22 10, 2017

Maintaining an Inclusive School Environment Through Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

By | 2017-10-22T13:16:07+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Child Development, Instructional Strategies, School Improvement|0 Comments

No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. -Theodore Roosevelt An inclusive and supportive school climate is an important part of education for teachers, students, administrative staff, and parents. One of the ways that we can maintain a school culture that is inclusive is by ensuring that students have [...]

22 10, 2017

Communicating with Parents: Advice From a Teacher Who Is Also a Mother

By | 2017-10-22T13:09:20+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Classroom Leadership, Educator Professionalism, Featured, Parents|0 Comments

This school year is a brand new experience for me as a mother and as a teacher. This is the first year where I am sending my five year old daughter off to a public school. I’m not going to lie, it’s been a difficult transition for her, and for me. But something happened her [...]

22 10, 2017

Chromebook Conundrum: The Pros and Cons of Going Digital

By | 2017-10-22T12:54:44+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Going Paperless, Instruction&Curriculum, School Improvement|0 Comments

This school year is the first year my school has gone one-to-one with students and electronic devices. During the first week of school, each student was given their own Chromebook to use in school and at home. A lot of exciting changes are happening, as teachers transition their classrooms from paper and pen to completely [...]

22 10, 2017

Combatting Exhaustion and Stress to Promote Teacher Wellness

By | 2017-10-22T12:41:38+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Educator Professionalism, Featured, Teacher Burnout, The Whole Teacher Movement|0 Comments

We've all been there: dragging our feet, scanning the clock, wishing for an opportunity to just sit down and relax for a few solitary minutes. If you're a teacher, you're likely to not have the words, "rest" and "relaxation" in your personal vocabulary. It doesn't matter if it's the first week of school, or several [...]

22 10, 2017

Empowering Students Through Choice

By | 2017-10-22T12:05:02+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Common Core, Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

Last month, I wrote an article about how lack of creativity for teachers can hinder both progress and respect. The same thing can be said for our students: a lack of creativity can hinder progress, respect, and self-efficacy. Allowing more choice for our students can empower them while also promoting creativity. Scripted and finite curricula [...]