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What I’ve Read Lately: Chick Lit

Beyond Teaching

I haven’t written much lately, but I have read a LOT. I just finished book number 42 of the year, and I’ve really discovered some gems! Over the next few days, I hope to share my favorites organized by…

#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.  Anyone else? For example, I tried…