Retention: It’s Not Your Decision


It’s that time of the year again: Parents are starting to receive notices that their children are at risk for being retained. So what do you do?  Who do you talk to? In the State of Florida, the principal has sole decision making authority as to whether or not the student is retained except, of […]

How I Approach Instructional Differentiation


Classroom management: we all know the very phrase conjures up a myriad of ideas, thoughts and how to improve upon it. One of the most elusive facets of managing a classroom is how to achieve diversification of student learning. Most of us will find that no one learns in the precisely the same way. The […]

What Makes My School Unique?

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When I think of The Broach School in St Petersburg the first thing that comes to my mind is a huge and diverse family, one where anything and everything can and more than likely will be said and done. A family will not only seek the absolute best from each other, but they do so […]



One of our students recently made a breakthrough in a very unexpected way. Like many other discoveries, this one too came as a surprise. In my English class, we had recently begun practicing cursive so students would be able to not only sign their names, but pick up a new way of thinking and writing. […]



Easy, quick answer: THE STUDENTS!! The day-to-day interactions, the chance to teach them something I’m passionate about (history, social studies), the opportunity to be a positive male role model in their lives is something that makes coming to work easy. I love the actual “teaching” aspect of this job; when I’m explaining something to a student […]

CES testimonial


I am writing you because I want you to know that my boy, Roman, who is only in 11th grade, passed the admissions testing (PERK) at Pasco-Hernando State College

Dedicated To Make All Students Better Readers


It’s been a great start to the school year so far and hard to believe 2 months have passed by already. Before you know it, Christmas will be here, and then everybody will be getting excited about Spring Break. I’m pleased to say that two months into the year, we have begun our mission to […]

Is your child with autism ready to start school? Here’s some advice.


Source: Autism Speaks The post below is from school psychologist Dr. Peter Faustino, New York Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and member of the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee. Dr. Faustino co-founded the Student Clubs for Autism Speaks at Fox Lane Middle School, which helps further the mission of Autism Speaks […]