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Why Allow Re-blogging?

Re-blogging and other sharing options are important to getting and maintaining blog readership. Re-blog is a powerful tool. Only recently have I come to appreciate the power of allowing my posts to be shared by others. Along the way, I have also learned other things that may be helpful to WordPress bloggers. So I am sharing my thoughts on sharing options. Continue reading

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If I Were a Real Writer…

If I were a real writer, I would be writing every day. No, I would be writing dozens of times each day.  I don’t.  Write each day, that is.  I write when a) the mood strikes me; b) I have something … Continue reading

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Blogging 101, Day 4: Audience and Focus Post–Stream of Consciousness, Take 2

“Today’s assignment for Blogging 101 is particularly appropriate for the regular followers of this blog on how I’m learning to improve my own writing. ” Continue reading

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Blogging101, Day 1: Introduce Myself

In introducing myself, I should provide new readers with a context for my blog–what’s it about, why you should read it.  The purpose is to focus my ideas about my blog and what I’d like to do with it.  Suggestions … Continue reading

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Confessions About the Stream-of-Consciousness Re-write

I confess.  It is impossible for me to turn that stream of consciousness blog draft int1) o anything that wouldn’t 1) sound whiny about my physical state, and 2) turn into an advertisement about my new business.  If anyone wants to … Continue reading

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On Special Education: “Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated”

Here is the link to the topic that has truly upset me: Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated. And here’s my commentary. I have not been a fan of Arne Duncan … Continue reading

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Dangerous Speakers | Teacher Talk (Dyslexia and other Reading Disabilities)

Good educators are always seeking new information–whether that information is to learn better ways of serving their students, learn more about a topic or technique, follow how the latest research-based techniques are working elsewhere, etc. To good educators, an 8-hour … Continue reading

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What Would I Have Done?

It has been quite a while since I posted to this site.  Mostly, this is because I was in the process of moving from Los Angeles to the Caribbean island of St. Martin/Sint Maarten.  It has two names because this … Continue reading

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New College Scorecard | ED.gov Blog

Today the College Scorecard was initiated by the U.S. Department of Education.  The intent is to give students and parents a tool for deciding on colleges through an interactive tool that allows exploration of various educational options, including costs, graduation … Continue reading

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Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working | ED.gov Blog

Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working | ED.gov Blog. Duncan to Congress: Giving States Flexibility is Working Posted on February 7, 2013 by Cameron Brenchley Secretary Arne Duncan testified on Capitol Hill Thursday during a hearing on ESEA flexibility. Official Department … Continue reading

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