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Category Archives: motivation

Are you having difficulty surviving on a teacher’s salary?

Now that I have your attention, let me introduce you to Crystal’s website, survivingateacherssalary.com.  Her latest post included a wonderful “free” poster used to motivate and encourage your young readers … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Are you thinking about homeschooling?

There are so many advantages to home schooling your children.  Independent study allows your child to advance at his/her level of competency, flexible schedules, opportunities for educational field trips, so … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Things to Look for in a Classroom

Are you on Christmas Vacation and wondering how you can make your classroom more effective when you return this next Semester?  Are you a student in college expecting to do … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Will Your Students Remember You?

How do I remember my teachers?  Frankly, I was in elementary school “eons ago” as a student, but I do know how my former students remember me.  I’ve been told … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

If Giving Points was the Only Way to Motivate?

I know that using points for individual or teams in elementary classrooms is used in virtually every classroom these days.  I’ve been told that the rationale behind it is that … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

First Weeks of School

Smart Classroom Management  – Michael Linsin has recently written this wonderful post that gives some wonderful direction for the first weeks of school. I know that I’ve often said that … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teacher’s Serenity Prayer

One of my former parents gave me a yellow rose the last day of school. He felt that I was the first and only teacher who understood his son. So, … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

“The Broken Heart” – for Keely and Cyndi

A few minutes ago, I picked up a book that I haven’t read in quite a while, A CUP OF COMFORT FOR TEACHERS, edited by Colleen Sell. My eyes were … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brain Hacking 203: Having a Big Chunk Brain Library

Here’s a wonderful graphic that you might want to print out and share with your young students. It’s a wonderful way to encourage students to learn and be exposed to … Continue reading

March 20, 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