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
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
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
During the holidays, our goal and objective is to have a peaceful gathering of family and friends. Peace is not lack of conflict, it is the ability to manage conflict by peaceful means. But is it possible to simply just avoid conflict when so many are outspoken about their beliefs? Probably not, however, that should … Continue reading Avoiding Holiday Conflict
Christy Ballard is the long time General Counsel of Tennessee Department of Education. Nobody in the state knows Education Law or Ethics in Tennessee better than Christy Ballard. And she shares her vast knowledge.