What we can’t forget is the wisdom of the amazing educators who came before us and developed meaningful lessons 10, 15, even 20+ years ago. The essence of those lessons and classroom management techniques are still valuable, so rebooting the classics with an updated twist is a way to keep the ‘baby’ when we change the ‘bath water’.
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Reading is Fundamentally Fun and Powerful by William (Coach) Jackson and Nancy (Fancy Nancy) Rentz (Media Specialists) “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” Hodding Carter The celebration of reading is special—storybooks ranging from the Cat In The Hat, High School […]
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The Book Deserts of Underserved Communities by William Jackson and Aida Correa @wmjackson and @latinapheonix There are deserts that span vast distances around the world. They lack the resources to support the diversity of life seen in places that have sufficient environmental conditions that allow for growth of foliage allowing animals to live, survive and […]
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Father and Son Attending and Speaking at International WordCamps William Jackson, educator, blogger and community activist Sean Jackson, graduate students Florida State University @wmjackson – Twitter Growing numbers of public school educators, higher education instructors, and private school educators who are engaged in writing/blogging and building dynamic content have turned to the WordPress platform to […]
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Last Thursday, we celebrated #NCDLDAY at Lake Rim (follow us on twitter Lake Rim). My expectations were high because I had spent most of the year sharing and presenting and learning about digital resources with teachers. This was a district effort and a school effort. Without trying to pressure teachers, I asked them what they were […]
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Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending my first EduCon conference. For those who are unfamiliar, EduCon is a huge conference for educational professionals hosted in Philadelphia, PA at the Science Leadership Academy. This year, in EduCon’s 10th year, everything was focused on sustainability in education. People from all across the educational spectrum, from […]
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Dads Take Your Child to School Day by William Jackson, M.Edu. Instructor with Edward Waters College @wmjackson #MyQuestToTeach Daddy Blogger – Community Activist – Educator The Florida Department of Education initiative: Dads Take Your Child to School Day! The Department of Family and Community Engagement is partnering on this initiative. This event is similar to […]
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Fatherhood from the First Day of School William Jackson, M.Ed. Educator of 27 years, Teacher of the Year, Instructor with Edward Waters College. Parent of 2 college students Each school year is an opportunity to begin anew. To start off on a great foundation of learning and discovery. It is also another opportunity to encourage […]
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