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Support the Bedford Schools

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments

On Monday and Tuesday, Dec 14th and 15th, the Burlington Barnes and Noble will be holding a fundraiser for the Bedford Schools.  A percentage of book slaes between 9:00am and 11:00pm will be donated to our schools.  There will be all sorts of entertainment, including a read aloud by me on Monday at 4:00pm.  Come out and buy a book anad help us out.  Thanks.


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Adult Learning

November 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

As a principal I feel it is my responsibility to continue to learn.  Despite my ongoing reliance on “the web” to be my main source, I also find time for good ‘ol books.  Here are a couple I have read recently:

columbine Columbine by Dave Cullen is an important, yet difficult book to read.  It is the most thorough look at what transpired at the Colorado high school over 10 years ago.  What really happened? Could it have been stopped? Were the shooters really victims of bullying? Schools across the country are practicing lockdowns, in part, because of this tragic event.


Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner is a great look at today’s issues for educators and parents as we look to the future for our schools.  What should schools be focusing on? What role does technology play? (Hint: a lot)  With “21st skills” and “global awareness” being the big buzz words in education right now, this book is a great place to start for those interested in finding out what all the fuss is about.

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Followup to Summer Reading

September 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Ms Coviello, our librarian, has done a terrific followup to the summer reading.  Students are responding to the reading with blog comments (see Lane Library Bookworm Blog).  We have over 400 comments so far.

Currently, we are surveying the 4th and 5th graders to gauge what type of bullying problem we might have here at Lane.  I will release the data once it is complete.

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