• The Sour Sixteen of Education Buzzwords

    Best practice tells us that schools should be run like businesses. To develop students with grit and growth mindsets who are college- and career-ready, teachers should collaborate in data-driven Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to unpack academic standards and create rigorous yet authentic learning experiences which will foster student engagement. Yet, instead of teaching to the […]

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  • Thank You For Noticing

    The Legislature shall present measures that provide full funding for the support of common education to the Governor pursuant to Section 11 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution for the Governor’s consideration at least twenty-five (25) days prior to the date established by subsection E of Section 6-101 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma […]

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  • Education Buzzword Bracketology

    By miller727@icloud.com March 12, 2017 Uncategorized 2 Comments Hey kids, are you ready for a little spring break fun? Over the next few days, millions of Americans will participate in what is termed “bracketology” – the process of predicting the field of college basketball participants and the outcome of games in the upcoming Men’s and […]

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  • Too Much Bacon?

    By miller727@icloud.com March 7, 2017 Uncategorized 1 Comment Go ahead. I’ll give you just a minute to wipe the drool from your mouth. I don’t know about you but this image induces immediate hunger pangs for me. I do LOVE donuts! One of my fellow #oklaed bloggers, Meghan Loyd, posted this image on Facebook yesterday. I […]

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  • Beware the Kraken!

    In a dramatic scene from the 2010 film, “Clash of the Titans,” Hades (played by Ralph Fiennes), the God of the Underworld, induces his brother Zeus (Liam Neeson) to action: “Brother, it’s time for the mortals to pay. My child awaits to do your will.”  If you are a follower of Greek mythology or at least a […]

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  • Welcome to 51st Place!

    For the past five years, Oklahoma has lingered at 49th in the nation in teacher pay, just above Mississippi and South Dakota. That is likely to change very soon. According to a recent story from the Associated Press (AP), Oklahoma teacher pay may soon be moving to 51st in the nation. The rankings include the […]

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  • A View From the Edge – Oscar’s Edition

    A View From the Edge – Oscar’s Edition By miller727@icloud.com February 26, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments We Americans love our movies. We also love television shows ABOUT the movies. Most of all, we love anything that provides us with a two-hour respite from the incessant nonsense associated with modern life and politics in America. This […]

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  • Enough of That Already!

    By miller727@icloud.com February 25, 2017 Uncategorized 6 Comments During a speech to the Tulsa Republican Club Friday, State Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger remarked that the Oklahoma state government cannot continue to function at anything close to current levels without new revenue, calling the state’s current budgeting path “not sustainable.” Duh, ya think! Thank you, Preston […]

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