Student Success Lies Within

Student Success Lies Within

December 2008—Who knows what the future will bring, but right now, jobs students used to count on might be outsourced. What then, must students do to help them be successful in the future? Students should do their absolute best in high school in order to have the best chance for success in college and beyond. […]

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School Starts September 2

First Day: Connections. We welcome our new 9th graders to SFHS. The best thing about the new school year for everyone, not just for students, is that we all have an opportunity to begin anew, to reinvent ourselves. Here are some suggested ways to start fresh and have a great year: * have a more […]

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Teachers: Start Blogging

It seems these days a lot of teachers are interested in bringing blogs into the classroom. I say, start today, but start by creating your own blog to fully understand what a blog can do. I am a huge fan of blogging. Blogs are very easy for people to have a web presence (no need […]

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April is Poetry Month

Poetry is one of my joys and it seems that I don’t enjoy it as much as I wish I could. I listen to Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac on my iPod, but inconsistently. I wish I could find a way to integrate poetry into my every day life. I am glad for National Poetry Month […]

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“Adapted From”

Is it vanity or curiosity that leads me to Google myself? Either way, the experience is revealing, and what I find is not always what I expect. Lately, I’ve been bothered by the use of the words “adapted from” when I find my lessons republished elsewhere. I have never been stingy with my lessons, but […]

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