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A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management

Sometimes a teacher, new or experienced, needs to take notes concerning a student’s behavior both positive and negative.  Walking around with a cell app in use becoming more common. But, … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Parents as Servant Leaders

Have you ever wondered how you can teach your children to be servants and encouragers of others? Bottom line?  They need to see you being a servant leader.  If you’re … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

6 Ways Students are Braver than We Give Them Credit For

Have you ever taught a child whose mother has just left her family to return to her homeland and does that on the exact morning that my student has to … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Respect is Expected from Teachers, Also!

I’ve shared this post from J. Jenkins earlier this year but I believe it’s worth re-posting.  Why?  Because I’ve heard teachers hollering at their students again!  We hear even today … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Want to spend some time in Finland in November?

I’m not kidding.  Finland has long been the most progressive and successful public education system in the world!  Have you ever wondered why they are so successful?  Could it be … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

What do you do when your child hates school?

Of course, the answer to this question is to ask some questions of your own. Ask for explanations and descriptions before calling the teacher. Whenever I received this type of … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Stop the Attack on Teachers and Schools”

If you’ve been teaching for more than 10 years or so, you’ve seen the slow and yet strong deterioration of #respect for teachers in our society. Way too many parents … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Homeschooling Made Easy? Stressed? Challenging?

Our friend from long ago, #Lea Ann Garfias, has a blog that is really encouraging to #homeschooling families. Do you feel stressed out and worried about how good you are … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teaching vs. “Real” Jobs

Look at this chart and let me know what you think.  I know it’s so true!

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Are you a marigold among the walnut trees?

I recently saw a wonderfully encouraging post on Twitter by Jennifer Gonzalez.  Her post attempts to motivate and encourage new teachers to be a marigold flower on your teaching team. … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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