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Kaizen – The Fast Way to Success in the Classroom – and in Life

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  – Dr.  Seuss There is a Japanese word that I’ve adopted as my life’s philosophy. The word is Kaizen. Kaizen means “to change for the better.” It’s the idea that there is no end […]

The Boring-Lesson-Buster Formula – Making that Emotional Connection and Keeping Your Studen...

Let’s face it. We love what we teach a lot more than our students do. I taught American History, and what I found was that as much as I was excited about what happened during the American Revolution, my 8th graders really didn’t care that much. They were more interested in what was on TV […]

Three Words to Have More Success in The Classroom and in Life

As you may know, I love reading books that help me be a better educator, husband, father, friend and colleague. A lot of what I’ve learned, I’ve put in my book, Teach Happier. Recently, I picked up Brendon Burchard’s High Performance Habits – How Extraordinary People Become That Way, and I have been writing notes […]

Kudos Cards – Showing Appreciation – A Win-Win-Win Situation

Hello Amazing Teachers, I wanted to share something that we’ve implemented at my school to share appreciation among the staff. We call them Kudos Cards. Before every staff meeting, I place Kudos Cards in each teacher’s box. These are cards, that on the front side, have the quote, “You deserve some Kudos!” On the backside, […]

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