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The Dashboard: A Blog by SchoolStatus

Right Teacher, Right Place, Right Time

Published on December 15, 2016

During my time as a student, I was blessed with a plethora of talented teachers.

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5 Tips for Navigating Cultural Differences During the Holidays

Published on December 06, 2016

Like many of you, I spend a lot of happy energy getting ready for the holiday season.

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Stupid Questions & Unforgettable Educators

Published on October 27, 2016

Halfway through my sixth grade year, I was accepted into Flare, the gifted program. I was beyond excited because

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Edu Podcasts Offer a Quick Shot of Inspiration

Published on October 20, 2016

I am a HUGE podcast fan. A few of my favorites are This American Life, Radiolab, and Planet Money, but that wasn’t always the case.

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How Savvy Educators Meet Compliance Guidelines with No Extra Work

Published on October 06, 2016

Not that long ago, I sat down to lunch with the CEO of our company and a prominent attorney in Mississippi who provides legal counsel for almost every school district in the state.

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STEM to STEAM: Why the Arts Matter

Published on June 16, 2016

Growing up in Mexico city, when I was in elementary school, one of the things that excited me the most about going to school was the art class. Creating something that reflected my personality was very important for me, and still is. Field trips to museums to see some of the most important pieces in the art world inspired me to become the artist that I am today, and also why I'm an advocate and supporter of STEAM.

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Got Grit? 5 Tips for That Final Push

Published on May 19, 2016

When starting a project, excitement and optimism always run high. New ideas always seem to have a certain positive effect on our initial work and productivity, injecting an amount of energy that almost never sees itself it all the way through to the end.

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BASIC Magic: Programming and Student Wonderment

Published on May 16, 2016

I loathed math in elementary school.

Not because it was too difficult, but I simply could not find it interesting, and that did not jive well with my already short attention span.

For some reason, this did not sit well with my grandfather

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The Old School Code of Silence

Published on April 20, 2016

You are in fifth grade. The last bell rings, and as your herd is trampling into the hall, YOUR MOM suddenly appears right there at Mrs. Harper’s classroom door. Oh, the sheer panic, as you murmur Why is SHE here, but let’s be honest, you already know what you did, and now you are busted.

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When Your Body Betrays You

Published on April 15, 2016

Recently, I attended the Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE) and sat in on the Keynote Speaker’s presentation  “This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents”.

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