Posted on July 19, 2017
Does anyone else set too many goals for summer vacation? I find that every summer I tell myself, “I’m going to read every new book, play all of the video games I haven’t gotten around to, catch up with old friends, AND plan all of my units for the school year.” Now it’s mid-July, and I’ve managed to complete a total of zero of the things I wanted to do.
If you too, are an ambitious teacher who overplans for
Posted on August 12, 2016
My 4-year-old son loves books with CDs. I put on the CD in the car, give him the book and he is set! On our last venture to the library we picked up Eric Carle’s A House for Hermit Crab. We accidentally took it inside the house so we never got to listen to it in the car until today. We were on our way to the library and I suggested he listen to A House for Hermit Crab one
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Posted on August 5, 2016
Start with a Smile!
“You shouldn’t let them see you smile before Christmas,” is the worst advice I was given 26 years ago as a new teacher. Yet, I still hear people tell new teachers to be “extra tough on them at first,” or “don’t cut anyone a break,” and even, “don’t be too friendly.”. When I was recently asked to think about how I start each year, I realized my best years are when I intentionally go against this