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On my first day of teaching, I was excited but really scared. I’d been hired just four days earlier – as a math teacher.  I’d been an English major in college, had just enough math to squeak by on an emergency certificate. 906 more words

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Day 2: Library Open House

Tonight we had an open house for our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade parents. The library was a

common meeting ground for parents and past students to meet up and spend some time relaxing. 165 more words


Day 1: Welcoming New Teachers

This year we have added six new faces to our amazing staff. None of the teachers are “brand spanking new” however they are all new to the district and new to our building. 162 more words


Back to School: Setting Expectations

No matter how versed you are in your content area and pedagogy, one of the most important things of the true art of teaching is having the ability to maintain control over a group of people. 364 more words

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Relationships & Organizational Effectiveness

Yesterday, I welcomed a group of new teachers to Cowley College. For several hours, I engaged them in a series of discussions and activities. The apparent purpose varied throughout the day. 283 more words


"Wellll...You Chose this Profession..."

One of my best friends and I were sitting around talking and the conversation turned to IEPs. Let me put this in perspective. My friend is a Spec.Ed supervisor and I am a 5th grade teacher. 26 more words

Elementary Education Blog


In my early years as a teacher, I’d occasionally find myself in a confrontational situation with a student.  The trouble with a confrontational mindset is that neither person feels he or she can back down without loss of face.   1,143 more words

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