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October 24, 2014

Who Says Kids Won't Use Libraries?

There are no better places for learning than libraries, so it is well worth the effort to bring students out into the field whenever possible for research. Ever wonder what it would be like to expose students to higher learning before they get there? Try this.

October 15, 2014

Buried Alive: A Cautionary Tale About Piles of Work

Being out of school for any reason other than a break is bad enough because most teachers don't like the miss the teaching time, but the unfortunate side effect is the accumulation of work that needs to be sorted out when you return. Need some creative solutions?

September 24, 2014

Be Present While Building Relationships

It's easy to allow other daily activities to take precedence, as the burden of the days grow longer and the incessant call for data increases. But what good is all that information, if the people it's supposed to serve aren't really getting what they need... our attention? As educators, we always have to put the students' needs first.

September 12, 2014

Getting Into the Groove

Balancing our personal schedules with returning to school is challenging after summer break. Read on to learn some tips to help keep you feeling prepared to be the best version of yourself at work by making time for yourself as you adjust to the school routine.

September 01, 2014

Imagining the First Day of the Best Year Yet

How will you start the new year? What did your first day look like? Engage in a discussion about the promise of a new year and how to keep teaching fresh, always testing our beliefs.

August 22, 2014

Saying No Is Necessary, Sometimes

Do you have a hard time saying "no"? Do you struggle with taking on too many commitments? Read on to get some tips on balancing the joy of helping and the necessity personal responsibilities.

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