Tag: Phases of Teaching

Get Out of the Jungle as You Prepare for the School Year

From Definitive to Confident in the Classroom

Last year I went to DisneyWorld.  I could not believe the long lines for rides.  While some of the lines were definitely not worth the wait (Haunted Mansion I’m looking at you), other rides (Splash Mountain) were definitely worth the wait.  This wild ride…

An Encouragement for the Month of May

It’s May!  How did that happen 🙂  It often surprises me how quick the end of the school year comes up as we prepare for the last month of school and into summer. Often, the month of May is the most challenging month of…

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…

Overcoming the Teacher Chart of Doom

“If everything was perfect, we would already be in heaven.” A new school year brings anticipation, excitement, and renewal. For many teachers, the first day of school is one of their favorite days of the entire year. When the first day adrenaline begins to…

FEEDBACK NEEDED: How Do You Overcome the Teacher Chart of Doom?

Many of you may already be familiar with the above chart. After thorough research, the chart displays the general phases of emotion throughout the school year. While a generalization, it strikes a cord with many teachers. I am considering doing a future blog post…

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