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7

Aug

The Benefits of Teacher-Led Professional Development

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The Benefits of Teacher-Led Professional Development Professional development (PD) is an opportunity to increase our knowledge and skills as educators. Yet, we sit in PD sessions where we wonder when will it end. Or we attend mandated PD where topics have nothing to do with our school’s goals or school improvement plan. Sometimes, we wonder […]

26

Jul

Public Perception of Education and Teachers

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Public Perception Teachers have a difficult but rewarding job. Sometimes, they feel underappreciated for the service they provide to students and families across this country. Public education continues to take hits in the media. The public perception of education and teachers often seems negative. Sometimes, it feels like the ills of society are somehow the […]

10

Jul

Educators Need Social-Emotional Learning, Too.

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  Social-emotional learning is all the rage in education. However, the focus is mainly on the children and not on the adults. Rarely is it discussed the possibilities of addressing the social-emotional needs of educators. It is time to explore how social-emotional learning for the adults can positively change the field of education. It is […]

26

Jun

Recovery and Rediscovery: Find Time for Yourself

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  Educators across the country look forward to the summer months. During this time they can unwind a bit and try to get some personal things done. So, why not look at the summer months a little differently. Look at this season for recovery, rediscovery and how to find time for yourself. The last blog […]

31

May

School’s Out for the Summer: Reflect, Refresh and Reboot!

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Reflect, Refresh and Reboot It’s June! For teachers and educators, school’s out for the summer. It’s time to reflect, refresh and reboot. For six to eight weeks, there are many possibilities and opportunities waiting for you. You have probably made a to-do list of all the things you wanted to do during the school year. […]

5

May

Create a Quiet, Sweet Spot at Home

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Quiet Space Teaching is a hard job! Some days are harder than others. Depending on the day and time, you just want a quiet, sweet spot to hide out. Most teachers create a quiet or time out space in their classrooms. These spaces are designed for the students. Therefore, you have no place to seek […]

26

Apr

Three Strategies to Ease Tensions and Improve Teaching and Learning

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  What Gets in the Way of  Teaching and Learning Teaching and learning are the two most important aspects of education. Sometimes, adults will get in the way of teaching and learning.  Recently on a Facebook group, someone asked, “what stresses you out about the field of education?”  Surprisingly, most responded that the adults, not […]

14

Apr

You Need to Find a Hobby!

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You Need to Find a Hobby “You need to find a hobby?” Has anyone ever said to you,   If so, what was your response? It probably went something like this. “ I know but it’s never enough time.” Or your response was, “I’m too busy taking care of everyone else. I don’t have time […]

5

Apr

Bouncing Back from the Bottom: Learning from Failure

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What is Failure? At some point in life, everyone experiences failure. Yes, failure and hitting the bottom is a part of life. While looking up from the bottom, I’ve learned a few lessons. However, failure means different things to different people.  According to Dictionary.com definitions include: Lack of success or proving unsuccessful Non-performance of something […]

30

Mar

Calm Yourself Down! Five Easy Tips to De-Stress

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Stress showed up early! It’s one of those days. You need to calm yourself down. Getting out of the house was a hard sale. Your own kids didn’t want to get out of bed this morning.  Traffic was jammed pack and a thirty-minute drive turned into an hour. Stepping into the school, you hear the […]

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