WHY DETENTIONS DON’T WORK, AND WHAT TEACHERS CAN DO INSTEAD

WHY DETENTIONS DON’T WORK, AND WHAT TEACHERS CAN DO INSTEAD

August 28, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Intelligence isn’t all about smarts. Without an aptitude to manage time, persevere, prioritize, plan, remember, handle emotions and reflect, learning is a challenge. Intelligence is largely irrelevant.
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KING, PROJECT>LOGIN CELEBRATE MAINE AS A TECHHIRE REGION

KING, PROJECT>LOGIN CELEBRATE MAINE AS A TECHHIRE REGION

August 26, 2015
Maine was designated as a TechHire Community by the White House as part of an initiative launched by President Obama in March 2015. This recognition, awarded in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4, was given because ten influential Maine-based employers have committed to recruiting and hiring qualified candidates, regardless of where they obtained their digital knowledge and technical experience.
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I SEE MY KIDS TRY TO BE PERFECT EVERY DAY. BUT THEY NEED TO FAIL IN ORDER TO LEARN

I SEE MY KIDS TRY TO BE PERFECT EVERY DAY. BUT THEY NEED TO FAIL IN ORDER TO LEARN

August 12, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Remember when we were younger, playing in a sandbox? We weren’t concerned with whether or not our castles were perfect; we learned what worked and what didn’t by experimentation. How much water? How much sand? How tall can we build before it collapses? Yet somehow that sense of play and creativity fades over time as we age.
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WHEN EDUCATION OFFICIALS TALK, NO ONE UNDERSTANDS. HERE ARE 4 PHRASES DECODED

WHEN EDUCATION OFFICIALS TALK, NO ONE UNDERSTANDS. HERE ARE 4 PHRASES DECODED

July 31, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
When it comes to education, there is no lack of public opinion. Since virtually everyone has had some significant experience in the classroom, we have also formed our own opinions on education. These opinions are built from our own unique vantage point and often vary widely.
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NOT ALL MAINE STUDENTS LOOK FORWARD TO SUMMER VACATION

NOT ALL MAINE STUDENTS LOOK FORWARD TO SUMMER VACATION

June 08, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
Teachers would like to think we send our students off for a happy vacation of fun, sleeping late and socializing with friends. Sadly, however, that’s not always the case.
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IT STARTS WITH ONE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF MY SCHOOL’S OUTDOOR TRANSFORMATION

IT STARTS WITH ONE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF MY SCHOOL’S OUTDOOR TRANSFORMATION

May 30, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
The power of one plus one is exponential. Our community learned this firsthand five years ago when a landscape architect and a cookbook author reached out to our elementary school.
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POVERTY, FAMILY STRESS ARE THWARTING STUDENT SUCCESS, TOP TEACHERS SAY

POVERTY, FAMILY STRESS ARE THWARTING STUDENT SUCCESS, TOP TEACHERS SAY

May 19, 2015 · The Washington Post
The greatest barriers to school success for K-12 students have little to do with anything that goes on in the classroom, according to the nation’s top teachers: It is family stress, followed by poverty, and learning and psychological problems.
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HOW COMMON CORE STANDARDS IMPROVED TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MY CLASSROOM

HOW COMMON CORE STANDARDS IMPROVED TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MY CLASSROOM

April 15, 2015 · Bangor Daily News
It is impossible to discuss education today without uttering the words, “Common Core.” Today, these two words have achieved the same status as Harry Potter’s nemesis Voldemort, or “he who must not be named.”
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MAINE EMPLOYERS PLANNING TO HIRE MORE THAN 140 PAID COMPUTING AND IT INTERNS IN 2015

MAINE EMPLOYERS PLANNING TO HIRE MORE THAN 140 PAID COMPUTING AND IT INTERNS IN 2015

January 28, 2015
Fifteen Maine companies and organizations have committed to help strengthen the chance that today’s college students will find full-time employment by hiring more than 140 paid computing and IT interns this year. Students will get real-world experience and earn a paycheck, averaging $16 per hour.
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NOMINATE A TEACHER OF THE YEAR

NOMINATE A TEACHER OF THE YEAR

January 19, 2015
Do you know a great teacher? Someone who inspires students? A teacher who is a leader in the profession? Here is your chance to nominate them for County Teacher of the Year!
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