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Teach From the Heart

1 Samuel 16:7: "The Lord does not see what man sees.  While man looks at the outward appearance, the Lord looks at the heart."  Teaching is personal. Teaching is tireless and endless.  We get the best gift a parent can give us, their child, and we are trusted to move them forward on their path [...]

By |2017-02-06T21:56:20-05:00February 9th, 2017|Elementary, Uncategorized|0 Comments

150 Articles Later: A Reflection on My Time at The Educator’s Room

In October 2012, my local newspaper published "Exhaustion of the American Teacher" by John Kuhn. I remember reading the article once. Twice. Four-hundred times. It simply spoke every frustrated, burnt out end of my professional being. If you haven't read it yet, please stop reading this article and go there. So, like any curious reader, [...]

Unnecessary Tasks of the Teacher

The law is changing for the college administrator; under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the institution must provide overtime compensation for some administrators (based on annual salary). Since my salary is below the benchmark, I will be compensated for any work over 40 hours a week. During a staff meeting, my director asked us [...]

By |2016-11-01T13:44:11-04:00September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Race and Racisim in the Classroom: 3 Ways to Start a Difficult Conversation

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, writing and talking about how to discuss race and racism in a classroom setting. As an elementary school teacher, one of the first challenges I have to overcome is convincing people that we should even try to do this. Understandably, a lot of people worry about “exposing” [...]

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