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10.28.13 More on that Amazing Clip of Ashley Hinton (Video)

Over on the TLac Facebook page we posted an amazing video of North Star Academy’s Ashley Hinton using non-verbals to correct minor off-task behaviors while still teaching.  The clip met with instant response. Meanwhile in a fascinating view behind the curtain of Uncommon‘s culture of constant improvement, I thought I’d share the following exchange between Joaquin…

07.17.13 Postcards from North Star’s Vailsburg Elementary

It’s summer.  Once, a generation ago, that meant people sent you postcards.  Remember them? Anyway, here are some bright beautiful post cards from the life you lead the other 11 months of the year … your school life.  These are beautiful moments and beautiful ideas from North Star’s Vailsburg Elementary.  Enjoy.  Write back soon. Yes, homerooms named for…