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These posts are focused on the more professional side of my writing. They include tips, resources, and stories from the classroom.

A Thought On Graduations As A Whole

June 24, 2013 Mr. Vilson
Isaiah Mustafa in Old Spice Commercial

A list of the common complaints about graduations from K-12: Not everyone deserves to graduate. A more detailed subset of that list: At this rate, should we have to make special accommodations for our kids when we’re trying to raise the rigor of all curricula? Better yet, can everyone just get an intervention plan so […]

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Why So Serious? [On Demeanors In The Classroom]

June 18, 2013 Mr. Vilson
Serious cat.

“Why are you so serious all the time, Mr. Vilson?” The students just finished giving me my student evaluations, something I thought I’d try this year, but probably waited too long in the year to do. “Well, it depends …” And before I could finish, my co-teacher put me on blast by saying that it […]

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Learning To Fly (Reminding Ourselves That Students Are People)

June 6, 2013 Mr. Vilson
Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure

Confession: I had the best time yesterday hanging with my students at Six Flags Great Adventure for their senior trip. From discovering that Adventure Time is my new favorite show (and I ain’t even know it) to testing out my intestinal fortitude (just fine for now, thank you very much), I got to see a […]

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Don’t Ask Me If You’re Going To Summer School [TransformED]

June 4, 2013 Mr. Vilson

My new post at The Collaborateurs explains a situation that happens too frequently to us during this time of year: Their absences weren’t insignificant, the lack of work is made more obvious by everyone else’s full portfolios, the same trends happen across their subjects, and just getting them into class almost doesn’t feel worth it. […]

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Emphasize The TEACHER In Teacher Leadership

May 30, 2013 Mr. Vilson

I wrote a little something here as a thought on teacher leadership. Check it at the Collaborateurs: That’s why I ought to start capitalizing the word “teacher” in the phrase “teacher leader.” The term “teacher leader” is so ubiquitous, you can’t help but wonder if people even know what it actually means, or at least […]

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The NFL Draft Has Lots To Teach Administrators [Edutopia]

April 29, 2013 Mr. Vilson
Tyrann Mathieu at the NFL Scouting Combine

Here’s my recent article comparing the way the NFL recruits players in their scouting combine to what public education currently does. Stats and Equations vs. the Team as an Ecosystem Trying to develop equations for player effectiveness doesn’t always work well. ESPN tried to develop its own quarterback equation, but found it wasn’t that simple. […]

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