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Fresh Start! Clean Slate! Let’s Go!

Happy New Year! There’s just something about a fresh, crisp calendar to spark creative possibilities.  A new beginning. A fresh slate.

Dr. Rick Jetter‘s shares his fresh start with us in this week’s podcast.   A former superintendent, he returned to the classroom this school year.  He’s loving the experience, but boy, is he tired.  His world view from being in both worlds is a starting over story that brings wisdom, guidance, and laughs.  He shares advice to superintendents everywhere about NOT putting more on teachers’ plates.  And has some pearls for teachers about decluttering…let’s just say that Rick did not win the door decorating contest this school year.
Podcast:  https://myedexpert.com/category/podcasts/
Rick’s AMAZING free resources on MyEdExpert:  https://myedexpert.com/vendor/rjetter/
Rick’s website:  https://www.rickjetter.com/  Rick’s Twitter:  @RickJetter

Our students deserve fresh starts as well.  School can be a pretty bleak place for students who are struggling academically…imagine going to a job every day that you hate… And then return again the next. The typical course of action is to send them back and back to fix all the gaps.  Trouble is, everyone else is moving forward.  For a fresh start approach, consider acceleration.  Tool kit: Article, podcast, and chapter,.all from author Suzy Pepper Rollins.
Article: https://myedexpert.com/is-remediation-fixing-our-kidsor-breaking-them/
Podcast: https://myedexpert.com/ep-15-from-struggling-to-successful-the-power-of-acceleration/
Chapter on Acceleration (ASCD) https://bit.ly/2CJvMvC

What a great time for reflection! Here are a few favorites:
Misconceptions of Dyslexia, a power point from Dr. Ellen Burns Hursthttps://myedexpert.com/vendor/Ehurst/
Is ADHD a Gift? by Kevin Robertshttps://myedexpert.com/is-adhd-a-gift/
10 Myths That Hold Bright Math Students Back, by Jerry Burkharthttps://myedexpert.com/10-myths-that-hold-bright-math-students-back/

A conversation starter to use with kids about their reluctance to maximize their intellectual potential! Todd Stanley has two power power points entitled “The Unopened Gift.”  https://myedexpert.com/vendor/twosox21/

Ann Kaiser‘s STEM download: Using the Engineering Process in Your Classroom.  https://myedexpert.com/vendor/akaiser/

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