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Dec

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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This holiday season is looking different than in years past—and we are all looking for new ways to bring in the cheer. Are you holiday decorating more this year than you usually do? Are you thinking of new traditions to implement? Any sweet baked treats wafting through the kitchen? This year we invite you to […]

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Dec

Teaching Character Through Literature: Humility

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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DaywaltThis is a humorous book with fun illustrations about crayons who become conceited and start complaining about their purpose in life. Duncan, the main character, helps address each issue and the crayons learn to value each other and cooperate. (For ages 3+) Three Cheers for Tacky by Helen LesterTacky is […]

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Nov

Life After Teaching Does Exist

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link, a small commission may be paid. Life After Teaching For several years, we read news about teachers leaving the profession. Now we hear more stories due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Educators are under a tremendous amount of stress and emotionally drained. Some may not […]

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Nov

Teaching Character Through Literature: Gratitude

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“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”— G.K. Chesterton GRATITUDE: Being thankful and showing appreciation for those in our lives and for what we have and receive. Catch Phrase: Say thank you as much as possible. We have so much to be grateful […]

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Oct

Teaching Character Through Literature: Kindness

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“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”— Amelia Earhart KINDNESS: Recognizing that relationships are core to who we are becoming, and therefore being tender, courteous, helpful, forgiving […]

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Sep

Working in Schools During a Pandemic Requires GRAPES

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link, a small commission may be paid. Working in Schools During a Pandemic Teachers and school administrators are nearly at the end of their ropes. Many don’t recognize or seem to know the professional or emotional needs of teachers and school administrators. This is especially […]

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Sep

Teaching Character Through Literature: Diligence

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“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”― Rudyard Kipling DILIGENCE: Committing to doing tasks with excellence and persevering with determination and patience to complete tasks in spite of difficulties and discouragement. Catch Phrase: Do your best; don’t give up! This weekend my husband and I spent Saturday morning doing […]

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Aug

Teaching Character Through Literature: Resourcefulness

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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”― Audrey Hepburn RESOURCEFULNESS: To act effectively and imaginatively, to use information and available resources wisely and efficiently. Catch phrase: You can figure this out! The character trait this month feels like more of a rallying cry for parents trying to navigate this summer and next school year—You […]

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Jul

Teachers Are Not Saviors of Our Nation During COVID19

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link, a small commission may be paid. Teachers Are Not Saviors COVID19 continues to change and affect our lives in many ways. The virus is prominent in almost every facet of our lives, including the public and private educational systems. Currently, the national debate about […]

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