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How in the world can we keep good teachers?

“How can we ensure the quality of our schools when we are losing our greatest asset: our teachers?  Three methods of improving teacher retention are: first, increase financial compensation including … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Work smarter as a teacher?

As a full time teacher, I had many days that were 10-11 hours long in my school room!  Just ask my husband!  I was often advised by one of my … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Out of the Mouths of Babes (even in 1934)

Children are children, even in 1934!  Yes, I said 1934!  Here are some examples of wit and wisdom out of classrooms in 1934 that were submitted to Reader’s Digest and … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

52 Mistakes We Make in Schools Every Day and Every Year

Insanity in Education?  If you’ve taught for 5 years or more, I know you’ll agree with this list of mistakes schools and school districts make every year, almost everywhere.  We’ve … Continue reading

April 10, 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

What is the point of school?

How would you answer this question? “The point of school is not to get good at school but to effectively parlay what we learned in school in other learning and … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

How Can You Make Their Writing More Interesting?

Are you a teacher of Writing Skills?  Are you a Home School parent? Are you preparing your students for their semi-annual writing samples? Are they bored yet? I know you’re … Continue reading

February 7, 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