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The Sky is Not Falling

The best way to address any concern is when you are in a calm state. When things happen, and they frequently do, there may be little time to make a decision. It is important to come down from whatever initial emotion you went to… Continue Reading “The Sky is Not Falling”

Who Knows What the Tide Could Bring

Setbacks are a part of any profession. In education they can manifest in a variety of ways. Whether it is losing a teacher mid-year or learning that your students did not perform as well as anticipated on a summative assessment, educators deal with adversity.… Continue Reading “Who Knows What the Tide Could Bring”

Be Aware of Your Emotions

“Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?” This is a pretty cheesy quotation that I often see on classroom posters. It is directed towards students, but I think the message needs to be heeded by educators as well. Disney’s Inside Out is a wonderful… Continue Reading “Be Aware of Your Emotions”

3 Common Teacher/Student Relationship Misconceptions

Education is responsible for raising the next generation of productive citizens. This is no tiny task. And certainly not one to take lightly. But perhaps the business of education has become too formal. Maybe we, as educators, need to examine the dynamics of the… Continue Reading “3 Common Teacher/Student Relationship Misconceptions”

It Just Doesn’t Matter

There is enough to deal with inside the classroom. Don’t get distracted by all the noise outside your four walls. Back to back blogs with soliloquies from the king, Bill Murray. Camp North Star is down big to rival, Camp Mohawk. All seems lost.… Continue Reading “It Just Doesn’t Matter”

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