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Navigating Your Administration: Five Tips From a Teacher's Perspective

By |2016-11-01T14:38:07-04:00February 1st, 2013|Featured, Uncategorized|

To the frustrated, tired, spread-too-thin public (and private) school teacher, communicating with and understanding the dynamics of your administrative team--or your single administrator--can be one of the most difficult parts of the job, even in a best-case scenario. I have worked for excellent administrators and those that... weren't as easy to work with. I will not seek [...]

Fellow educators, do you care about other people’s children? How about migrant children?

By |2019-07-13T09:34:21-04:00July 13th, 2019|Current Events in Education, English Language Learners, History, Social Justice|

Fellow educators, you have made a career centered around giving to children.  You have worked diligently to become an expert in your curriculum, designing dynamic lessons while connecting to the whole child.  You might even call the students on your rosters, "your kids."  With your compassion for other people's children as a focus, I ask [...]

5 Things Teachers Don’t Want to Hear During Summer

By |2019-06-25T22:56:12-04:00July 1st, 2019|From the Front Lines, Opinion, Teacher Self Care|

The school year is exhausting. Teachers put so much effort into their day to day interactions with students, but also into their PLCs, curriculum, and interactions with administration and parents. When summer break finally rolls around, there are some things we simply do not want to hear until August. “You’re so lucky to ______” This [...]

Five Gems of Knowledge I Learned at the Annual Teacher Self-Care Conference

By |2019-06-27T13:27:47-04:00June 27th, 2019|Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference|

The third annual Teacher Self-Care Conference was held in Atlanta on Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22. Educators from across the United States and Canada were present. Although I was one of the presenters at the conference, I learned much from other presenters and educators in attendance. Below, I have included five gems I learned during [...]

Summer Break: #TERSchoolFreeSummer Challenge

By |2019-06-09T12:30:19-04:00June 11th, 2019|Teacher Burnout, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference|

As we enter into a well-deserved summer, I applaud you. Thank you for a great school year of educating and caring for children that belong to someone else. We appreciate your sleepless nights and early mornings, your 30 min -1 hr commute every morning. Thank you for not calling in sick when you rightfully could [...]

Bullying: Did the School System Fail This Mother?

By |2019-05-28T00:05:04-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Current Events in Education, Mental Health, Parents|

Before I dive into this article, I want to share a few statistics on bullying. Bullying According to the National Education Association's article, "Nation's educators continue to push for safe, bully-free environments"  "Over 160,000 kids refuse to go to school each day for fear of being bullied."  Andrea Cohn and Andrea Canter, Ph.D. pointed out [...]