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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?”

Rarely seen footage of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, where he delivered his speech “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” “Thank you very kindly. Principal, Mr. Williams, Members … Continue reading

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#writerRT #amwriting Excellence is not an act, but a Habit: Success is not a Surprise ► #ASMSG #BYNR #IAN1 #ebook #JT4a #esl #t4us #aga3 ► #RaveReviewsBookClub

http://t.co/iDt3g9ctxh ►★What Writers Make► #ASMSG #BYNR #IAN1 #ebook #JT4a #esl #t4us #aga3 ► #RaveReviewsBookClub pic.twitter.com/iPSyq3ecQ7 — Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) January 21, 2014 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ― … Continue reading

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Excelsior: The Quest for Excellence

** The quest for excellence, in writing, as in any other field, is all about blood, sweat and tears. In other words, hard work. Consistently doing what you do, incessantly, relentlessly, again and again, making your middle name to be … Continue reading

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Better Than Finland: The IB Approach to Evaluation

Trust or accountability? While the rest of the world evaluates schools, teachers and students to hold them accountable, for what they are supposed to be doing, Finland has a system that is based on trust. Schools, teachers and students are … Continue reading

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Education Leadership Lessons: A Tryad for Excellence

** Luke Skywalker: Alright, I’ll give it a try. ** Yoda: No! Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try. What we learn here is easily understood. It’s about committment to success, determination to succeed no matter what … Continue reading

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Univ. of Chile Researchers’ Surprising Conclusion: Success of Chile’s “Schools of Excellence” due to selection

Study concludes that success of schools of excellence are due to selection Researchers at the University of Chile analyzed the academic trajectory of 28,000 students. by Elizabeth Simonsen Source: La Tercera Over three thousand (3000) students applied last year for … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Santiago: Finland’s Blueprint for Success “A Genuine Task for Educators”

Would you like to replicate Finland’s success in your country? Answer: Of course. Well, to make that a reality, you have to start small, just like Finland did, 40 years ago. How small am I talking about when I say, … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Santiago: Teachers, “Pursue Your Passion”

I rarely dedicate things. Somehow, I feel that when something is special, it speaks to the right people, in the right way. In other words, it dedicates itself to you. At times, it may even seem like a consecration. Take … Continue reading

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Glass to Brazil In Search of Educational Excellence

This past Spring, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Pearson Foundation offered several education leaders from around the country the opportunity to visit Brazil to see schools, be part of a meeting of U.S. state leaders in … Continue reading

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Pearson & The Pursuit of Educational Excellence: Ethics Flags Raised

Pearson has been busy in the past year or so, recently buying Connections Education, which operates virtual schools; partnering with the Florida Virtual School to offer online courses; buying SchoolNet, whose software tracks student progress; teaming up with the biggest … Continue reading

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