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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

To Teachers on your last week of freedom!

Oh, how I remember these days.  Excitement and stress…excitement because I’m getting to meet my new families and students.  Stress because I’m meeting my new families and students! You read … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Parents, It’s Time to STOP Undermining Our Kids’ Teachers!

Oh, did I love reading this post from Huff Post Parents Canada.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve observed parents “not being parents.”  Calling your child “bud,” “friend,” … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

7 Essentials for an Emergency Teacher Toolkit

Spring-itus is upon our schools already!  Either your students are tired of being shut up in a classroom and Spring Vacation is just around the corner and they (and you) can’t … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Should You Read to Your Middle School Students?

Yes, most students in our Middle Schools can read and are probably not ESOL Level 1.  Do you also agree that pre-school children should be read to on a daily … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Win a Fellowes Classroom Laminator

Hey!  Who wouldn’t love to have their own laminator in your own classroom?  Here’s a way to possibly win this and some more items from weareteachers.com.  You can’t win if … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

How do you Shift from Surviving to Thriving as a Teacher?

So, you’ve been teaching now for almost 3 months.  How are you doing?  If you’re like most teachers, you’ve won some battles, figured out some students, are getting more sleep … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Are Children People?

Of course, they are!  But do they really feel like people or just ignored and/or tolerated? Here’s an article that was featured in the Reader’s Digest, September 1926 (yes, 1926) … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

60 After School Questions to Get Your Child Talking

I’m re-posting this because it’s so timely. Are you at a loss about how to get your child (young or older) to talk about their day at school?  When you … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

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