Category: Inspiration

Guest Post: Zoom School

The New Way Kids Are Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic BY: Eric M. Earle, founder of Tutor Portland and Tutor San Francisco, and co-founder of zoomtutor.com. The Coronavirus crisis has forced schools to shutter...

Teacher gifts during quarantine

My daughter’s kindergarten teacher has really gone above and beyond for her students this year; especially during the past six weeks of online learning. I feel compelled to do something for her. Hopefully she’s...

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Help me make the class of 2020 smile

This year’s senior classes will not get to walk across a stage, shake a principal’s hand, or get applauded by their parents, peers, and teachers. The momentous graduation ceremony will be either non-existent or...

Easy quarantine dinner

Stuck at home? The entire state of Virginia just closed schools for two weeks! Now I’m thinking about digital learning for my students AND entertaining my own two children at home all day. You...

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...