Category: Inspiration

Anniversary Post

One year ago I embarked on this blogging journey! Thank you to all of you who have joined me along the way and hopefully gained useful ideas and insights into the teaching profession. I...

ideas for your Amazon wishlist

Amazon Wish List ideas

Hopefully you read my last post and you got an Amazon wish list set up and ready to fill. This post will give you some inspiration. Ideas to fill your Amazon wish list Full...

Unstructured play

Why is unstructured play so important?

Those of us who are parents AND educators probably question both our teaching and our parenting more than anyone else. We’re aware of the research and the data when it comes to learning and...

Brene Brown

I recommend reading Brené Brown

I’ve been on a Brené Brown kick lately. I’ve flown through Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness, The Gifts of Imperfection, Rising Strong, the Power of Vulnerability, and Dare to Lead. Many stories and themes...

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Those who can, teach

As teachers, we often hear the old adage: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” I say screw that! I teach writing AND I can write. I truly believe that most teachers “can...

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5 people to thank at school today

So often, we go through our days so focused on the students that we forget to notice each other. Here are 5 people to thank at school today. 1. A custodian Custodians, especially the...

EduMagic a review 2

EduMagic: a guide for pre-service teachers

The back cover of EduMagic suggests that it “challenges the thought that ‘teaching’ beings only after graduation.” Author, Professor Sam Fecich believes that pre-service teachers have “value to offer their future colleagues” and I...