Thoughts by PACE is a collaborative blog with guest authors and PACE member contributions.  Sometimes we will feature interesting videos, newsflash items and articles from leaders in education innovation.  Our blog is meant to be informative and where opinions are given, they are the opinion of the author and of PACE.

November 15, 2018

The PCSD Board of Education is requesting input on the performance of Mike Schmidt as Interim Superintendent and also on the combination of the roles of superintendent and principal. Please e-mail board members at with your comments. If you pr...

November 1, 2018

Check out this article from Sir Ken Robinson.  This is an article about the transformation of an ELEMENTARY school in Massachusetts that employed 6 security guards and no backpacks could be carried for the fear of students carrying in weapons. 

From the article:


October 2, 2018

Check out this You Tube video!  Hang in there for this one at about 5 minutes in the students really open up, just a few highlights:

"Your self-worth is in the percentage number"

"When you see yourself declining you just want to give up"

July 25, 2018

Simon Sinek says “There are only two ways to influence human behavior, you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” Check out this post from Caitlin Tucker great questions for our district!

June 28, 2018

PACE's summer reading is What School Could Be.  Are you needing some other great summer reads?  Check out this list!

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