I teach some of them, but am about to finish a principal certification, and am actively used by both schools. I come in contact with freshman on an on-going basis. My action research project (which will also be a work in progress) concerns ninth grade teaming.
James Bowie & Juan Seguin High Schools
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I just realized that we spoke via email last week. Glad to see you joined. I hope some of the discussions, etc. will be helpful. Feel free to start your own forum discussion or blog post, or to respond to anything on here.
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Be sure to read the "Read 1st" tab. I think that will give you a good idea of how to maximize this new network.
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