HCPSS Insight: Career and Technology Education

The Howard County Public School System has one of the top career & technology education programs in the state. The opportunities afforded to students from every high school in a variety of fields is comprehensive ...
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Book Review: The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey

The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey is one of those books that become a beacon for all of the work and efforts that you engage in. Recommended to me by a colleague, I ...
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Book Review: It’s the Mission, Not the Mandates, by Amy Fast

It's the Mission, Not the Mandates, by Amy Fast has become an essential resource in our efforts around re-imagining college and career ready standards. In fact, the Life Ready model being developed has, in many ...
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Book Review: Talk Like TED, by Carmine Gallo

Talk Like TED, by Carmine Gallo is a book for anybody that may find themselves speaking before a group of people. You don't have to be preparing for a TED Talk to find a plethora ...
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Book Review: The Discussion Book – 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking

The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking was a fun, quick read. Essentially, the book contains fifty strategies to lead meetings, facilitate discussions, and communicate in groups. I took note of ten ...
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Students are StoryStrong

I love this video. When we developed the StoryStrong initiative, we wanted the input of students. We held a number of sessions and issued online input forms so that we may have student input to ...
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HCPSS Insight: Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a new set of K–12 science standards that were developed by states, for states. The NGSS identify scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in science ...
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#LifeReady Video Testimonials

Today I finished producing four dozen video clips featuring local employers who shared advice on what makes a student ready for a career. It is part of the Life Ready project of which I am ...
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