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Defining your WHY – Keep Yourself Inspired as a Teacher

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I’ve been reading Simon Sinek’s book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. After reading his second book, Leaders Eat Last Deluxe: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, I was so inspired that I had to read his first book, Start With Why. Although most of the book has […]

My Affirmations as an Educator – Reminding Myself of the Educator I Want to Become

My Affirmations as an Educator – Reminding Myself of the Educator I Want to Become

I am a big believer in affirmations. Affirmations are statements that I say to myself each morning to remind myself of the educator, leader, parent, husband, co-worker, and friend I want to be. I find that the more I say them, the closer I get to becoming that person identified by the affirmations. For example, […]

After 23 Years of Teaching, It’s Over. Stepping Out of the Classroom and Into Administration

After 23 Years of Teaching, It’s Over. Stepping Out of the Classroom and Into Administration

Well, it happened. I was hired as a Student Advisor at another school. What’s a Student Advisor? Thank you for asking. A Student Advisor in my district is a position just above a teacher and just below an assistant principal. A Student Advisor is part of the administrative team in a school. I decided it […]

Great Job! I’m Proud of You. – Teachers Need a Pat on the Back Too.

Great Job! I’m Proud of You. – Teachers Need a Pat on the Back Too.

Hello again, Wednesday was our annual awards ceremony at our school. Each year, we hand out awards to some of the students who have received good grades. It’s a nice evening event where parents come and take pictures of their children as the teachers and administrators hand out plaques and certificates to deserving students. Although I’m […]