Enjoy holiday treats in moderation. Of course, when your aunt/mother/friend brings over a batch of your favorite cookies, you are going to want to have one. That’s fine. But when random food from unknown places shows up in the teacher’s lounge, avoid it. Save the calories for treats you really want. Meal plan and freeze … Continue reading 13 Tips for Educators For Maintaining A Work-Life Balance During the Holiday Season
As an educator, I’m thankful for: Students who, without fail, say “good morning” to me every day The feeling I get when I finally reach the bottom of a stack of student essays The look on a student’s face when they finally “get it” Three-day weekends The deductions from my paycheck which mean I have … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons We Are Grateful to Be Educators
This week we are discussing how to increase parental engagement in the classroom. Here are a few tactics that I used to draw in Kindergarten/First Grade parents... I gave a 30-minute talk with Power Point, hand-outs, books, and other pertinent materials entitled “How Can I Make Sure My Child Learns to Read?” We often assume … Continue reading Parental Engagement Tactics
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It’s time to stop blaming and criticizing teachers and start thanking and acknowledging them. Our schools reflect society, and society has undergone a dramatic shift from previous generations. A typical classroom today consists of many students with severe behavioral problems, limited knowledge of English usage, emotional and psychological difficulties, learning disabilities and attention-deficit disorders. And … Continue reading Teachers Deserve Our Thanks