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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, […]

What is Johnny Trying to Teach Me? – How to Turn a Disruption Into a Learning Lesson

What is Johnny Trying to Teach Me? – How to Turn a Disruption Into a Learning Lesson

I have been reading the book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways To Keep The Little Things From Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson, Ph.d. In chapter eleven, he shares something that intrigued me, so I thought I’d share it here. He offers a suggestion on how to […]

No Trochi Mochi – Expecting the Best of our Students and of Ourselves

No Trochi Mochi – Expecting the Best of our Students and of Ourselves

I took my family to a local photography studio to get our family portrait taken. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the lady at the counter was one of my former students. It was great to see her, even better when she recognized me and was genuinely happy to see me. Then, as I […]

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 […]