Please introduce yourself, let us know a little bit about you, and where you are from.

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Hi! Mark McBride from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY. I am glad to be here.
Yikes! I could not find out how to start a new forum so I thought I would post my question here.

I am looking for a news article I found a while back about reforming schools. I believe it was on msnbc.com, but am not 100% sure. It was about a principal who turned around a failing school near the Mexican border in either Texas or Arizona. He did it through reward for his students.

Did anybody else remember seeing this article? If so, could you send a link?

We need to turn around our failing school and are looking for ways to motivate students.

Thank you,

Phil
hi Phil,

can't answer your question, but to start a new forum topic, click the "forum" tab at the top, then there is a red link on the right-hand top side called "+ Add Discussion" which I think would allow you to start a new topic

Good luck
was that in San Diego? Lots of press on a school there..... also try ED WEEK. good luck!
Hi all. I'm Angie Brennan and I teach 7 grade Life Science and 8th grade Earth Science in Pennsylvania, PA, USA at a private Catholic school. I also teach 8th grade Church History as a religion teacher. Interesting mix religion and science, it actually works vey well for me. There is a lot of interesting crossover.

I've been teaching for 6 years and love my school and going to work each day. I entered teaching through the back door, I actually have a background in social work. My husband and I have 2 children, both freshman in college, both adopted from Honduras, CA as infants. I am a Villanova University alum and a big VU basketball fan. What a year to cheer for Nova Nation!

I'm looking for great interactive smartboard tools to use and am overwhelmed by the possibilities out there. Most of what I am seeing are for K-6 or high school. I spend hours searching. What is a teacher to do?

This April my students will host our schools 4th Annual Climate Change Conference. We invite other schools to have their 8th grade students take part in a (school) year long environtmental project. Students join us in April to share what they have done including research and/or school and community wide projects. We have had approximately 100 eighth grade students together each year. My greatest victory - the kids are really interested in what each of the others schools has done. They are very respectful of each other during presentations, ask interesting questions of each other and of guest speakers we have present to the group.
Hi Angela,
The smart exchange at http://exchange.smarttech.com/forum.html?url=/Language.aspx should be very helpful to you. This is where I grab all sorts of smartboard resources from. I also like this district's website: http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smart-lessons/mi... Another website I use to help train teachers on creating their own smartboard lessons is: http://whiteboardchallenge.wikispaces.com/ Hope this helps and good luck!
Hey guys!!! My name is Kristen from New Kent, Virginia. I am currently an undergraduate at the College of William and Mary and I am a future teacher to be.
Hi my name is Jeffrey Gibson and I am a student from the College of William and Mary. I majoring in psychology and education. And i cant wait to graduate.
Hi! My name is Laurie Reece and I'm from Cincinnati, OH. I am currently a graduate student at Xavier University seeking my Early Childhood license as well as my Masters. While going to school, I am working as an IEP aide for a 6th grade boy. I'm looking forward to learning new and interesting things on here!
Hi, I'm Aline Tabet. I am a sophomore at Xavier University, early childhood special education major. I joined as a part of my instructional technology class.
Hi, my name is Alex Drexelius and I am majoring is Special Education at Xavier University. I hope to graduate in 2012 and start teaching Special Ed in an elementary school close to my home in Cincinnati, Ohio. I love this major and I am so glad I picked it.
Hi Everyone, I am Melissa Worbis from Middletown, Ohio This is near Cincinnati, Ohio and it is very snowy here. I am currently studying for a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education w/ a licensure. I have worked in a day care center during my college studies in different educational studies for the past 11 years off and on and now have come to realized I should have joined the teaching profession from the very beginning of my college experience. Excited to join this networking group to build my knowledge and connection with other teachers to get advice and ideas in teaching. .

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