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What can cows in the field teach us?
2016 is on the way! As we get closer to the New Year, I encourage you to make a plan that will support you in your best life. My dad used to say, “Plan the work. Work the plan.” I’ve expanded on that a bit. I say, “Plan your life. Live your plan.” I believe
Let’s do a great thing. Let’s help Goose Creek, South Carolina get a dog park. Spread the word about this online petition that will show the Goose Creek City Council the support for a community dog park. Click here to see the petition.
Big or small, fancy or plain, let’s share! This Friday is Halloween. Weeee Like it? Hate it? Either way, it’s coming. This week instead of me giving the teacher tip I want to hear from YOU. In the comments below share a tip you have for Halloween in the classroom. Big or small, fancy or
3 Easy Steps to Change this Month from Frustration to Joy 1. Set realistic expectations for yourself. Example– if you have parent conferences this month don’t set yourself up for stress and frustration. I was one of those teachers that felt pressured to “get conferences done.” To this end I followed the lead of other
Nightly reflection will change your classroom. When you lay down to sleep each night review three things that went well at school. Then set an intention to recognize three positive impacts you have on students the next day as they occur. As you make this part of your daily practice, you will become more clearly
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Preparations for the end of the school year often cause teachers to start looking for change in their lives. We get antsy – often due to the fact that we are tired. This brings the old “grass is greener somewhere else” feeling into play. If that feeling doesn’t come home to nest with you, then
This time of year, I see so much over teaching. In talking with teachers I hear the concern in their voices and their words let me know it is the looming benchmarks and tests that have them over teaching. No matter what grade you teach, you feel it in the air- the last push