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November 15, 2016

LEGACY AS AN EDUCATOR

I remember my first year teaching and my first superstar moment in Wal-Mart. Every teacher has this moment. Your superstar moment is when you are walking down an aisle in a grocery store or other location, minding your own business and you hear a giggle in the background or a "that's her".

November 08, 2016

Never Stop Learning!!

As educators we are not paid the way professional athletes are but really, do we need to be paid every time we are asked to learn. To grow as an educator, one thing I always encourage professional educators to do is attend professional development opportunities to grow in their craft.

November 01, 2016

10 Tips Guaranteed to Bring You Success Early in Your Teaching Career

Teaching is an amazing profession that comes with many challenges. Here's 10 tips from a teacher to help you have success early in your career.

October 18, 2016

DO GOOD.... STAND OUT

A very quick thought for those of you student teaching or substituting or new in a school. Consider doing something nice that will get you noticed as well as be an "act of kindness". A few examples to get you started.

October 11, 2016

Find a Mentor

A mentor is a valuable resource in preparing for an interview. Most applicants dread the interview part of the job hunt, but a mentor is a person who can sit down and talk about what the important issues are that a hiring agent will ask about.

September 20, 2016

Shall We Dance!!

As a new teacher, you may feel a lot of pressure coming from all directions to achieve success. That pressure may be intrinsic or extrinsic. Don't be afraid to WALTZ into a great first year.

September 06, 2016

Even Superman has Kryptonite

The reality is that we are only human and our Kryptonite may come in the form of a flood, tornado, hurricane, loss of a close friend, a child, or a divorce. As strong as we are, don't be afraid to ask for help or to pursue help

August 30, 2016

What Makes a GREAT Teacher? - A Parent's Perspective

So as I prepare to send my first child out into the big world (your classroom) where she will be surrounded by new children and grown-ups, ready to learn and explore this big world, I share with you what I hope for her teachers.

August 16, 2016

Professional References: Who, Why, and How to make them work for you

As you begin your job search, you may find yourself wondering about references, letters of recommendation, and how to most effectively use both throughout the process. Following are some tips to help you better understand the purpose of each and how to use them most effectively.

August 09, 2016

Student Teaching - Advance your career before it starts!

For most undergraduate Education majors, student teaching will be your most in-depth teaching experience, one that will be featured prominently on your resume and from which you will share numerous examples of your work impacting and educating students. And while student teaching is an incredibly busy, stressful, amazing experience, consider the following to set yourself up for a successful job search:

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