Tag: reflective teacher

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…

Just Keep Growing

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…

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…

Child of God

I think we can all identify.

Journaling: A How-to Guide for Teachers

To kick off 2016, we talked about the importance of reflection as a teacher.  So often we can get bogged down in the day to day rigor of just being a teacher.  Think about what goes into your day after you finish teaching.  Grading…

Thought of the Day

Resolve to Grow as a Teacher

A new year often brings a new focus.  Typically, this focus comes in the form of New Year’s resolutions.  Often our New Year’s resolutions center around personal promises to ourselves, our family, or our wellbeing.  It is rare that our resolutions center around professional…

10 Questions to Increase Engagement with Your Students

Having a tough time grabbing your students attention for a particular class?  Try reflecting on these questions as your prep for your lesson. What is the big idea for my lesson? How can I incorporate movement into this lesson? Can I incorporate a dramatic,…

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…

The Most Valuable Feedback in the World is Your Students

“We all need people who give us feedback.   That is how we improve.”                                                              …

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