How to Teach Lessons that Inspire Students It’s a challenging time for educators as schools close due to the Covid-19 and everyone takes to teaching virtual lessons. I hear from teachers who are exhausted and overwhelmed. The fact that schools may not even open again in the fall has everyone anxious. What if you re-frame…

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happy teacher

Why I appreciate you! It’s definitely been a school year to go down in history. When kids of this generation look back on the impact that current events have had on them, what do you think they will remember? Will it be the facts they learned, the tests they took or the grades they made?…

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teacher burnout

Four Ways to Overcome Burnout At my age, I talk to a lot of retired teachers as well as many educators who are counting the years until they can retire. While I do know teachers who absolutely love their work, there are a large number who are dissatisfied. In fact, about 50% of new teachers…

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child-daydreaming

Visualization and Positive Storytelling Many students have a goal of being an athlete when they grow up and most athletes today use visualization to some extent to improve performance. As educators we can use this interest to help them develop good habits that will serve them well both in sports and academics. Some questions you…

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teacher-and-students

Wondering how to motivate different personalities? It’s a new school year and you have spent hours setting up your classroom, attending meetings on the latest and  greatest technology and getting your lesson plans in order. You are ready for the kiddos to arrive with parents in tow so you can orient everyone to your system…

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choose failure or success

Are failure and success related? He won’t do any work in class. She never turns in homework. She is capable, but doesn’t work up to her potential… If you have been  an educator for any length of time, you’ve had a child like this in your classroom. You’ve tried every strategy that you can think…

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