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Teaching is a Calling?

You bet it is!  Truthfully, I became a teacher because “I wasn’t smart enough to be a nurse!”  I’m NOT kidding!  I just wanted to attend college and do something … Continue reading

March 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

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 to Make a Movie Trailer for a Book

YouTube, TV. videos, gaming, movie theaters, are all influencing our children and students.  How can we get them back to reading books and other print literature? Here’s a really wonderful … Continue reading

March 1, 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

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

Don’t you just hate Data Day?

I’m sure you’re one of most teachers who absolutely dislike Data Day.  We always had this Day after our first assessment tools were given in the Fall.  Our local district … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

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