Gaetan Pappalardo

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Tags Education Trends
September 22, 2010

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me--
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.






~~Shel Silverstein

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
September 3, 2010

The smell of permanent marker is in the air; books are piled neatly on each desk; brand new posters and charts hang peacefully on the walls; pencils are sharpened to needle-like perfection. And in the distance, new sneakers beat the pavement with anxiety and excitement about the first day of...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
August 17, 2010

Tap, tap, tap---tap, tap--tap. I'm sending a signal from down here in the muck, down here where the boogers are hard and the shoelaces are eternally untied. HELLO up there? In the 80's words of Def Leopard, "Is anybody out there? Is anybody there?" Call me crazy, but how come I don't see or...

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Tags Student Engagement
July 30, 2010

We found the groove. Make sure your seatbelts are fastened and have a good time.

-- From the song "20th Century," by the band Brad

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