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

Professional Educators of Tennessee to Conduct Legislative Survey

Professional Educators of Tennessee is conducting a legislative survey of educators across the state. “We understand that the next Governor and Tennessee General Assembly, both in the state budget and through legislative action need to address important policy areas,” according to Dr. JC Bowman, the association’s executive director. “We continue to hear from our members … Continue reading Professional Educators of Tennessee to Conduct Legislative Survey

Five Ways To Improve School Culture

Here is a scary thought: “the United States prison system forecasts its space needs based on current discipline data captured in our schools.” And even scarier is the fact that “this number has nearly doubled since 1974, with a notable escalation in the mid-1990s as zero tolerance policies were put into place.” (7 Mindsets; Teaching … Continue reading Five Ways To Improve School Culture

Ethics Training for Educators

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.