About Claire McMahon

"Knowledge indeed is a desirable, a lovely possession." Thomas Jefferson

Why I Say “Yes” to Santa

poster of the film, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" The holiday season can be stressful for some children. When your students come from a background that isn't as wealthy as other students, they can be left without hope. I’ve often had students tell me that Santa doesn’t come to their house [...]

By |2016-11-01T14:09:11-04:00December 9th, 2014|Featured, Opinion|0 Comments

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

This is the time of year where teachers are either getting ready for the fall or job hunting. There is another population of teachers that are thinking about leaving their current position. Leaving is not a decision to be made lightly. No one wants to burn bridges from the current position, though sometimes the teacher’s [...]

By |2016-11-01T14:13:43-04:00July 16th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments

Demo Lesson Tips

It’s that time of year again. Everyone is getting excited for the summer, teachers more so than the students. For other teachers, it’s a time of anxiety. Being either unsure of where you’ll be starting in September or anxious to find a better position is never an enviable spot to be in. In order to [...]

By |2016-11-01T14:15:20-04:00May 28th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments