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About Rich Taibi
Rich Taibi received his Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  In 2007, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Educational Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals.  Rich Taibi began his career in Lindenwold  as a teacher of General Music, Band and Chorus, and  became an administrator in Lindenwold as well.  After 11 years at Lindenwold School #5, he is now an administrator in Glassboro.  Mr. Taibi lives in New Jersey with his amazing wife, Jaimee, two beautiful daughters and two pets (a dog named Fitz, and a cat named Nettle).
About the Curriculum Corner
The Curriculum Corner has been a part of my weekly newsletter to the faculty for years.  As an administrator, one of my priorities is to provide support for my staff by taking the time to synthesize various texts and share some research-based best practices that can be easily integrated into the classroom.  This started with one “bullet” on student friendly writing rubrics, and has grown to include various texts, multiple ongoing “series” and is now online!  The Curriculum Corner also plays an essential role in our professional development as we explore topics such as Danielson’s FFT, Schlechty’s work on student engagement, Writer’s Workshop and the various facets of Balanced Literacy…just to name a few!
My Favorite Authors
  • For School: Rick DuFour & Charlotte Danielson
  • For Fun: Jose Saramago & Kurt Vonnegut
My Favorite Quotes
  • All things are possible with the right heart, mind & data, Lucille Keaton.
  • We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down, Kurt Vonnegut.
  • Children are made readers on the laps of their parents, Emilie Buchwald.
  • Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time, Hebrew Proverb.
My Influences
  • My Grandmother and Grandfather, two of the wisest and most supportive people I have ever known
  • My wife Jaimee, who is always pushes me, and who always sees the bright side of life
  • Benjamin Franklin, the consummate life-long learner, who did it all with a great sense of humor
  • Every student I have ever worked with 
The Curriculum Corner PLN
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/curriculumcorner2014 
Twitter – https://twitter.com/r_taibi 
Prezi – http://prezi.com/user/rhjcggmceiwn/
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/r_taibi/the-curriculum-corner/
My District Homepage
My Weekly Staff Newsletter: The Bulldog Buzz

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