13 02, 2019

Tier 1 should be BAE (Before Anything Else)!

By |2019-02-13T21:47:10+00:00February 13th, 2019|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

Intervention, magic bullets, and remediation are terms that are all too common these days. We hear the echoes of these cringe-worthy words in meetings and PLCs across campuses and districts. Somehow, over the years, these elements have taken center stage as some of the leading roles in education. How did this happen? How did all [...]

13 02, 2019

Self-Care Is Priority One for This Teacher

By |2019-02-11T00:04:22+00:00February 13th, 2019|10 Ways to Fix Education, Ask a Teacher, Confessions of a Teacher, Educator Professionalism, Elementary Classrooms, Featured, fitness, From the Front Lines, High School, Instruction&Curriculum, Instructional Strategies, Management, Mental Health, Professional Development, Special Education, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference, The Educator's Room, The Whole Teacher Movement|0 Comments

January is finally over. I swear this month had 974 days in it. After returning from Winter Break I felt as if I just could not keep up with myself. There is always so much to do and so very few hours in the day to balance everything. Normally this is when my really bad [...]

12 02, 2019

To Donald Trump,Jr.- A Message From Teachers

By |2019-02-12T16:39:49+00:00February 12th, 2019|Ask a Teacher, Current Events in Education, Educational Reform, Social Studies|3 Comments

Twitter feeds have been lit up with criticism of Donald Trump Jr.’s latest comment at a political rally in El Paso, Texas on February 11, 2019. “You know what I love?  I love seeing some young conservatives, ‘cuz I know it’s not easy.  Keep up that fight, bring it to your schools.  You don’t have [...]

12 02, 2019

Preparing Students For Teacher Absences

By |2019-02-10T23:43:36+00:00February 12th, 2019|Ask a Teacher, Classroom Leadership, Confessions of a Teacher, Current Events in Education, Educator Professionalism, Elementary Classrooms, From the Front Lines, High School, Instruction&Curriculum, Instructional Strategies, Kindergarten, Management, Mental Health, Middle School, New Teacher Bootcamp, Opinion, Professional Development, Responsive Classroom, Special Education, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference, The Educator's Room, The Whole Teacher Movement|0 Comments

I was gone two days this week because my fiancé had back surgery. Two. Whole. Days. This may not seem like much to most, but I teach special education with some very routine-oriented students and this was a huge whammy in their little lives. I know we want our classrooms to become autonomous and for [...]

11 02, 2019

Respect in the Classroom: Earned, Not Expected

By |2019-02-10T23:10:57+00:00February 11th, 2019|10 Ways to Fix Education, Ask a Teacher, Back to School, Child Development, Classroom Leadership, College and Career, Confessions of a Teacher, Current Events in Education, Educator Professionalism, Elementary Classrooms, Featured, High School, Instruction&Curriculum, Instructional Strategies, Kindergarten, Management, Mental Health, Middle School, New Teacher Bootcamp, Opinion, Parents, Professional Development, Responsive Classroom, School Improvement, Special Education, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Self Care, The Educator's Room, The New Teacher Chronicles, The State of Education, The Whole Teacher Movement|2 Comments

There was a sub for one of my paras a couple of weeks ago and she set up shop in my classroom. We went through the day as usual, with her thoroughly enjoying her role after being out of the classroom for the past few years. At the end of the day, as I was [...]