Monthly Archives: May 2015

Are we doing enough in education?

What does it mean to be doing enough?  Let’s pretend that a teacher is well-connected on LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media sites learning with/from other educators.  She reflects on her instruction regularly and shares those thoughts on her blog. … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch

The school year is drawing to a close.  This time of year is always a bit hectic for educators.  In my role as an ELL teacher right now, that involves finishing up the state’s standardized tests, completing ILPs for each … Continue reading

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The Have-To’s and the Want-To’s of Education

Life is full of things we have to do that we don’t necessarily want to do (the endless pile of laundry to wash is one example).  Here is a brief list of things that as an educator I have to … Continue reading

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4 ways Education is Like Baseball

It’s the end of the school day and I’m getting ready to head to my son’s baseball game. And it got me thinking (in a sarcastic voice – not surprising for those who know me well), “Who doesn’t love a … Continue reading

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Questions Make the World Go Round

“The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.” — Tyron Edwards   Why do … Continue reading

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Motherhood

I come from a long line of amazing women.   I still have the baby quilt handmade by my great grandmother.  In fact, it hung in my own children’s rooms when they were babies.  She was amazing.  I never knew … Continue reading

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Why celebrate teachers?

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week in the U.S. (in case you didn’t get that memo).  Why should teachers be celebrated?  They get a lot of paid holidays.  They get their summers off.  A computer could do their jobs. Shockingly, … Continue reading

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How Teachers Have Impacted my Life

I imagine that  every person who chose education as a career has a teacher in the past who was a positive influence. I’ve written about favorite teachers before, but as I sit here contemplating those individuals, again, I can’t narrow … Continue reading

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Teaching is…

Teaching is… A true calling Hard work Sharing knowledge Ever-evolving Valuing students Connecting with parents Collaborating with peers Working beside administrators New every day Learning The art of discovery Limitless Exhausting Exhilarating Rewarding Fun A joint effort Making a difference, … Continue reading

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What do you have to celebrate today?

So, this is Teacher Appreciation Week in the US.  I have been a teacher/administrator for 17 years.  What I celebrate most today is that I have felt appreciated more often than not in my career.  I have been blessed over … Continue reading

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