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Back to School Stress: Establishing Good Habits

Create Boundaries<p>Teaching is a demanding profession, one that will drain every ounce of your energy and still want more. The only way to stay …


5 Crockpot Freezer Recipes with Shopping List

Welcome to Part 1 of my Crockpot Freezer Cooking Series!<p>You can find my other menu’s here:<p>This week’s menu includes:<p>Brunswick Stew<p>Italian Sausage …


Are You Teaching Your Daughter to Be a Mean Girl?

One night, during my senior year of high school, I received a text message from a group of girls telling me I was fat and needed to lose weight.<p>At the time I felt bad and embarrassed for them. It honestly stunned me that people could be so downright mean and insecure.<p>Now that I am married with a …


Helping Students Become Better Thinkers

If “children grow into the intellectual life around them” (Vygotsky, 1978, p.88), then what kind of intellectual life are we presenting to the …


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New Teachers

New Teachers<p>Six tips for thriving throughout the rest of your first year of teaching.<p>New Teachers<p>Six realistic, low-stress steps you can take to …


27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

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“Flowchart For When A Day Goes Bad In Classroom Management”

As regular readers of this blog and my books know, I love teaching at our school.<p>Nevertheless, it is not a “walk in the park.” One hundred percent of …

Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment

Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment<p>I have discussed and promoted the need for educators to reflect deeply on their beliefs, processes, …



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Creating More Compassionate Classrooms

The number of decisions that teachers have to make in the course of a teaching day, or even during a ten-minute period, is enormous. Like so many …


7 Stressful Things to Start Ignoring

<i>Life is too short to stress yourself with things that<br>don’t even deserve to be an issue in your life.</i><p>When I was nine-years-old, my dad came into my …