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Monthly Archives: January, 2017

DIRTY HANDS AND DIRTY BREAD

To all my teacher friends, I just saw this post last year on FB and just had to share it again on my blog. This is the grossest yet coolest … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is there an alternative to homework (doing school work at home)?

Homework has become the step-child of education in some public schools.  How about an alternative that still achieves the same purpose? In fact, most are alternatives to homework altogether, including … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

19 Reading Response Questions to Answer

Enough with the Reading strategies being tested like Compare/Contrast, Main Idea/Detail, etc. etc. etc.!  Why not just ask questions for understanding like: Who did the author write this story for? … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

9 Ways to Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes

Remember that Edison failed about 10,000 times before he invented the electric light bulb?  Okay, it was only 9,999 times!  Anyhow, how can we teach students (and other humans) how … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 4 Comments

50 Crazy Ideas to Change Education

Let’s pretend that you’re attending a Professional Development Day and your Principal opens up the meeting with the question, “What would you change and/or fix in our school and our … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are you a Marigold Among the Thorns

I’ve noticed that this post from over a year ago is consistently viewed by my followers.  Because of this, I thought I’d post it again. Are your friends/co-teachers always complaining … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 10 Comments

Is Poetry a Dying Art in Elementary School?

It’s been my recent experience that elementary level of school doesn’t acknowledge that poetry is a wonderful use of our language and is so full of symbolism and heart.  I’m … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Important Life Skills to Teach our Next Generation

As a parent who succeeded in raising two young men, I was always cognizant of teaching them to be independent and knowing how to live their life by themselves.  I … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is your Principal perfect? Are you a perfect Manager?

Principals should be managers who understand humans.  I’ve had the privilege and blessing to work with an Assistant Principal who was always kind and supportive.  I’ve also worked with Principals … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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