Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Cuba and Kids: Education and the Revolution

One benefit of living in Rock Hill is the opportunity to take classes at Winthrop, the local state university. This spring I studied the history of Cuba and, on the class “field trip”, spend 10 days visiting Cuba. We traveled … Continue reading

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PLC in Rock Hill Three

On two recent hot steamy July days 1200 Rock Hill teachers and administrators met at Winthrop University to improve their skills in building “professional learning communities” in their schools. Speakers from Boston to Los Angeles spoke passionately on the power … Continue reading

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Academic Improvement Committee Established

At the August 12 Rock Hill School Board work session Chairman Jim Vining announced the establishment of a Board Academic Improvement Committee.   I am very pleased to be chair with Ann Reid and Terrance Hutchinson also serving.  Our group’s purpose … Continue reading

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Teachers = Engagement = Achievement? IPads?

When Randy Bridges came to RH3 as Superintendent in 2002 he brought with him his strong belief in the power of engagement as espoused by Philip Schlechty.  According to Schlechty we need to change public schools from “places focused on … Continue reading

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