Tag: Climate & Culture

To My Faculty

While we seem so far apart right now, we still are so close.   It feels like a year since I’ve seen Valorie excitedly run and get a book from the library, or seen Kenya get ready for another day of Math (hogging the…

The True Effect of the Coronavirus on the Classroom

A teacher’s perspective on the true effect that meeting virtually has on teaching.  

Devotion: That First Week of School Feeling

Many of us have returned to the back to school routine these past few weeks while some of us are about to embark on that journey very soon.  The beginning of the school year is often met with smiling students, happy teachers and parents,…

A Growth Mindset Continuum

Education, like any other field, is big business.  Companies involved with education love to come up with focal points every year so they can sell more stuff.  It’s kind of ugly to think of profiting off education, but it’s reality.  The big buzzword this…

It’s All About Relationships

Easter Monday?

Creating an Easter Sunday Mindset in our Classroom the Entire Year He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed! The euphoric, emotional high that is felt by Christians throughout the world on Easter Sunday morning is intangible.  On one day of the year, we unite…

Boys Don’t Need SuperDad, They Just Need Dad

Boys don’t need dads that are there, they need dads that are “there.”

Qualities of an Effective Leader

For those of you, like myself, who like a simple visual.

10 Ways to Thank a Student

10)  Tell Them Nothing beats the ol’ fashion look ‘em in the eye and “thank you.” 9)  Stickers anyone? Not as a reward, but as a quick and easy thank you.  Everyone loves stickers. 8)  Write Them a Personal Note Stick it in their…

Methods of Leadership

The great Dwight Eisenhower.

Teacher Wisdom #3

Are You Reaching for the Sky in Your Classroom?

I often tell my teachers that it is never too late in the school year to change something.  While there are a few major items, like curriculum, that deserve our full attention during the summer months, most aspects of classroom instruction can be changed…

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