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(By Chris Sharp) Here I am this holiday season, playing a veritable Santa Claus.  In fact, my own Holiday-themed Amazon Books that I have written are all priced now under $10, with one book pr(more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) A much too common experience among teachers like me is that when students finish their assignment, they will come to their instructor and ask: “What do I do now?” (more..)


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A very well established axiom of managing a classroom is that education does not work until behavior succeeds.   That is true – you can’t learn anything when you just let your(more..)


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I may as well tell you at the outset that there will be no little red school houses being built these days.  In fact, the bigger-than-life school houses being built today are practically a rea(more..)


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For our younger Beacon readers, here is a real advantage of having children down the road. With children, you get INVITATIONS to attend “back to school night” twice a year at whatever s(more..)


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To encourage partnerships with parents, the Newhall School District is hosting its 2016 Parent Summit, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Wiley Canyon Elementary School. The Summit provides parents a concise way(more..)


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Valencia, CA – At its Aug. 30 special meeting, the Newhall School District Governing Board appointed Isaiah Talley as its newest board member, representing Trustee Area 4, which encompasses t(more..)


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The College of the Canyons Faculty Association (COCFA) announces its endorsement of Edel Alonso, Jerry Danielsen and Steven Zimmer for the Santa Clarita Community College District (SCCCD) Board of (more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) It doesn’t take much time in a high school classroom these days to see that there is something very new and therefore very odd going on.  In fact, for maybe up to half o(more..)


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Okay, let’s have everyone get out of their self-interested positions for the next several minutes and seek instead the experiences of American fourteen-year-olds on their first days of high s(more..)