Email Subscription Problems Fixed

I was made aware of some issues some people were having with the Feedburner email subscription service. The good news is that I believe those problems are now fixed; email updates should be running smoothly again.  The bad news is that those of you who had signed up for email updates will need to sign…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines – Part 3

In Part 1 of our Communication Guidelines, I explained the types of conversations we expect to occur between our coaches and our athlete’s parents. In Part 2, I explained the three types of concerns that we welcome and encourage parents to express to coaches if/when they occur. …and here comes Part 3: Inappropriate Concerns to…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines, Part 2

In the first part of this post, I explained the different items of communication that we expect our coaches to provide to parents and parents to coaches.  Those items are the basic pieces of information that all parents and coaches should be discussing, though, and rarely cause any further discussion or conflict.  Most of the…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines, Part 1

One of the biggest difficulties in being a teacher/coach is how to value input from the parents of our students/athletes.  As I’ve written about before, most teachers/coaches understand where the criticism from parents is coming from: most parents have one person on the team they are concerned about and feel they need to advocate for.…
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Coach Hates My Kid

It’s mid April, and spring has finally sprung (maybe? hopefully?).   For many reasons, spring is the season most often associated with change and newness.  This is true in the world of education as well.   Typically, it’s this time of year that school districts begin to distribute contracts for the next school year, which…
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