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February 26, 2019

The Humanity of Homeroom

I learned a long time ago that students don't want to learn from someone they don't like or from someone who has no interest in their lives or their stories. As educators, we must be purposeful in establishing these relationships and having day-to-day interactions with students. Homeroom provides the perfect opportunity to lay the foundations of this important work.

February 14, 2019

Why We Are All Up in our Feelings About Teaching

I #LoveTeaching because I love the kids: their incredible hearts, and the gift it is to be that adult who has the chance to know them.

January 24, 2019

The Truth About Time

Regardless of how you choose to view time, return to the classroom this semester with this in mind: it takes a mere moment to change a child's life. A few seconds, really. The right words. The right silence. The right attention. Seconds.

September 24, 2018

What to Do About Disengaged Students: Wisdom Begins in Wonder

What would happen if we took a different approach with disengaged students?

July 05, 2018

What Prevents Deserving Students From Accessing Their College Dreams

There's a barrier to some promising students looking for college financial assistance. But there's also hope.

June 25, 2018

Can Students' '-isms' Strengthen the Learning Process?

Education needs to have a sense of urgency in regards to personalizing the learning experiences for today's students.

June 12, 2018

Discussing Career Plans With Students? Don't Overlook the Skilled Trades

It's time to get rid of the social stigma around technical and vocational education, says one mom and award-winning educator.

June 05, 2018

Don't Use Gimmicks to Motivate Students

Do rewards and learning incentives actually harm our students?

May 31, 2018

A Classroom Strategy for Improving Student Mental Health

What's one step that teachers can take improve student mental health? Find out from an award-winning teacher.

May 24, 2018

Enough With the 'End of Year' Countdowns

Teacher Darbie Valenti reflects on her own childhood to explain that while the end of the year is a time of celebration for most, it's a time of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty for countless others.

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