Author Archives: Scott Friedman

About Scott Friedman

Reflective learner who enjoys time with his family and cycling. By day, I am the Director of Teaching & Learning for the Nine Mile Falls SD.

And So It Begins……

This quote from Eckhart Tolle has been used throughout time as a way of motivating someone to take action on a job or task they need to complete or just start. Inevitably, one will take action as if the quote … Continue reading

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Complex Times

This is the time, this is the place.  So we look for the future, but there’s not much love to go round.  Tell me why, this is a land of confusion. If you close your eyes you can see Phil … Continue reading

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Anxiety to Growth

We are transitioning to a new evaluation system for both teachers and administrators.  This was something I shared with staff in regards to my transition to the new system. “Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil.” Many people often experience … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Letter

Each year my in my mailbox at home I would receive a welcome back letter from the principal.  Receiving this letter would usually signify that summer was about to be over and I needed to put two weeks of fun … Continue reading

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What is Exemplary Teaching?

We recently concluded interviews for a high school principal position.  I was fortunate enough to be a part of the interview team.  Many of the questions were predictable, but there were a few that caught the candidates by surprise.  One … Continue reading

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Building Community – Identity Day

Community is an extremely powerful aspect of any school and its success.  The community a teacher creates in the classroom can either engage and motivate the most reluctant learner or turn off the most motivated.  The community that is created … Continue reading

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Conquering Fear

  For some, fear is a powerful motivator.  For others, fear can paralyze.  Should fear create paralysis, than conquering that fear can sometimes be insurmountable.  This is where I have been and continued to be for a long period of … Continue reading

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