Teaching isn't just a job to an educator, it's a calling. It's passion and commitment and a desire to amplify the voices and dreams of the many children whose lives touch them as much as the educator touches theirs. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
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May 05, 2016
March 08, 2016
As educational philosophy continues to shift based on current research, new teacher programs must reflect the reform in the classroom environment. It seems sad and weird that folks coming out of traditional programs are still learning what I learned so long ago with little modification. This needs to change
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 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.
January 31, 2016
Educators need to be appreciated; it makes all of the challenging parts of the job easier.
January 17, 2016
If we're brave enough to relinquish the control of the questions that dominate and often quell depth of learning among students, they will dive in and take over and even surprise us. They won't be fearful of not getting the right answer because they ultimately aren't looking for one answer when they ask, but rather an open-ended thoughtful experience to share ideas.
October 08, 2015
Just because we've grown up and work as professionals, doesn't mean our learning has ended.
September 17, 2015
When making successful school-wide change happen, it is important to consider how the changes are implemented. Blanket expectations with minimal preparation make work for some, but it likely will create an adverse effect in many. Read on to consider a possible solution to get more people on board with that important change.
July 07, 2015
What do you fear most in moving forward in your educational career? I'm afraid to leave what I do well for something untested, but I'm also excited by it. Read on about the new opportunities coming and how to overcome those fears.