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As a former teacher with thirty-six years of experience, I know about as well as anyone how important education is–and how difficult it is to achieve the best educational outcomes. The greater the need is, the more obstacles seem to block our way. Whether it’s  lack of time, lack of money, lack of systemic support, or some combination of factors, school employees, students, parents and community members all find themselves caught in a maze from which we cannot easily escape.


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The purpose of this website is to contribute in some small way to helping you escape from the maze, or at least be able to navigate it a little better. Like most things in life, it is a work in progress. My goal is to provide an ever-growing collection of onsite resources, including articles and reviews, as well links to offsite resources, all of which could save you time, stimulate your problem-solving imagination, or both.


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By the way, as you browse the site, you will notice that images and a wide variety of other elements always come with credits. To some people, that appears a little compulsive, but I do it because over time a number of students may be on this site , and, with plagiarism being such a big problem, teaching by example is important. I’ll have some good plagiarism materials up soon, and then I’ll add a link to them here.


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Site Navigation

For most people it will not be a challenge to find their way around, but  certain versions of the Android operating system, older IOS versions and a few others can only access the top level menu on a WordPress site.  If you find yourself in this situation,  go to the “Related Pages” widget near the top of the right sidebar. This widget automatically displays any sub-pages (“children”) of the current page you are viewing as clickable links. That approach is a little slower than using the top menu if what you need is a few levels down, but it will get the job done. [If there are no sub-pages, it displays “siblings” (other pages that are children of the page you are currently viewing)].


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Looking for Even More Great Content?

Aside from the original articles you can find here, and the collection of links and other resources, you can find here, I also post a large amount of material on my Facebook education page.


  1. auntiepatch69 says:

    You must be an amazing man!

  2. Nancy Burgess says:

    I love your blog.Great articles.

  3. Valerie Lerma says:

    great articles and very interezsting

  4. Bethany Suire says:

    Great article!

  5. Courtney Alcantara says:

    Well done. Love the site and educational articles.

  6. krysprincess says:

    Your articles are really great on your blog

  7. Nancy Burgess says:

    This is a wonderful site.

  8. Cheryl Everitt says:

    I am eager to learn more from your blog! Thank you.

  9. Geena Jean O'Banion says:

    I like your idea of online resources….we need to be able to reach in another direction, if needed. Your thoughtful and I thank you for your service to students.

  10. I have the utmost respect for anyone who has the patience to be a teacher! Good job! Happy New Year!

  11. This sounds awesome. I am looking forward to the future of your blog site. Education is so important. I wish you the best. God Bless

  12. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with fun and frolic!


    Inspiring Blog

  14. You are a very smart man. I don’t believe teachers take teaching seriously anymore. Which is sad.

  15. hengki says:

    amazing bro

  16. Angela Lombardi says:

    Great Blog!

  17. Liv Jørgensdottir says:

    Every New Year gives you the perfect chance to start something new and fresh. So do your bit this year and make the world a better place for yourself and others. Happy New Year 2017!

  18. Judy Calloway says:

    Great site!

  19. I love your Article.. inspiring..

  20. Nice and helpful blogs… Great Topics…

  21. Celeste Herrin says:

    Thank you so much for the information! Especially the site navigation information! It’s crazy how it works so differently.

  22. jennifer corrado says:

    Education is very important! I have a daughter that just graduated and an 8th grader!

  23. ilaria carraro says:

    thanks for these articles

  24. Lisa Ogle says:

    Well ,although I do love entering giveaways and sweepstakes that is all I really found here. Supposedly there is more, but I have not found it.Sorry but I got bored looking for a article to read.

    • Bill Hiatt says:

      There was kind of an avalanche of giveaways all at once, but there were several articles before them. I’ve been buried in a project from November to now, but I do plan on producing more articles for the site in the future.

  25. Ronald Gagnon says:

    You are a man of many great talents and sage advice..but I take exception to your statement “take care of your computer..and your computer will take care of you”…I agree with this advice…but I believe it also emphasizes a great problem in today’s technological society…the computer has taken away the interpersonal and self thought/expression/interaction of our young people today…where are people skills taught anymore?

    • Bill Hiatt says:

      You make a good point, but it is possible to teach technological skill and people skills. I agree that both are necessary, and that people skills will remain critical no matter what is happening with the technology.

  26. Bonny McDevitt says:

    Simply amazing!

  27. Richard Hicks says:

    I like the layout. Looks good!

  28. Informative and helpful site… thanks for sharing those articles, its a big help to all.

  29. donna l holder says:

    love the giveaways

  30. Donna Holder says:

    A great group of giveaways.

  31. Rebekah Mercier says:

    I really like reading your blog. Thanks.

  32. Rebekah Mercier says:

    U love your blog. It is for sure getting bookmarked.

  33. April Monty says:

    The site looks excellent! Easy to navigate and see everything.

  34. April Monty says:

    Wow some really great content and giveaways! Great page

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