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February 23, 2015

I Teach for the Money...

In the current educational climate, many people might wonder why people still choose teaching as their profession. Despite the excessive testing and often negative impression of education, there is still very important work to be done. Read on to see why many educators teach.

January 12, 2015

Even the Best Teachers Have Bad Days

How do you deal with the bad days as a teacher? They happen (although we don't like to talk about it), how can you turn a negative into a positive?

November 25, 2014

My Dirty Little Secret...

Being responsible for helping so many students and raising a child is challenging. There never seems to be enough time in the day. Factor in the ridiculously high expectations I set for myself and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a struggle.

October 24, 2014

Who Says Kids Won't Use Libraries?

There are no better places for learning than libraries, so it is well worth the effort to bring students out into the field whenever possible for research. Ever wonder what it would be like to expose students to higher learning before they get there? Try this.

October 15, 2014

Buried Alive: A Cautionary Tale About Piles of Work

Being out of school for any reason other than a break is bad enough because most teachers don't like the miss the teaching time, but the unfortunate side effect is the accumulation of work that needs to be sorted out when you return. Need some creative solutions?

September 24, 2014

Be Present While Building Relationships

It's easy to allow other daily activities to take precedence, as the burden of the days grow longer and the incessant call for data increases. But what good is all that information, if the people it's supposed to serve aren't really getting what they need... our attention? As educators, we always have to put the students' needs first.

September 12, 2014

Getting Into the Groove

Balancing our personal schedules with returning to school is challenging after summer break. Read on to learn some tips to help keep you feeling prepared to be the best version of yourself at work by making time for yourself as you adjust to the school routine.

September 01, 2014

Imagining the First Day of the Best Year Yet

How will you start the new year? What did your first day look like? Engage in a discussion about the promise of a new year and how to keep teaching fresh, always testing our beliefs.

August 22, 2014

Saying No Is Necessary, Sometimes

Do you have a hard time saying "no"? Do you struggle with taking on too many commitments? Read on to get some tips on balancing the joy of helping and the necessity personal responsibilities.

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