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What’s New(s): 5/1 – 5/7

What’s New(s): 5/1 – 5/7

Another week, another batch of sweet science summaries! Here’s What’s New(s) in science! Nike Narrowly Misses the Mark: 63 years to the day after the first sub 4 minute mile was accomplished, runners Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge, and Zersenay Tadese attempted to be the first to run a sub 2 hour marathon. Let’s just remember that a marathon is 26.2 MILES LONG. To finish that in less than 2 hours, a runner would have to keep up a mile pace of…

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Improving School Improvement

Improving School Improvement

The announcement of a school improvement day is usually met with a resounding and unified sigh as teachers prepare to spend an entire day talking about things that may or may not happen, depending on the time of the month and the weather in Antarctica, as well the rotation of the Earth compared to Saturn’s rings…. OK maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration, but more often than not, school improvement days need some improving themselves. This year, our district…

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Creating Department Schedules

Creating Department Schedules

Ahhhhh, spring is in the air. The sun is peeking through the clouds and temps are reaching a toasty 55 degrees (this is Northern Illinois – 50 degrees is basically summer). Students are starting to get squirrely and I can’t even blame them. I find myself wanting to go outside and not cross things off my lengthy to-do list. But alas – this is life. Things must get done. Snap back to reality…(Oh there goes gravity….anyone? ANYONE?!). As the school year winds down,…

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