Let’s talk about Testing Anxiety in Children

I can still remember how I felt as I looked at the tears falling from one of my brightest students as she sat in her assigned seat for the Georgia Milestones Assessment last spring. Because I was mandated to sign my life away on a form acknowledging the serious nature of standardized testing, all I [...]

3 Ways to Stop Ignoring the Teacherpreneur In You

If you’re like me, you have dreams and ideas outside of the classroom. It may be within education, training other teachers, or posting a “saving grace” for teachers on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Or... you could be looking to start a business to get you out of the classroom.  Whatever your path is, entrepreneurship is not [...]

5 Reasons To Consider Advising A Student Club

One's teaching career often goes through seasons. A young teacher year is often more like summer, filled with energy, fun ideas, and optimism. However, more experienced teachers may begin the school year recharged only to hit a wall by the end of Autumn, plunging into a winter-like rut for the remainder of a school year. [...]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: The Neuroscience Behind Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Mister Rogers and his philosophy of loving our neighbors as they are has gained momentum over the past year, especially since the release of the biographical documentary film Won’t You Be My Neighbor? in 2018. What’s more, the trailer for the film “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers was [...]

Patriotism and Politics: “In God We Trust” in Public Schools

As the 2019-2020 school year commences, the calendar might as well read the year 1956--the year President Eisenhower included "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and the national motto declared:  "In God We Trust." Although the futuristic year of 2020 is upon us, we continue to live in a time of anxiety [...]