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Who Inspired You?
I wrote an entirely different blog post for this week, which I’d planned on posting this afternoon, when I got sidetracked by a conversation I had with a parent at school today. This mom came in as our Mystery Reader, and she chose a book called A Le (More)
Anyone can Change
Every teacher waits for that "Ah Ha" moment, where you see a student's face light up with joy when they achieve success.  In my fifteen years of teaching, I have taken countless hours of professional development, learning tips and tricks to manage a (More)
Teachers, Students, and the Curriculum
“Somewhere, I suspect, down in the elementary school, probably in the fifth and sixth grades, a subtle shift occurs.  The curriculum–subjects, topics, textbooks, workbooks, and the rest–comes between the teacher and student” (Goodland, 1984, p. 80). (More)
"If a Bee Stings You, Give it a Flower"
Perspective:  Seeing life through the lens of a child.  Recently, we were deep into the culminating lesson of our team handball unit. After several fundamental c (More)
What is Your Purpose?
PURPOSE Noun: the reason for which something exists  What is your purpose? What is preventing you from discovering your purpose?   Leadercast Women asked this very question to the hundred (More)