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Can I be in Love Already?

“My original fears about changing to a new grade quickly disappeared as I moved from a curriculum-centered to a STUDENT CENTERED classroom.” — Barbara Hanson, teacher at Willett School in Attleboro,  Massachusetts (Hanson, 1995). I’m welcoming my 14th year of … Continue reading

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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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We Have no Mittens.

It’s a snow day in upstate NY; I’m still I my jammies. The Today show, Pinterest, and FB keep me company this morning. Yes, I enjoy this bonus day at home. Yes, I miss those 5-yr old coworkers…   especially on a cold winter morning. … 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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21 Things That Will be Obsolete in 2020 | MindShift

So, I am all set with #1.   Agree completely. I don’t want to accept #8.  I will continue to fight the trend. Hoping #21 will mean less paperwork!  Please. 21 Things That Will be Obsolete in 2020 | MindShift. Related articles … Continue reading

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