Our regular patterns of work and school are interrupted for most of us, and many families now have an extraordinary amount of time at home together. While this time together is a gift, any changes in our normal schedules can be stressful. One path through this new stress is through finding our new normal, setting… Continue reading Education At Home: A Teacher’s Top Tips for At-Home Learning
Preparing to head back to school after a summer full of vacation and family time can be challenging. Planning ahead and making success a routine is one way that we can help make the transition in a positive and productive manner. My last article included some general information and ideas to help the family all… Continue reading Special Education and Back to School Success
It is that time of year. Target has every school supply on sale. You’re scheduling when to take the kids shopping for new clothes and shoes because they have seemingly grown out of everything overnight. It is all expensive and none of this happens at the beach. Back to school is a bummer. Every season… Continue reading Transition from Beach to Back-to-School and Keep Your Sanity!
Today in the Sunday of Summer: The August Series, I am sharing Part Two of a two-part series to help classroom teachers organize learning spaces and community, as well as personal data and tracking systems. I taught many grades over my career, all in elementary school. My experience helped me train and support many educators,… Continue reading Organization for Teachers, Part Two
Today in the Sunday of Summer: The August Series, I am sharing a two-part article to help classroom teachers organize learning spaces and community, as well as personal data and tracking systems. I taught many grades over my career, all in elementary school. My experience helped me train and support many educators, from preservice student… Continue reading Organization for Teachers: Part One, The Classroom
A Sunday well spent brings a week of content. A well-spent Sunday looks different in all of our homes; maybe it is grocery shopping for the work week, perhaps getting all the laundry put away, a languid brunch with besties, even a luxurious pedicure or some quiet family time. However we spend our Sundays, it… Continue reading The Sunday of Summer: Welcome to the August Series!
Today I was tutoring two teenage brothers, and we have been working through Sean Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Our reading and discussion was about the “Tumor Twins,” competition and comparison. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” and Rachel Hollis expounded on Teddy’s words with, “Comparison is the… Continue reading Pinterest Perfection
“A rising tide lifts all boats,” this quote from John F. Kennedy is one of the most influential in my life. I heard a variation of this from the one and only Rachel Hollis, and it kicked off an incredible year of change and more, importantly, growth! Ms. Hollis was specifically discussing the benefits of… Continue reading A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
This week on wEDnesday, Making the Most of a Teacher’s Summer Did you leave your classroom this year, not cook for a week, and still have classroom supplies yet to unload from your car? Been there, sis. One year, a loving family made me beautifully decorated pens, with tops of silk flowers, set into ‘soil’… Continue reading Making the Most of a Teacher’s Summer
This week on wEDnesday: Successful Summer into Smart Startup of School Parents, Tag! You’re It! Love, Teachers! We have all seen that sign floating around on social media, and it’s hilarious! Until you go home and realize you have months with your children who have just had a busy school year, and want to know… Continue reading Successful Summer into Smart Startup of School