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.
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December 17, 2015
November 17, 2015
Being Zen in our daily practice can sometimes be hard, but we must be deliberate in our choices to provide ourselves the space to find some peace to make it all manageable. Read on to learn about one way how from the Zen Teacher.
November 15, 2015
Imagine being able to bring students into the learning, immersing them in the worlds they are exploring for "real". Google Expedition makes it possible.
November 08, 2015
Who knew that promoting your personal brand could be a potential conflict of interest with your job? Read on to avoid the pitfalls.
November 05, 2015
Want an activity that allows students to get their voices heard AND address issues being studied? Try this activity.
November 01, 2015
Have you ever got caught not knowing? Did the warmth overtake your usual composure? What if we flipped that experience and made it into a positive? What if I said we have to, to help kids know that learning doesn't always happen the first time? Read on
October 29, 2015
The best ways to get students to take risks is by modeling what that looks like, unafraid of the potential failure. The most important gift we can share with students is the transparency of our choices and how to bounce back from the missteps.
October 27, 2015
Risk taking can be dangerous work, but if we don't do it, then we die in our stagnation and our students' successes die with us. How can we boldly leap in front of the flames and make the needed changes to ensure continuous growth? Check this out.
October 22, 2015
In every classroom there is diversity. It's tangible in what we see and must impact the way we teach. Engaging each child in a meaningful way requires relationships, flexibility and a willingness to empower those who aren't often used to being in charge of their own learning.
October 20, 2015
If we want to raise motivated and confident learners, we must take the time to teach students how to self-advocate. Here are some tips.