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Posts in category TNT (Tips for New Teachers)

Surviving The Winter Slump – Guest Post by Pat Hensley AKA Loony Hiker

Surviving The Winter Slump – Guest Post by Pat Hensley AKA Loony Hiker

When I first started blogging, one of the first bloggers who I found was Pat Hensley from Successful Teaching. She’s also known as Loony Hiker. You can follow her on Twitter using her handle:@loonyhiker. I was so inspired by her posts and her desire to help new teachers be successful that she was one of […]

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, […]

Positive Closing Affirmations – Making Students Feel Special as They Leave Your Classroom

Positive Closing Affirmations – Making Students Feel Special as They Leave Your Classroom

How do you end each class when the bell rings? I taught 8th grade, so my class periods lasted about 45-55 minutes. I know some of you are elementary teachers, and you have the kids all day long, so the question might be: How do you end each day? I know sometimes, the class might […]

Teachers, Don’t Let Creativity Die

Teachers, Don’t Let Creativity Die

One of the things I loved most about teaching was creating lesson plans. Yes, I said it. I loved creating lesson plans. Not just any lesson plan, however. I loved taking a boring topic and creating a fun and interesting way to deliver it. I’ve always considered myself a creative person, so it was something […]