Facebook, Elephants & RBIs: On Educational Opportunity in Maine
Former student Mike Moore with his father, Doug Moore, at Shead High School's 2016 Graduation.

Facebook, Elephants & RBIs: On Educational Opportunity in Maine

Originally Published: 9 June 2016 (excerpted in the Bangor Daily News) Around this time of year 15 years ago, one of my former students lost his mother. Around this time…

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Never Stop: Hashtags, Teenagers and our Amazing Tigers

While hashtags and social media are completely foreign to some of us in this room, the wonderful young people on the stage behind me have literally grown up with social media. Facebook was released to the world when they were 6, Twitter when they were 8, Instagram when they were 12, Snapchat when they were 13. According to Pew Research Center, “24% of teens go online ‘almost constantly,’ facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones..."

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The Hillside Cemetery Game: Making Literature and Military Service Real

Hillside Cemetery perches above Passamaquoddy Bay a half of a mile from Shead High School. Once we arrived at the cemetery gate, I gathered my students into a group and introduced and explained the day’s lesson. First, I reminded my students to make the most of their time because one day we would all be in a place like this or somewhere similar, and then I sent them off with a challenge. “You have 30 minutes to photograph the gravestones of as many veterans as possible. Go!”

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