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#onelittleword for 2019: Dedicate

Beyond Teaching

For the past few years, I have chosen “one little word” to guide me through the year, and for the most part, it’s been great. (But in full disclosure, last year I forgot my word! OOPS!) This year, I…

#attitudeofgratitude

Beyond Teaching

One year at Thanksgiving, when I was around 7 years old, I took the thanks part of Thanksgiving very seriously. I encouraged my older siblings and parents to express their gratitude around the dinner table. I took the opportunity…

procrastination

The Perks of Procrastinating

Beyond Teaching, Instruction

I am constantly telling my students not to procrastinate. Plan ahead, I tell them. Do your work early, I preach. But truth is, when I procrastinate, I tend to do my best work.ย  Anyone else? For example, I tried…

thankyou from students

When Kids Say "Thanks"

Beyond Teaching

Teacher Appreciation Week should be at the beginning of February. Hear me out on this: Yes, we’ve just had a break for a couple weeks, and if your school is like ours, you’ve probably had a few weather days…