Sometimes we forget the easy influence we have in the lives of those around us. Or maybe we are not even aware of our influence. We live in a world with a lot of critical and hate speech all around us. Some of us even may make a practice of laughing at others when they … Continue reading Educators: Your Gratitude Can Improve the Lives of Your Students!
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.
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
We know without a doubt that teachers are the number one in-school influence on student achievement. Data indicates that in the last 20 years, teacher attrition has nearly doubled. In fact, 16–30% of teachers leave the teaching profession each year. It is estimated by some that school districts now spend $1B to $2.2B per year … Continue reading Teachers Are Going, Going…Gone
In honor of Women's History Month, here are a few famous female educators we want to spotlight: First Lady Abigail Powers Fillmore (1798-1853) Abigail Powers Fillmore began teaching school at the age of sixteen. Not only was she a well-respected teacher, she was also a passionate and enthusiastic lifetime learner. In addition to teaching, … Continue reading Famous Female Educators