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Jim MoultonFebruary 21, 2007

The weather folks here in Maine insisted that last night was going to be "brutally cold." Now, brutally is not a word used lightly here in the Northeast when discussing temperatures in January, so I fully expected to arise this morning to find the thermometer reading minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit -- at the highest.

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Bonnie Bracey SuttonFebruary 6, 2007

Because of the meager amount of resources about black history available in textbooks and the time that teachers must spend to find them, I am posting some useful links to articles and videos about black history, biographies of influential black people, and related information.

Because of the meager amount of resources about black history available in textbooks and the time that teachers must spend to find them, I am posting some useful links to articles and videos about black history, biographies of influential black people, and related information. Read More

Anthony BencivengaJanuary 8, 2007

At lunchtime recess on elementary school playgrounds, ball fields, and schoolyards across the nation, the joyful sounds of children at play are often interrupted by shouts of distress: "She took my basketball!" "He cut ahead of me!" "It's my turn!" "You cheated!" "Stop pushing!"

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Diane Demee-BenoitNovember 8, 2006

My parents were young teens during the occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. Their formal education was disrupted by the war, and the economic rebuilding in Hong Kong in the post-war years prevented my parents from continuing their studies.

My parents were young teens during the occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. Their formal education was disrupted by the war, and the economic rebuilding in Hong Kong in the post-war years prevented my parents from continuing their studies. Read More

Jim MoultonOctober 11, 2006

I have clear memories of sitting in the living room as a ten-year-old boy in 1965, on the couch with our family's volumes of Compton's Encyclopedia around me. I had been assigned the writing of a "report," and it had to be, let's say, two pages long.

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Anthony BencivengaOctober 4, 2006

This is the fourth post in a series on student television broadcasts and how such programs foster students' academic and social and emotional development. Visitors may want to read the previous posts first:

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Anthony BencivengaOctober 3, 2006

This is the third post in a series on student television broadcasts and how such programs foster the students' academic and social-emotional development. Readers may want to read the other posts in this order:

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Bonnie Bracey SuttonAugust 28, 2006

Several years ago, I was in Africa with teachers from places that were just pinpoints on the globe to me. There were participants from Argentina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Latvia, Macedonia, Madagascar, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, and more.

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Anthony BencivengaAugust 9, 2006

In an earlier post, I posed the question "How do we begin to create a school culture that values social and emotional well being while promoting academic success?" I suggested that it begins with a shared vision.

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