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How Much of “You” Are You Bringing into...

One of the best strategies I have learned came from my first mentor, famed teacher Rafe Esquith. He said to find ways to bring your own interests and passions into the classroom and somehow connect them to the curriculum. For example, if you love cooking, find a way to cook with your students.

This simple approach has several benefits: first, you enjoy teaching more, as you are teaching topics you love and find fascinating, not just what you are mandated to teach. Second, your...

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Teachers: Be Choiceless

Beginning in their college preparation years, teachers begin to learn all sorts of strategies for the classroom. They are asked to consider their beliefs and philosophy of classroom management, instruction, assessment, community building, and parental involvement. As this occurs, teachers naturally begin to select methods of teaching, ones that resonate with them, ones that are pushed by the school district and schools, ones they read about, or ones used by teachers in neighboring classrooms...

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Groundhog Day is Coming! Interactive...

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Teachers: It’s Not Selfish to Focus on...

Author note: The following is a series of blogs featuring excerpts and concepts from my upcoming book, tentatively titled: The Awakened Supervisor: Embedding Mindfulness-based Practices in Instructional Supervision (Rowman & Littlefield).

Teachers are well-known for giving so much of themselves to students and others—perhaps too much at times. Burnout rates are high within the teaching profession, and it’s no wonder given the nature of the job. Educators teach and give...

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Chinese New Year 2020 (Possible...

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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King!

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Behind the Curve: Waking Up to...

Note: The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, tentatively titled: The Awakened Supervisor: Embedding Mindfulness-based Practices in Instructional Supervision (Rowman & Littlefield). Please share this blog with educators, including principals, mentor teachers, and university faculty involved with preparing teachers.

The Possibilities of Mindfulness-Based Supervision

Instructional supervision is behind the curve when it comes to exploring how...

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The Global Search for Education:...

“Our students earn 3 college credits while developing content that is used in the broadcast.” – Kris Hupp

National award-winning educator, Kris Hupp, the current Director of Technology & Instructional Innovation at the Cornell School District in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, believes students need...

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The Global Search for Education:...

“We want to be leaders in the transition out of the traditional education ideals, to a more applicable, real-world educational approach.”  – Jeff King

Jeff King is the Head of MUSE School in Calabasas, California, and the CEO of MUSE Global. He is the architect of the MUSE Blueprint that has enabled 100 percent...

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The Global Search For Education: S.M.I....

“Keeping track of our well-being is the key motivator for enjoying our work with compassion, be it in classroom or elsewhere.” – Vishal Sharma

What if all teachers were empowered with a stress-free learning ecosystem that supported their well-being and motivated them to love their job?  What impact would this have on the teachers,...

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