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 … Continue Reading Devotion: That First Week of School Feeling
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 … Continue Reading A Growth Mindset Continuum
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, … Continue Reading What My 88-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me about Teaching (and Life)
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 … Continue Reading When Student Enthusiasm Fades, Teacher Enthusiasm Must Soar
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 … Continue Reading God Made You
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 … Continue Reading 10 Ways to Thank a Student
The great Dwight Eisenhower.
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 … Continue Reading TED TALK: Every Child Deserves a Champion
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, … Continue Reading One Down, Who Cares How Many to Go!
“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 … Continue Reading Overcoming the Teacher Chart of Doom
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? … Continue Reading A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way
Did you ever have that teacher who looked like they would rather amputate their left leg than be in the classroom that day? That doesn’t exactly make for an exciting … Continue Reading Be an Example of Happiness to Your Students
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” School-wide climate and culture is a major topic in the world of education. We see district and state wide attempts to change that … Continue Reading The Power of Positivity in the Classroom