Jane Peschel
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  • Oregon, WI
  • United States
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If You Want Them To Write, You Have To Let Them Write About What They Know!

Started Oct 5, 2012 0 Replies

I never saw myself as a writer.  During my school days, good work was read out loud to the class and the rest was marked up in red ink.  Once, as an adult, I wrote something that someone said I…Continue

A Week With Children With Autism

Started Sep 3, 2012 0 Replies

I have just finished working with a theater academy designed specifically for children with autism.  It was one of the most profound weeks of my life. I started writing a blog entry on the Saturday…Continue

Tags: Drama, Theater, Autism, Needs, Special

What Students Really Need In Their Backpacks

Started Aug 8, 2012 0 Replies

A new school year begins soon and while many students and parents are busy shopping for just the right school supplies, it's important to take this time to remind them that it's not just about having…Continue

Tags: self-actualization, empowerment, safety, physiological, supplies


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Dealing with the Stress of Change

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 5:06am 2 Comments

Our district is in the middle of many change initiatives that are focused on developing a different accountability system for student learning. The drive is coming from the School Board and is fueled by everything they have been reading in "The World is Flat", "Disrupting Class", and more.

Although small task force groups have attempted to grapple with what needs to change with our current graduation requirements and grading system, the groups fall short of being able to make…


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At 8:33am on February 12, 2010, Brian William Vass said…
Hi Jane,
I thought i would fill you in with a bit of my history. I turned 60 in December. I have been married for 30 years. My wife and I have 4 kids. I started teaching when I was 33 years old, and taught young adults for 17 years. In 2001 I received a Masters Degree in Distance Education and in 2002 I started an online tutoring company.

Over the past 8 years I have spent a lot of time learning how kids learn. I have written a couple of books and more importantly have arrived at some startling conclusions that are aligned with some of the major thinkers in education today.

I had replied to your comment earlier so thought I would add this and hope to continue the conversation when we both have time.
At 6:36am on February 12, 2010, Jane Peschel said…
I am looking forward to being part of this community. Education has been my life and the changes that are happening now are the most exciting of my career! It is going to be great to have a place to talk about it!

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