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
The past eighteen months have seen a great amount of change in my life; moving across the country, changing careers, building a home, marriages of friends and family members, and countless other victories along the way. I left a career that I loved, it had changed so much, I had to leave it behind when… Continue reading My Career 2.0
After writing my article, The One Reason I Quit Teaching, it went around the world! Here is the background and follow up article, as published on HeartBeings.com . My heart is so full with all of YOUR support! Another article coming soon!
September means apples, bulletin boards, foliage, name tags, a new class and everything else about going back-to-school! After over thirty years of starting the fall in a classroom, as a student or teacher, I decided to take a break this year. I taught for thirteen years all over Oregon, and it was not an easy… Continue reading The One Reason I Quit Teaching
This is the first year is over thirty that I have started September not in the classroom! After our relocation to Texas from Oregon, I decided to take the year off of teaching. One of the many elements of education that I am missing is that of coordinating and working with other teachers. After teaching… Continue reading Three Great Resources for Teachers and Parents