Hello, LYS Nation. This is the 700th post to the column, so as has become a tradition, we will review our progress. First, the review: The 1st post was on Monday, February 16, 2009. The 100th post was on April 14, 2009. The 200th post was on June 10, 2009 The 300th post was on September 2, 2009 The 400th post was on, December 16, 2009 The 500th post was on, April 7, 2010 The 600th post was on, August 2, 2010 The 700th post is today, Friday, December 17, 2010 It has taken 1 year and 304 days to reach the 700 post milestone. The 700 posts represent more than 600 pages of single spaced text. This is the equivalent of about a 2,400 page book. The top 7 key words have been: Leadership (230); Principals (111); Teachers (110); Robert “Bob” Brezina (104); E. Don Brown (94); Campus / School Improvement (71); LYS Nation (68); Instruction (63) The top 3 posts, in terms of distribution, have been: 1 – Readers Ask… More Assessment Questions (11/5/2010); 2 – A Reader Submits… Instructional Strategies (10/19/2010); 3 – More of the LYS Nation in the News (11/23/2010) There have been over 23,850 site hits. There are 691 e-mail subscribers. Thank you! There are now international readers and e-mail subscribers, with the following 9 countries represented: Australia, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, All of this is incredibly exciting; especially when you consider that less than two years ago, every number was 0. A Little Blatant Self Promotion: First, if you like the blog and you haven’t signed up for the e-mail subscription, please do so. I find that it’s easier to write to people than it is to write to web hits. Second, if you like the blog and find it useful, tell three other people. This blog is a much more powerful resource for school improvement when it is a dialogue. Third, if you have not sent in a comment yet, please do so. Education research points out that the act of critical writing actually makes the learner smarter. Let the blog assist you in sharpening your saw. Finally, Thank you so much for reading and responding. This network which started out as a way for just a handful of principals to stay connected has turned into a small nation of board members, central office administrators, campus leaders, and teachers who are focused on redefining what students are capable of. Who knows what we will discuss in the next 100 posts. Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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