Category Archives: Teaching

Because it’s the Human Touch that really matters.

I used to work across the hallway from a ‘seasoned teacher’… she encouraged me daily (sometimes on the hour) to just be, to just r-e-l-a-x. That seasoned teacher is now a retired teacher who still cheers me on with her … Continue reading

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I don’t think teachers know what they’re doing.

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? ? ? At my triplets 4th birthday party our middle triplet got a tummy ache. She was standing in the middle of our living room when she got “the look”. It was…

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I Make Enough. My Earnings are Directly Deposited, Every Single Day.

“We can certainly talk about the realities of the economy, debate the best method to evaluate effectiveness and discuss the drawbacks of unions. But anyone who characterizes teachers as overpaid is forgetting what we entrust them with each and every … Continue reading

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Classroom Life B.C.C. (Before Common Core)

I was in 4th grade when I was assigned my first male teacher, who shall remain nameless, Mr Northwood.  It wasn’t my best year; I earned a “D” in science and I credited him for the unfair grade. He was … Continue reading

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Don’t Drink the Kool-aid. Don’t Eat the Cupcake.

Teacher rule #1.  Do not eat the birthday cupcakes. Teacher rule #2.  There are some days when an exception to that rule must be made. Today was that day. Picture it >>>> Kindergarten; circa 3:15 on a Friday afternoon after a week of indoor … Continue reading

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And the Fury | Misadventures of a Modern Mommy

And the Fury | Misadventures of a Modern Mommy.

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It’s because of you.

“If kids come to us [educators/teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.” – Barbara Colorose

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Learning to change the subject.

“The aim is to unleash teachers — and their students — to design learning experiences that are applied, integrated, situated, expeditionary, and alternatively assessed. When we learn — really learn — we transform the content, the self, and the social … Continue reading

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My Job is Simple.

My job is simple. I work Monday through Friday. September – June. No nights. No weekends. No holidays. My job is simple. I teach kindergarten.  I work with five-year olds. Ask them what my job is…they will tell you: “It’s … Continue reading

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Reading. Writing. Socializing.

Katie says “…I accept every child where they are. I do not spend a moment blaming their home life, their preschool teacher, their environment, etc…. There is no sense in blaming or wishing they were any different. That just wastes time … Continue reading

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