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February 07, 2017

No Kidding Around

I believe the word kids can express a genuine warmth and passion for teaching students. You may feel the same. But if you are interviewing with a professional who feels that word is disrespectful, your opinion will not matter.

January 31, 2017

Find "Your Person"

No matter what stage of your career you are in, keep your eyes, ears--and heart--open to finding "your person." Why? Because you are called to a profession with quite a daunting task: educating, supporting, and loving the children and youth who are our future.

January 24, 2017

MEET YOUR BRAND

Today, take ten minutes to create--or better manage--your personal branding campaign. Make this a 3-4 times a week habit and you'll be building a solid, professional reputation in no time. A few ideas to get your started:

January 17, 2017

My Residency Experience: Paying it Forward

I know I owe much of my current classroom success to Louisiana's Believe and Prepare program for providing the support and yearlong residency training that prepared me to be the teacher I am today.

January 10, 2017

A Principal's Challenge

The challenge was great; find teachers who were prepared for a classroom where students came with academic, social and emotional needs. This was a far greater obstacle than I had imagined. The new teachers who we interviewed were naive to the challenges teachers face in a realistic classroom setting: teaching to rigorous academic standards, planning highly effective activities where all students are engaged and challenged, and managing a classroom of students who rely on structures and procedures for their success. Many of those new teachers knew the theory of what it meant to be a highly effective teacher, but the implications of that theory had not been practiced or witnessed first-hand with a master or mentor teacher supporting them in the process.

December 21, 2016

Teacher Support and RTI

Determine what RTI information your school would like to present to staff, as well as the degree of faculty input and discussion needed.

December 13, 2016

Collaborative Teacher Support: "Seeing Is Believing"

Establishing a culture of teacher support begins and ends with support systems that are designed to promote collaboration and feedback among teachers.

November 30, 2016

Teacher Preparation is Evolving

Recently, Louisiana's state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted teacher preparation policies that provide a yearlong residency for all aspiring teachers. These policies will take effect for all preservice teachers in the fall of 2018, but Monroe City Schools is not waiting until then to get involved.

November 22, 2016

Professional Reflections of a Mentor Teacher

Imagine you learn that a loved one is in dire need of an emergency, life-saving surgery. Think of the flood of emotions, anxiety, and concerns you would immediately feel. Now imagine discovering that the doctor slated to perform the operation was in her first year of practice.

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.

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