Parent Dress Up

Consistently in polling, educators refer to the heavy workload as being a major factor to why they leave the education profession.  Today educators must also exercise a higher duty of care than most other professionals. Teachers face exposure to liability much greater than does the average citizen.  Teacher burnout is actually an international epidemic. Nearly … Continue reading Parent Dress Up

Maintaining Professional Relationships with Students

Setting and maintaining expectations are key to professional and productive relationships with students.  The expectations must be real and only become vital and meaningful through consequences. These consequences must be proportionate and logical.  For example: A student turns in work that is obviously disorganized and put together at the last minute.  An inappropriate response might … Continue reading Maintaining Professional Relationships with Students

Dream On

Every child should have a dream for their future. Not knowing who or what we want will lead us to becoming someone and something we never wanted to be. As parent or as an educator the greatest gift we give children the belief that if they work hard they can be anything they want to … Continue reading Dream On

Remembering Others This Thanksgiving

As a teacher I used to keep a framed picture in my classroom which said, “Your Life is God’s gift to you. What you do with your Life is your gift to God.” I truly wish every child could hear that repeated every day. And what teachers do with their gift benefits so many children … Continue reading Remembering Others This Thanksgiving