Tag: Positivity

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…

What My 88-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me about Teaching (and Life)

Teaching is not rocket science, nor is pretty much anything else in life.  I read a book years ago where the authors explained some of the most complicated ideas, inventions, and concepts using only the the 500 most common words in the English language. …

When Student Enthusiasm Fades, Teacher Enthusiasm Must Soar

Remember all of those first day smiles filled with the anticipation of the first day of school that you witnessed in the faces of your students?  Remember their excitement as they met new friends?  Recall the joy of seeing their new classroom, new books,…

God Made You

As teachers, every day we wear so many different hats.  Often times those hats may be tattered and heavy, and it may seem as we are making no progress in the lives of these children and their families. The following story is a small…

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

TED TALK: Every Child Deserves a Champion

If you have never had the opportunity to listen to this brief TED talk from the late Rita Pierson, indulge yourself and do so!  Her passion for teaching and students is infectious.  Teaching is all about relationships! The link to the TED talk

One Down, Who Cares How Many to Go!

Many teachers and students are wrapping up or have already wrapped up their first week of school. The first week of school is often filled with endless reviews of rules, procedures, and policies. Typically, students also enjoy activities, games, and some outside time as…

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…

A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way

A Little Encouragement Goes A Long Way The first day of school is quickly approaching all across the United States. Perhaps a little bit of panic is setting in? Excitement? Celebration? Hopefully, not dread. The first day of school is always one of my…

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