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Mismatched: Your Brain Under Stress is a Must-Watch Documentary for Educators

The Documentary Daniel Kirsch, Ph.D., is the President of the American Institute of Stress and is a resident of my hometown of Mineral Wells, Texas. I have met him on a handful of occasions and recently had the opportunity to watch a documentary he had a hand in creating, along with documentary filmmaker Justin Smith, [...]

Surviving Pandemic Teaching: Teachers, Secure Your Own Self-Care Oxygen Mask

We have all heard the guidelines around how to properly use an oxygen mask in case of emergency while flying. Whether you have flown Spirit, Delta, American, Frontier, United, Southwest, or Allegiant you have heard “…and remember to always put your own mask on first before helping others” (American Airlines Safety Video). But, why don’t [...]

Equity, Access, and Affirming Deaf Identity

Michele Lamons-Raiford is a hearing American Sign Language (ASL) teacher at Pinole Valley High School in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. She has been a High School teacher for the past nineteen years, as well as an Adjunct Instructor at Solano Community College for the past fourteen years.  She has a BA and [...]

By |2021-03-16T13:25:05-04:00February 5th, 2021|Adult Learning, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19|1 Comment

The Morning I Cried in a Tent AKA The Day a School’s Mental Health Professional Needed a Mental Health Day

Guest Writer: Kendra Fogarty Kendra Fogarty is a school counselor whose greatest accomplishment in life has been raising a Gemini toddler. She is also a content crafter who typically writes by moonlight to harness that insomniac midnight magic. Her soul is fueled anytime she gets lost in the woods, nails a dessert recipe, spins a [...]

By |2021-02-04T20:19:52-05:00February 4th, 2021|Adult Learning, Mental Health|0 Comments

The Teacher Learns the Lesson: Reminiscing on 48 Years of Teaching

  Every future teacher has a lot to learn in college, but as I would soon find out after my college graduation day, nothing beats the “on the job training” you get when you go through that first year of teaching.  I was so excited when I received my first teaching job in Florida back [...]

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