March Reading Madness Round 2

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The Winners Are In!  Time for Round 2! Your votes have been counted, and we are moving to round 2 of SURN’s March Reading Madness!  Please take a minute and vote for your favorite books.  Only the books with the top votes will advance to round 3!  Please also share with your colleagues and students […]

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Another Visit to a P4C School

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Another stop in the UK for Jan and Jenny involved traveling to London’s East End to visit a school that is using P4C. In this session, a video was used as a stimulus to get students to generate questions for discussion. One student recorded the following question for her group- see images. The school has […]

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Another Day in The UK

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As SURN Director, Jan Rozzelle, and Assistant Director, Jenny Hindman, travel through the United Kingdom to visit schools they may visit for the 2016 Study Tour, they have been building relationships with school leaders. They are learning about how these schools are using research and practices Jan and Jenny engaged in conversation with Jill Harland and Jo […]

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SURN Observes P4C!

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As SURN Director and Assistant Director, Jan Rozzelle and Jenny Hindman travel through the United Kingdom to visit schools they may visit for the 2016 Study Tour, they have been building relationships with school leaders. They are learning about how these schools are using research and practices Jan and Jenny traveled to see two schools in […]

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SURN Around the World

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Jan Rozzelle and Jenny Hindman, SURN Director and Assistant Director, have been spending this week in Edinburgh. They had an amazing conversation with The Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School  teacher and class guardian, Dr. Mark Burgess, who described the values and hallmarks of a Steiner Education. Dr. Burgess trained for two additional years to become a Steiner teacher. […]

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It’s Time for March Reading Madness!

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Welcome to SURN’s March Reading Madness Twenty books go head-to-head in this exciting twist on March Madness.  Welcome to SURN’s first annual March Reading Madness!  Starting on February 24th and continuing throughout the month of March, you get to vote on which book you think is the best.  There are six rounds over the course […]

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Happy New Year!

SURN is excited for 2015 and everything that this new year brings with it! One piece of exciting news is SURN’s recent creation of a Twitter account, making it easier than ever to share resources and ideas with our followers. Do you have a Twitter? Follow us! Also, if you haven’t already done so, like […]

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Congratulations!

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SURN partners have been busy celebrating many accomplishments!  At the recent School of Education Awards Ceremony, Rachel Ball received the SURN Virginia L. McLaughlin Collaborative Leadership Award. This award was established by SURN to honor Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin for her tenure as Dean of the School of Education.   Angie Seiders, SURN Principal Academy […]

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A review of “The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi”

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Book Review by SURN Logistics Planner and Research Assistant, Tia McClenney I have studied Nazi Germany since I was 7 years old but Neal Bascomb’s “The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi” introduced me to an aspect of the war to which I hadn’t been exposed. […]

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Start a Reading Revolution in Your Classroom!

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How often do your students make true connections to what they are required to read in the classroom?  Do your students react with boredom or frustration when you want them to read?  If so, consider flipping your class through the power of blogging! There is so much value in what we want our students to […]

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