Monthly Archives: January 2012

Greatness

My hope this new year is that our students think about greatness and what it means to be a great person. Let me explain. Loryn Teater, a student at Midlothian High School, writes a column for the Panther Pride, the … Continue reading

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The Genius in All of Us: Introduction

Earlier this school year (2011-12), several blogs were published under the heading, “A Message For Our Children: Talent is Overrated.”* The inspiration for the blogs came from a book authored by Geoff Colvin titled, “Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates … Continue reading

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The Greatness in All of Us (III): Molders of Their Dreams

Greatness is within the grasp of all who seek it, and teachers are wonderfully poised to inspire greatness … and to be great. This poem by Clark Mollenhoff speaks well of educators’ opportunities and responsibilities. Teachers You are the molders … Continue reading

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The Flip Model (II)

Ms. Ginny Fitzgerald, Midlothian High School Geometry teacher, has used The Flip Model in her classrooms. The Flip Model is an instructional practice where students receive foundational instruction at home. Then, when the students come to class they are ready … Continue reading

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The Flip Model

Stacee Johnson, 5th grade math teacher at J. A. Vitovsky Elementary School (Midlothian ISD, TX), uses the Flip Model with her students. “Basically,” she says, “students receive foundational instruction at home. That allows for deeper instruction during class and the … Continue reading

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The “Special” in Special Olympics

On Saturday, January 14, 2012, Midlothian ISD hosted the 16th annual Special Olympic Basketball Tournament. It is a local event that attracts several area teams and scores of basketball players. The “special” in Special Olympics is not just the kids, … Continue reading

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The Greatness in All of Us (II): Notoriety

The second blog in the series “The Greatness in All of Us” speaks to the relationship between greatness and notoriety. Greatness is the giving of oneself in loving service to another person(s), for her good, with the expectation of receiving … Continue reading

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