Although it may seem hard to let go of old lesson plan books or materials, in order to keep ourselves fresh, no matter how many years we have been teaching a subject, we should always take the time to rethink the way we teach for this year's students. As we improve our practice, so too should our ideas for classroom learning grow and our plans should be updated accordingly.
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April 14, 2016
March 01, 2016
Who do your students most align with, the positivity that joy espouses or the need to think deeply about the weight of the world that sadness reminds us exists? Perhaps it's disgust or fear or anger... whichever it is, be mindful that they need each other to be a whole.
February 11, 2016
Since our roles aren't clearly defined anymore, we must allowed to set our boundaries and actually ask for help when needed. After all, a see-saw will never be balanced with only one person, it needs the weight of someone else to balance it out.
February 09, 2016
There are many obstacles to creating truly collegial environments, but if we take the time to truly listen, our ability to get to that place quicker is more likely. Open communication where colleagues and students feel heard can only inspire deeper understanding of the needs of each person.
February 07, 2016
Regardless of our role in a school community we must be deeply connected with the reasons why we participate in this process so we can enact the most transformational moments possible.
February 02, 2016
Both fearful to leave the comfortable and even more fearful of getting stale or bored. Boredom is where passion goes to die. But what if, all this questioning and waiting is the sign? Only you can know, but there is a big education world out there and sometimes it's better to take the risk.
December 29, 2015
What is your one big goal for this year? How will you accomplish it? Please share
December 27, 2015
What were your top moments of 2015? Please share; I'd love to celebrate with you
December 17, 2015
Practicing non-judgment of our humanness is a necessity as an educator, it functions both as a model of how students can do it for themselves and as a reality check for our normal lack of perfection. Read on to find out how to be gentler with yourself.
December 03, 2015
This voice is the important and knowledgeable built-in device we all have that helps us recognize danger or aids in making quick decisions.