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“Fires in the Mind” by Kathleen Cushman - CHAPTER ONE

Igniting the Minds of our Youth – A Driving Force to Do Better!

Anne Ostholthoff - Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:59am

In Chapter ONE of the book “Fires in the Mind” by Kathleen Cushman asks us to think about “What does it take to Get Good?” As promised, I’m reading this book and sharing it here with you – chapter by chapter. This...

Sam Chaltain - The Ignite Show Thought Leader In Residence

The Dream School You Didn’t Think Existed – Be Inspired!

Anne Ostholthoff - Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:22pm

This school seems to truly be a school community we would all dream to replicate. I was introduced to The Mission School in Boston by my friend Sam Chaltain, who is writing about it all over the place –in Education Week...

Fires in the Mind by Kathleen Cushman : A book we will read together here!

Igniting the Minds of our Youth – A National Priority!

Anne Ostholthoff - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:19am

In the forward of the book “Fires in the Mind” by Kathleen Cushman, Dennis White, President and CEO of the MetLife Foundation shares “Asking students to talk about their education is so simple that – whether we are...

Ed Week Jan. 14 2013 Gallup Poll Report: Student Engagement Drops by Grade

Can you Imagine Student Engagement at All Time High?

Anne Ostholthoff - Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:54am

Can you imagine if the reports we read were the reverse? To wake up and read "Student Engagement at an All Time High?" -- and the way our schools would be then as a place to run to? I dream for this day! This morning I...

"Brainfood" Vol.1 No. 1 by unboundary

Creating Margin to Breathe

Anne Ostholthoff - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:10am

We all need margin in every area of our lives -- extra room to breathe. I was recently reminded of this by our pastor who says that we all need more “breathing room” to be our best. I agree and am trying to be more...

Teachers Opinions Sought out by State Leader!

Anne Ostholthoff - Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:07am

Had to share this very positive move to elevate the voices of teachers by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell -- who has proposed the the formation of a Virginia Teacher Cabinet as reported by Mike Humphreys, a U.S....

Add Your Voice to Influence The Ignite Show

Anne Ostholthoff - Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:44am

We are so excited by the responses of so many of you already -- but we need more voices from teachers, parents, students and administrators to help us "build the plane while we fly it!" Go to this link and answer 4...

Adora Svitak gives a TEDtalk.

What Adults Can Learn from Kids

Anne Ostholthoff - Monday, December 17, 2012 - 5:02am

In honor of the voices that have been silenced in CT this past week, I want you to hear this voice of one young woman who is inspiring change in schools all across the country. Adora Svitak, who is speaking in this TED...

A COLLABORATIVE POST: Relevance from the Workplace into the Classroom Part 2

Anne Ostholthoff - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 5:52am

This is the second part of my collaborative post with Sarah Brown Wessling of the Teaching Channel. In this part, Sarah digs in deeper on how teachers can empower students by letting them lead. She speaks to us in her...

Sarah Brown Wessling of The Teaching Channel

A COLLABORATIVE BLOG POST: Relevance from the Workplace into the Classroom

Anne Ostholthoff - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 3:38am

 At the suggestion of some of my close teacher friends, I’ve recently started to get to know Sarah, the Teacher Laureate at the Teaching Channel. This post is started by me here, and will be contributed to a bit later...


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