Teaching

Sep
24

How Educators Can Break Parkinson's Law and Create a Work-Life Balance - 7 Tips

I propose that teachers show up each day and give it all they've got, but when they get home there should be more restoration, relaxation, personal time, and family time than not.
3 min read
Sep
23

T.G.I.F. Newsletter - Implicit Bias, Proof Points, and the Monkey Mind

A newsletter for teachers and lifelong learners. Topics for this week include implicit bias, proof points, and calming your Monkey Mind.
3 min read
Sep
13

Using Six Word Memoirs in the Classroom

Use Six-Word Memoirs to build community, analyze characters, and summarize concepts.
1 min read
Sep
05

Digging into the Bullet Journal Method to Organize My Teaching Life

Now in my 24th year of teaching, I have managed to become more efficient and productive but feel like I could be doing something more. My kids are older and school stress and responsibility are amping up. I'm hopeful that the Bullet Journal Method can help me out.
2 min read
Aug
26

7 Great Resources That Will Help Students Develop Their Self-Regulation Skills

Teaching students how to self-regulate opens the door to academic achievement.
1 min read
Aug
21

How Teachers and Students Can Use Solitude and Reflection to Achieve Personal Greatness

Using solitude and reflection to become "one percent better" each day.
3 min read
Jul
29

T.G.I.F. Newsletter - Listening to Teachers and Meta-Awareness

A newsletter for teachers and lifelong learners. Topics for this week include listening to teachers and meta-awareness.
3 min read
Jul
24

On Slowing Down

Don't let the desire for speed negatively affect your experiences.
1 min read
Jul
23

Eight Ways to Build Relationships with Students to Start the School Year Off Right

One of the best investments of time a teacher can make is to build relationships with their students. When student/teacher relationships are strong students learn more and teachers are happier.
3 min read
Jul
17

Authentic Positivity

While toxic positivity isn't helpful, I hope our society doesn't become jaded. Positivity is essential and powerful. I just returned
1 min read