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Everyday Education: Leadership And Innovation Recognized Statewide

There's a saying in education: You don't prepare students for your past; you prepare them for their future. It's a daunting goal, one that Transylvania County Schools superintendent Jeff McDaris...

 

Everyday Education: Could You Be A Transylvania County Hero?

Volumes have been written about the problems that exist in reading instruction in American public schools. In more than three decades, my fascination and involvement with reading instruction has led me to believe three things concerning this subject:...

 

Possibilities, Expectations And Inspiration

The other evening I was scanning for something to watch on TV and came across “The Ron Clark Story.” It’s that time of year when I need just a small dose of inspiration to get through the end of May, so I grabbed some popcorn and settled in to...

 

Students Need 'True Grit' To Succeed In Life

In the 1969 version of the movie, “True Grit,” 14-year-old Mattie Ross (played by Kim Darby) looks up at the irascible Rooster Cogburn (played by John Wayne) and says, “They tell me you are a man with true grit,” as she attempts to find the...

 

Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Thomas Jefferson penned the words, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” “An educated citizenry” results from a vitally important group of dedicated individuals called teachers. And yet a cursory...

 

Automaticity Frees Mind To Learn New Concepts

1 times 1 equals _____? 2 times 2 equals _____? 9 times 9 equals _____? Is the sound of “a” in “have” a “short a” or a “long a?” If you just “knew” the answers to these simple questions, chances are good that you have repeated...

 

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