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Dan S. Martin's Principal Rider

 

Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

-- Roger Staubach

 
 

This is a record of Dan Martin's Education Ride 365. In 2012 he set out to visit all 50 states and speak to educators, and ride 50,000 miles on the Cycle of Education. He did it! The ride is over but his blog remains as a record of the trip.

 

Education Ride 365 One Year -- 50 States -- 50,000 Miles

Goal: 50 States
TX LA MS AL FL GA AR NM AZ NV CA OK KS CO WY MT ND SD NE MO IA MN TN OH PA MA IN ME NY NH VT RI CT WV OR WA AK KY ID UT NC SC IL WI MI NJ DE MD VA HI
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Miles per Month; Goal: 50,000 Miles Total (roll over for details)

 
 
 

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dan.s.martin@edclick.com

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Trends: Race To Nowhere---->Challenging Current Assumptions About How To Best Prepare The Youth Of America For Life

EdConnections Posted by Dan S. Martin
We live in a hyper-paced world.  Most of us are over-scheduled and find it difficult to reconcile what we can do versus perceptions of what we should do.  This is a well-established trend in American society. 

So often, this hyper-pace is extended to our young people and expectations of them...based upon our perception of what will make them successful in life.  This is one guiding theme in a new widely-acclaimed documentary called, "Race To Nowhere."  In their words:

Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations nationwide are hosting community screenings during a six month campaign to screen the film nationwide. Tens of thousands of people are coming together, using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change.


Click above to visit the "Race To Nowhere" web site

I have yet to see the film. 
If you are part of a screening in north Texas, I'd love an invite!

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Keywords: Trends, Race To Nowhere, Expectations Of Students, Counseling, College, School Reform

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Parent Resources: Support For Parents Of A Child Struggling With Drugs And Alcohol

EdConnections Posted by Dan S. Martin
I echo here what I stated in my post on February 19th, entitled "Parent Resources: Provide Inquiring Parents With More Than Words."  As I wrote then:

"As an educator....I wish I would have done more sharing of resources.  That can be the extra step. 

Every year more parents have access to the internet and regular connectivity.  There are many quality resources online for parenting education.  What can make the link between increased online access and a parent utilizing the resources can be an educator who is asked for advice."

Accordingly, here is a resource that is rich with information for parents who are concerned that their child may have an alcohol or drug problem.  Often these are the most difficult cases.



Check It Out!  Pass It On!

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Keywords: Parent Resources, Drugs & Alcohol, Counselors, Counseling, Parent Involvement, Student Health, Discipline

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Trends: Teen Cutting Videos Widely Available Online

EdConnections Posted by Dan S. Martin
The human experience is complex.  Teenagers are trying to figure it all out.  More so than at perhaps any stage of life, this quest often leads to potentially self-destructive behaviors.  Unfortunately, some of these are painfully self-inflicted...and on the rise.  "Cutting" is one of these.

As an administrator, particularly in middle schools, I was associated with a number of students who engaged in this activity.  They are not always troubled souls.  At times, some young people are just too experimental for their own good.  Of course, there are other motivations and explanations.

The article below is interesting and instructive.  Click on the image for the full article from Time/CNN.


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Keywords: Trends, Teen Cutting, Internet Influence On Teens, Counseling, Counselors, Teen Health

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Trends: Stress and the High School Student

EdConnections Posted by Dan S. Martin
The New York Times Opinion Pages has a daily feature called "Room For Debate."  After a brief introduction, six "debaters" address various aspects of the day's topic.  Occasionally they address education matters.  Yesterday their topic was, "Stress and the High School Student."


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Keywords: Trends, Stress, Counseling, Room For Debate, NY Times

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In The News: Teacher & Students Held Hostage By Classmate in Wisconsin

EdConnections Posted by Dan S. Martin
The student who held his teacher and a classroom full of students hostage yesterday for hours was described as: "...well-liked, had no prior law enforcement contact and 'was a good student."

None of the 24 hostages were harmed.  The student shot himself when police stormed the room.  He is in serious condition.


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Keywords: In The News, School Violence, Weapons, Crisis Planning, Counseling

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