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May 05, 2016

Teachers vs Educators: Which Are You?

Teaching isn't just a job to an educator, it's a calling. It's passion and commitment and a desire to amplify the voices and dreams of the many children whose lives touch them as much as the educator touches theirs. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

April 19, 2016

Give Yourself Permission to Take a Break

If you're like me, there's always something to do and never enough time to get it all done. So the idea of taking a break is almost foreign. Being both a parent and an educator fills my life with an abundance of important tasks and learning that certainly keep me busy and that doesn't include my pro...

April 14, 2016

Declutter Your Classroom, Declutter Your Life

Although it may seem hard to let go of old lesson plan books or materials, in order to keep ourselves fresh, no matter how many years we have been teaching a subject, we should always take the time to rethink the way we teach for this year's students. As we improve our practice, so too should our ideas for classroom learning grow and our plans should be updated accordingly.

March 01, 2016

Help Students Understand the Emotional Impact of Change

Who do your students most align with, the positivity that joy espouses or the need to think deeply about the weight of the world that sadness reminds us exists? Perhaps it's disgust or fear or anger... whichever it is, be mindful that they need each other to be a whole.

February 11, 2016

Is Your Seesaw Off Balance?

Since our roles aren't clearly defined anymore, we must allowed to set our boundaries and actually ask for help when needed. After all, a see-saw will never be balanced with only one person, it needs the weight of someone else to balance it out.

February 09, 2016

Truly Listen: Solutions May Follow

There are many obstacles to creating truly collegial environments, but if we take the time to truly listen, our ability to get to that place quicker is more likely. Open communication where colleagues and students feel heard can only inspire deeper understanding of the needs of each person.

February 07, 2016

Sharing #WhyITeach, Wondering Why You Do

Regardless of our role in a school community we must be deeply connected with the reasons why we participate in this process so we can enact the most transformational moments possible.

February 02, 2016

Your Educational Journey: Is It Time to Evolve?

Both fearful to leave the comfortable and even more fearful of getting stale or bored. Boredom is where passion goes to die. But what if, all this questioning and waiting is the sign? Only you can know, but there is a big education world out there and sometimes it's better to take the risk.

December 29, 2015

Gearing Up for 2016

What is your one big goal for this year? How will you accomplish it? Please share

December 27, 2015

Top 11 Moments of 2015 - Momentum to Build On

What were your top moments of 2015? Please share; I'd love to celebrate with you

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