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Work smarter as a teacher?

As a full time teacher, I had many days that were 10-11 hours long in my school room!  Just ask my husband!  I was often advised by one of my Principals that I needed to learn to “work smarter” so that I could leave my school earlier each day.  158 more words

Professional Development Days

A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management

Sometimes a teacher, new or experienced, needs to take notes concerning a student’s behavior both positive and negative.  Walking around with a cell app in use becoming more common. 84 more words

New Teachers

Out of the Mouths of Babes (even in 1934)

Children are children, even in 1934!  Yes, I said 1934!  Here are some examples of wit and wisdom out of classrooms in 1934 that were submitted to Reader’s Digest and published in April 1934.   160 more words

New Teachers

52 Mistakes We Make in Schools Every Day and Every Year

Insanity in Education?  If you’ve taught for 5 years or more, I know you’ll agree with this list of mistakes schools and school districts make every year, almost everywhere.   250 more words

Classroom Management

Teaching is a Calling?

You bet it is!  Truthfully, I became a teacher because “I wasn’t smart enough to be a nurse!”  I’m NOT kidding!  I just wanted to attend college and do something with my life.   270 more words

Mentoring Students

Parents as Servant Leaders

Have you ever wondered how you can teach your children to be servants and encouragers of others?

Bottom line?  They need to see you being a servant leader.   237 more words

Classroom Management

What is the point of school?

How would you answer this question?

“The point of school is not to get good at school but to effectively parlay what we learned in school in other learning and in life.” 265 more words

Professional Development Days