last school year.  It seems odd that students have been finished for about a week and a half, yet, I almost feel as though we just started.  In the short time I’ve been done, I have attended ISTE 2016, been home for […]

The Power of Teacher Led Professional Development: How 700 Educators Learned Together

On November 4, 2014, something pretty amazing happened in the Lexington, Massachusetts schools.  What could have been any other professional development day on any given day in our district or any other school district turned out to be something extraordinary for educators across our school system. Having educators and teachers provide professional learning opportunities for […]