Establishing a foundation is the beginning of what we do in building a relationship. As educators, we take dedicated steps to ensure families have all the information they need at the beginning of the year to support their child/children. Open houses are held where families can come to “meet the teacher,” as well as the … Continue reading Relationships are Built over time
How many channels do you have on your television? Do you watch all of them? Do we need all of these choices? Can you remember a time when the selections on the television were only four or five? You had to be home at a particular time to catch your show because you could not … Continue reading What Channel?
Words of Wisdom, Wednesday Classroom
Everyone in education knows Harry and Rosemary Wong. Their famous book, The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher, is one of the books every practicing teacher has read or heard about in coursework. They believe the classroom's number one problem comes from procedures and routines. It is a solid foundation for … Continue reading Words of Wisdom, Wednesday Classroom
America- Boy’s in Crisis
As an educator for the past two decades, boys have been in academic crisis. “Nearly twice as many boys as girls have trouble reading, are diagnosed with language disabilities, and are referred to special education classes. 41% of children in the United States are not reading at a basic level by third grade, and a … Continue reading America- Boy’s in Crisis
Good Morning, Monday!
Warm up, get those happy thoughts going, and fuel up! This is the time of year I love hot chocolate! Don’t forget the marshmallows! Blessings to a great week! Today I get to start teaching again! So excited for the day to start!
Today I will say….
My blog post on October 27, 2022, began with students saying. Embedded within the post was an article with data collected from middle and high school students. The data in the paper presented the biggest barriers to student learning, according to a new report released by YouthTruth, a nonprofit that surveys K-12 students and families … Continue reading Today I will say….
Less than half of middle and high school students say they have an adult at their school they can talk to when they feel upset. Students are facing depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that are holding them back. However, it is not having that needed support like counselors, school social workers, and psychologists … Continue reading Students Say……
Turn the Light On
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 One of my rules is about feeling safe. As a child, I was terrified of the dark. When the lights went out, I could not see, and what I could not see scared me. How I did … Continue reading Turn the Light On
Is it fractured?
What is wrong with your arm? “I fell outside on my elbow and was sent to the nurse. She looked at it and got me ice. Told me to go to class, but it hurts really bad.” Why didn’t someone tell me? I am right here! MaryAnn can I go ahead and leave, I am … Continue reading Is it fractured?
Safety- Elementary Leaders Please Share
Teaching children about safety is so important. As a focus for all of us this year, we need to make safety in all areas a priority. Safety is not just a simple conversation but a continuation of many discussions. We can begin with a short checklist. Remind students oftenCheck safety lists oftenMonitor online usageTalk openly … Continue reading Safety- Elementary Leaders Please Share