This past week I posted a message about being careful of not depleting your energy and making sure others around you are adding value to your life. I have also posted a message about the choices everyone makes and the importance of teaching these to students. I was told once that I may have small-town … Continue reading Wednesday Words- Give and Take
Phone ringing…My daughter is on the phone with a flat tire on her way to school. She is the teacher, so time is precious. My son-in-law is on the way to the rescue. The older two kids were on the bus to school, but the younger one was on his way to me with his … Continue reading Start the Day with…….
From P.E. to culturally responsive teaching, the finalists all find ways to connect to their students. — Read on http://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/meet-the-5-teachers-being-considered-for-national-teacher-of-the-year/2023/01 I want to say I am so excited about the work all of these teachers are doing and I would have a difficult time selecting just one. This is teaching! We need more and more … Continue reading Meet the 5 Teachers Being Considered for National Teacher of the Year
Power generates a great deal of conversation. When you see the word power, what is the first thing you think of? The power we use daily, the power we seek to have, the power of others, or how to gain power? Power to Fuel Our Daily Lives “According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, most … Continue reading Generating Power
February 1st, 2023, is World Read Aloud Day! April 12th will be D.E.A.R. Day. Drop Everything and Read Day was created to celebrate U.S. author Beverly Cleary. These days are great to do with your classroom, school, and community. This year marks the 13th anniversary of World Read Aloud Day. TeacherGoals is celebrating in style … Continue reading World Read Aloud Day
What is on your reading list? Can you imagine if you were told what books you could and could not read? You go to the checkout at the bookstore or the library and are told, “I am sorry, this is not at your reading level.” You were so excited about reading the book, and you … Continue reading Teaching Tips- 3, 2023
Teaching and learning are a priority. This is our number one concern in helping to build a strong foundation. Our focus is not to seek those who are seeking to answer correctly but to continue to question and seek. To continue to grow, we need those who will search for new ideas, find discoveries, explore, … Continue reading Our Attention
How it begins In the beginning, we dedicated efforts to ensuring families had the information needed to help their children to succeed. We did this by hosting open houses and “meet the teacher” events to introduce ourselves, create great first impressions, and start the steps forward on the path to building relationships with families. During … Continue reading Keep talking, connecting and listening
As a child, I can remember having horrible nightmares. Thank goodness they were just dreams, and I could be comforted to realize I was safe. When others have these terrifying moments in life, who helps to comfort them? There are many things in life today that can cause us to feel overwhelmed, frightened, nervous, and … Continue reading Terrifying Thoughts-Do you have them?
What do I mean by my quote? When you read this, what does it say to you?