Monthly Archives: June 2014

Your Name Here (on my marquee)

Perhaps no other educator has said so much in such few words that resonate so deeply with me than Dr. Rita Pierson.  In her TEDxEducation talk, she said, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on … Continue reading

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How do you view your students?

There is always discussion in schools, professional circles, and social media about managing student behavior.  This post was born out of a recent discussion on Twitter about behavior management, PBIS, carrots, sticks, etc.  My thoughts began to circle around the … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, and Love

2014 marks my 14th year in education. Had I been teaching the same subject/grade level through this tenure, you might expect that I could have become well-versed in a subject or grade level.  However, in those 14 years, I’ve taught … Continue reading

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The empty classroom

Soon after the halls have cleared on the last day of the year and all of the students lingering outside had found their way home, I walked back to my classroom–noticing the amount of work left for me to do. … Continue reading

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“Do you really get summers off?”

That’s the question that a former student asked me this evening, “Do you really get summers off?”  He didn’t have time to hear a real answer, and I didn’t have a well-thought out answer at the time, but, after some … Continue reading

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