Category: The first year

mindfulness in schools 1

Mindfulness in schools (an opinion)

Mindfulness lessons are warranted and needed This response was inspired by a social media post about mindfulness in schools. Said post was not a viral rant by an extremist, but rather a Facebook update...

teacher fashion staples 0

Teacher fashion staples

If you read Monday’s post you know that with everyone around me creating clear the list pages on Amazon I decided to make lists of top education splurge items. My last post was office...

Classroom supplies splurges 1

Classroom supplies splurges

With all the hype around the “clear the list” Amazon movement just a few weeks ago I started to think about what my dream classroom would look like. I didn’t generate a list and...

Preparing for Open House 0

Preparing for Open House

Open house is different from parent/teacher conferences. During open house, a high school usually runs through the entire schedule allotting about ten minutes per class. Schools that run on an A/B schedule usually have...

Year Round School 0

Year Round School

The idea of year-round school is growing in popularity among politicians who believe it will help save our “failing schools.” Many districts have experimented with the year-round school model, which actually still maintains the...