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Posted on: September 14th, 2016
by Stephen Hurley
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A La Carte Education: Confessions of a Wandering Music Teacher

I spent the last year of my teaching career living and teaching from an rather poorly constructed Audio Visual cart. It was originally designed to hold those old 16 mm film projectors that, at one time, were the mainstay of geography classes and Friday afternoons. Later it became a way to transport

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Posted on: September 11th, 2016
by Stephen Hurley
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Staff Meetings: Bring on the Stories

If my own experience in schools is any indication, there are usually only two regularly occurring opportunities for large numbers of staff members to gather together. One is the onsite staff meeting, usually scheduled towards the beginning of the week. The other is the more highl

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Posted on: September 6th, 2016
by Stephen Hurley
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Back to School: 5 Ways to Bring Your Next Staff Meeting to Life!

I had to smile when I saw the new Philadelphia Cream Cheese ad during yesterday’s Blue Jays broadcast. Set in a stereotypical office building, employees are getting excited about attending a stereo

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