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  • Whiteboard Jungle: Parents need to be more involved in child's education

    Whiteboard Jungle: Parents need to be more involved in child's education
    Last week Hoover High had a Recruitment Night for the eighth-grade parents of Toll Middle School.
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: There is no shame in society anymore

    The Whiteboard Jungle: There is no shame in society anymore
    When working with teenagers, I try to keep up with the latest trends so that I can name-drop a Kardashian or crack a joke about Instagram to let them know that this old-man teacher does have an awareness of youth culture. So not only do I know who Justin...

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The loss of a signature standard

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The loss of a signature standard
    "Signature" — a word that appears on legal forms and credit card transactions. Yet very soon that word may have to be redefined. I'm noticing more and more of my high school students do not understand what a signature is, not knowing the...

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Later in the day, not earlier in the summer

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Later in the day, not earlier in the summer
    Glendale schools opened on Aug. 12, the earliest start date in history, doing away with the traditional September-through-June school calendar that hasn't been all that traditional for a while now. The back-to-school ads that once appeared in newspapers...

    The Whiteboard Jungle: How I ended my summer vacation

    The Whiteboard Jungle: How I ended my summer vacation
    The start of school is a time when districts have their teachers begin work a couple of days before students arrive with the purpose of getting everyone focused on teaching at their full potential.  It’s a time when superintendents bring in...