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Hello Friends and T.G.I.F. 😁 First off, thank you for subscribing to this letter. We’ve made it to Friday once again. If you are a teacher, "Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!" in advance. You're wonderful. What you do matters! Thank You for showing up each day in spite of daunting challenges.

Here are some things I thought were worth sharing this week.

The News

Here are some articles that grabbed my attention.

  • How can reevaluating school discipline help create a more inclusive culture?
  • Students have different thinking speeds. This podcast explores how being mindful of these different speeds can help teachers be more inclusive.
  • There is a national teacher shortage. Almost every state has a “Grow Your Own” program. The goal is to help develop teachers locally, meaning that teacher demographics are more likely to mirror student demographics.
  • This video has been around for a few years, but it was new to me. It’s about Finland schools and how they outperform most others across the world.
  • This School District Principal decides to say it like it is.


Personal Development and Wellness Resources

  • Learn how 15 minutes of mental hygiene can impact your entire day. Lowering your cortisol levels can improve your well-being later in life.
  • The weather is warming up. It’s time to take a bath in the forest. This explains why it feels so good to take a walk in the woods.
  • Teachers are swamped this time of year. We realize that there is still so much left to do in such little time. Here is some advice from a neuroscientist on how to get more done in less time.


Here is a quote I’ve been revisiting this week:

“If anyone tells you that such a person speaks ill of you, don’t make excuses about what is said of you, but answer: “He does not know my other faults, else he would not have only mentioned these.” - The Enchiridion*, Epictetus

Favorite Things

  • 📚 Books - Check out this list of 31 books for students, chosen by students.
  • 📰 Article - Forces and Motion: Model Rocket Challenge and Newton’s Laws Investigation. It’s that time of year again. The launch date is approaching.
  • 👟 Clothes- Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22*. I started to do some running/walking again in an attempt to keep up with my daughter. These shoes offer good support and just the right amount of cushion. Oh, I have some work to do.
  • 🙃 State Testing is Done - This was a long week for my 8th graders. Every year I think, “There has to be a better way.”
  • 🐦 This Tweet: It just fits the vibe for this time of year. There are some interesting responses in the thread.
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