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Marcia Powell

June 12, 2016

A Global Education Summer of Reading

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This past year, my 7th grade social studies class read William Kamkwamba's book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Hope" as a way to teach state history via comparison and contrast. The book is availalable in both a picture format and a book that is appropriate for readers with a lexile range that ranges from 850-920.  I love the resilience that William and his family have, when so many people might be tempted just to give up.

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Marcia Powell

May 17, 2016

Sorry, Not Sorry

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I received a great email a few weeks ago.  It called me out, questioned why I was doing something, and told me in no uncertain terms that my efforts were not appreciated.  The frustration was evident, because it was from a 12 year old who did not understand why a designation (gifted, in this case) of a student gave them 'special treatment.' I responded to him and addressed the frustration.  My mistake was in copying another adult.

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Renee Moore

April 26, 2016

Build a Three-Legged Stool: A Classroom Mentoring Program

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During the 2016 Teaching and Learning Conference, I shared briefly about a technique I used for many years to help provide parent/community support for students. Several people asked for more information about it, so I'm re-posting a more detailed piece I wrote in January 2007, "If Not a Village, At Least an Elder.".

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