This page is dedicated to an education related posts that I have placed on The Umenum. Some of the writings go back to my days as a Superintendent of Schools.

At a Loss for Words

They’ve bought into the cueing idea. The idea that a child can read a book without being able to read the words.


It was once said, “It is not enough to be busy; the question is, what are we busy about?” Make no doubt, all schools are busy. What a school chooses to be busy about not only defines the school, but sets each school apart—one from another.

Navigating the Educational Waters of Covid-19

Fortunately, while we now see the storm heading rapidly toward us, we do not need to panic because we can handle the winds and rough seas. We can be prepared.

One of My Proudest Accomplishments

One of my proudest accomplishments came during my first year as a new middle school teacher. I was hired to teach Spanish, but because I did not have a full load, I also had to teach a section of Language Arts and 6th grade math.

So You Are Now an Online Preschool Teacher

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are many preschool teachers who are wrestling with how to keep meaningful contact with their class while not having in person contact.


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About Me

Hello! I am Scott Andersen, Ed.D.. I am father of 8 children and am a devoted educator. While my career path has included time as a photojournalist and software developer, I found my home, when I stepped into a 5th grade bilingual classroom as a substitute teacher. Two days later, I was hired as a full-time teacher. For the past 30 years, I have not looked back or regretted that decision! I now work with districts and state entities to open new schools centered on meeting the unique needs of each learner.

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