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Is your teaching interesting?

“Summertime and the living is easy.”  I can hear you singing even now.  🙂  What better time then to compare and contrast your teaching methods?  For instance, you probably can … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 2 Comments

Does Your School Stink?

I recently read a post from Jill Jenkins that is so similar to my experience this past week. Like Jill Jenkins, I recently attended the Retirement Party for one of … Continue reading

May 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Personal Opinion…teachers are striking for more tools NOT increased salary!

I’ve heard that “once a teacher, always a teacher” and it’s so true!  I taught in both public and private schools for over 40 years.  One of the most frustrating … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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