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Newborn Infant Care Tips

Started by Oscar Marin Mar 6, 2014. 0 Replies

First few weeks of caring infants are daunting for newbie parents. They really need to know how to care for infants. Read out here for some important tips on newborn infant care and share your view -…Continue

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Discipline/classroom management

Started by Suzanne Rogers. Last reply by Brian Hinn Dec 22, 2013. 6 Replies

As a new assistant principal of a 8-12 hs, I'm looking for best practices. Can someone point me towards some PD?

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Pressure not to fail

Started by Terry Sheehan Jul 6, 2011. 0 Replies

I read this story yesterday in various news sources around http://huff.to/pOupIE.  Have we set people up by implementing such stringent standards and goals that we…Continue

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Comment by Terry Sheehan on June 16, 2011 at 5:30am
The best PD is connections with others in similar positions.  Try to connect with folks in your district and elsewhere to discuss issues as they come up.  That being said, the whatever your local equivalent of the NASSP is (here it is the MSSAA.org) will have a lot of what you need.
 

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Leveraging the Potential of Personal Learning Networks for Teacher Professional Development - Doctoral Research Study

Dear Fellow Educators:    My name is Katherine Maloney and I am a doctoral student at the University of Phoenix.  My dissertation focuses on how educators are using their Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for professional development purposes.  I need your help.  Please click on this link if you are able to spare 5 minutes or less of your time to complete a short survey containing 13 questions concerning your use of a PLN for…See More
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