Saturday, October 23, 2010

And we have a winnah!

Wow. I am so happy that one of our videos was voted to win in the 1st annual School Library Journal "Trailee" awards. As you may know, I believe in using video as a learning tool and it's alwys nice to see this process recognized by others. Our kids work hard when they get their "moment in the sun" and our student that won for her "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" video is very deserving of the recognition. I love that so many of our kids are succeeding. It's not just the same ones or the most talented all the time. We give as many kids as possible the chance to shine and you know what? The great majority of the time they do! SLJ WINNERS

Friday, October 15, 2010

Doug Valentine: Why wait for Superman to fix schools?

I was selected for a program to write opinion pieces for the Dallas Morning News. The group is made up of educators around Dallas. We will get to write a piece of our choice several times during the school year. My first article has just been published and here is a link to it.

Doug Valentine: Why wait for Superman to fix schools? | Dallas-Fort Worth Local Opinion Columns | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News