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A Secret-"all that is gold does not glitter"

I have a secret to share.

I am not a fan of garish lighting displays during the holidays.
As I was walking  Pewter, my silver Lab,  last night, I thought about how often educators can be led astray by technology and the latest and shiniest new strategy.  I personally love to share the latest technology with our teachers. But, as @dylanwilliam mentioned, sometimes we stop using what we know works in order to implement something that does not work.

So, then, as we move forward with technology, how do we avoid the twinkly lights and continue to use that which is proven to work? I'm reassured by Tolkien's words.

J.R.R.Tolkien wrote this poem for The Lord of the Rings.

All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost.From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king.[1]