Education Happenings Podcast: Episode 1 — Education Happenings

The first episode of the Education Happenings Podcast is in the books. The show’s host, Dave Madden, introduces listeners on Podbean, the podcast’s audio version, and viewers of the YouTube channel as to what can be expected from the blog and show moving forward. Subscribe to the Education Happenings YouTube channel after watching Episode 1: […]

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Are “Smart Schools” Really Smart? — Education Happenings

The television just became the teacher for some students in Pennsylvania. According to Herald-Standard, Frazier Elementary School in Perryopolis was selected to join WQED’s “Smart Schools” initiative, which couples PBS content with a S.T.E.M-centered curriculum. With any sort of new endeavor in education, buzz words swarm around the topic like a hive of bees. Professional […]

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Take the Brakes Off Your Angst of Writer’s Workshop With The Unstoppable Writing Teacher by Colleen Cruz — Education Happenings

Returning to your ten-month residency—your classroom, why not kick-off the fall with the familiar energy of a freshly minted school year and build upon it, pushing through resistance and further pressing the accelerator (instead of releasing it). In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher (2015), Colleen Cruz, author, educator, and literacy consultant, penned a book that acts as a […]

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Welcome to A Teacher’s Essays! — A Teacher’s Essays

This blog, A Teacher’s Essays, is nearly two decades late. I will often tell my students who are chronically tardy, “At least you made it,” so it seems apropos to me to welcome such sage advice. Truth is, I’ve been collecting observations surrounding the world of education long before my teaching credential was signed, at […]

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NCFA’s New Crop of Prizefighters — NorCal MMA

Gabriel Dolce-Pacheco, Carlos Figueroa, and Adam Wamsley have shared countless hours on the mats inside Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance (NCFA), the glory from claiming championship belts as amateurs, and next on the docket for this terrorizing trio—October 6, 2018—they’ll bask underneath the same spotlight as professional mixed martial artists. 539 more words

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13th Annual Renegade Rendezvous: Results & Recap — NorCal MMA

Excitement revved to full tilt, beautiful women strutted around in circles with tops as painted on as their smiles, and pockets of hardened individuals milled about in teams of similarly colored patches at the Dixon Fairgrounds, but this only marked the doors of Renegade Rendezvous’ 13th Annual event opening to the public. 209 more words

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Oscar Martinez has a message for fighters who cancel with lame excuses, “You are a bitch!” — NorCal MMA

Photo credit: Shannon Newton The emotional highs and lows associated with MMA are, more often than not, par for the course. In some instances, however, the turbulence along the way becomes so insufferable that the operation may be instructed to punch the eject button—as was the case for a portion of California Fighting Championship while…

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