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Joseph Bolz

October 1, 2016

Taking off the Binary Bifocals

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At the CCTM (Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics) conference this year, I had the honor to present an Ignite Session. The set-up of an Ignite is a 5 minute presentation where the powerpoint will move to the next slide every 15 seconds, whether or not you are ready. Inspired by recent events in our world and personal reflection, I wrote the following on discovering my position in the scheme of education and teaching. Below is the original piece, however, to fit the Ignite format, I had to greatly cut it down. The video to that can be found through the link below. Enjoy!

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Marcia Powell

May 2, 2016

Instructional Codes #TeachingIs

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CodingQuick!  Your student spent last night without supper, and only had milk and a sandwich for lunch because the meal account was overdrawn. Another was brought here after running away from violence last night.  There's a track meet tonight and 7 kids will be leaving ten minutes early.  While you take attendance, you receive an email and send two kids to the counselor's office.

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Marcia Powell

March 31, 2016

Using Deeper Learning To Address Teacher Attrition

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Recently, an informal teacher I respect reflected on her reasons for leaving formal education.  Any of us who have stayed abreast of education issues realize that attrition can happen for a number of reasons.  This social media declaration, though, caused me to think how attritution could be addressed through Deeper Learning shifts.

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Dear Principal (of my first and last teaching job),

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