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Today in History, August 1st

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, August 1st! 902 The Aghlabid rulers of Ifriqiyah (modern day Tunisia) capture Taormina, Sicily. 1096 The crusaders und...


5 Actions (+1) for Empowering School Administrators with @Postachio #PostachioEd

Are you a school administrator on the go who wants to increase transparency? Maybe, you have a desperate need to make sense of the world around you clamoring for attention? Or, you seek w...


Celebrating

Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Will ClaytonEven though our blog birthday was on January 1, we are celebrating it all year! On our 8th Birthday, we decided to celebrate 2014 by celebrati...


Poetry Friday -- Retro Post

This post originally appeared as a part of my 2013 Poetry Month Project: Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations. I am working to gather my Poetry Month Projects and other assorted origina...


7 Ways to Facilitate Successful Team Meetings for Writing BSPs (FREEBIE!)

Thanks to Melonhedz, Lovin' Lit, andI Teach What's Your Superpower for imagesWhew!  What a crazy time of year--gotta love (or not) the beginning of school.  I know for some of you...


Variety In High School Courses Prepare Students For Future

New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more Before a child even gets to high school, it is important that they and their parents begin to explore the options w...


Behavior Maintenance

You are a behavioral rock star. You’ve taken baseline data, identified the function, selected an impeccable intervention, and even did the heavy lifting and implemented that interve...


What Student Writers Do with @Evernote and @Postachio

“So the writer’s subheading got you interested because you thought it was about candy, and then she really wrote about eating bugs. Right?” Aimee Buckner, author of the fantastic boo...


Today in History, July 31st

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, July 31st! 904 Arabs capture Thessalonica. 1703 English novelist Daniel Defoe is made to stand in the pillory as punis...


July Mosaic

This month I'll tell stories by request. Want to know the story behind one (or more) of these photos? Identify the photo by row or column and position and then be sure to subscribe to the...





Fade the Intervention

You’ve hit the behavioral jackpot. Through a cunning combo of reinforcing an appropriate replacement behavior and using a function based intervention – you have reduced and ma...


A Few Books to Read Aloud Just Because

I'm really hoping to read a picture book a day this year as part of our morning meeting. I want to read one that is just for fun. So often I find great fun books but books with no real co...



Edujob @ SIIA

Want to do research, analysis, and outreach on some leading edge and hot issues? The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is looking for an Education Policy and Programs...


Adapting Step-into-Reading Books with Symbols

So many of you loved the Frozen books symbols that I shared a while back, so I went through and saved a few more that I had created so I could share those with you as well!!!  I love adap...


Today in History, July 29th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, July 29th! 1588 The Spanish Armada is sighted off the coast of England. 1602 The Duke of Biron is executed in Paris fo...


Fading Replacement Behavior Reinforcement

You’ve heard my rants about replacement behaviors. You’ve taken them to heart. You taught your student an easy to use and consistently reinforced replacement behavior. They ar...


Go Digital: Teaching Non-Fiction Writing with @Postachio #PostachioEd @evernote

“My notebooks,” shares Aimee Buckner, author of , Nonfiction Notebooks: Strategies for Informational Writing: “make me reflect on what I do as a writer and as a teache...


A Third Way on Teacher Pensions?

Third Way has a new brief suggesting three steps the federal government could take immediately to improve retirement security for all teachers. To address widespread under-funding, state ...


Slice of Life -- Hemming

One of the jobs on Mom's to-do list for me last week was to hem a couple of pairs of pants for her.I should back up to say that my mom was a Master Seamstress in her day, trained under th...


Gone campin’

Off on a trip around Europe with my family, a car, and a tent.