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Educators - Do your homework!

I have recently retired as a school administrator after 51 plus in education.  I have been reading about a lot of new administrators who are all ready burning out, feel overwhelmed, overworked, and under compensated.  I was fortunate to have worked in more than a dozen schools and similar number of other educational positions. I worked in seven states and two countries. My point in saying this as I changed jobs, I had to thoroughly investigate each one before accepting the new assignment. ...

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World Cup 2022 Begins November 21st

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Pumpkin Time is Here!

Learn about Pumpkins! 
 
1. Pumpkins are thought to have originated in Central America, specifically Mexico. Some seeds found date back to 5500 B.C.
 
2. Top pumpkin growers are U.S. farmers, growing more than 1.5 billion each year.
 
3. The word pumpkin comes from the French word for “large melon”,
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Tips and Tricks for Back to School

Back to school---it’s here!

There are many emotions and thoughts about returning back to school.  Excitement, joy, pressure, sadness and anxiety might be a few.  It depends who you are, what kind of emotion you are feeling.  Are you a first year teacher?  Are you a veteran teacher and maybe it is your last year?  Are you a new student to a school district? Maybe you are a graduating senior or maybe just moving schools within your school district? Are you a parent...

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Family Forums: What are They?

As you begin your new school year, I wanted to share with you something that I did to involve, engaging and build relationships with families----I call them “Family Forums”.  I decided that Family Forums would not only become a normal part of building a successful reciprocal relationship with the families in my classroom but also a time to teach and learn from one another. My forums were a party for my families, not a meeting but a place to come and have fellowship with others. It was also a...

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Ten Ways to Engage All Students

As we begin the new school year, stop and reflect on what new things you want to try. Ask yourself how you can make your lessons more engaging or hands-on?  Do you need try new ways of differentiation? What about researching engaging ideas online or observing colleagues? Is there a professional development you have been wanting to attend?

At the beginning of each new year and after each teaching day, I like to reflect on what worked well and what I need to change.  I would observe my...

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Welcome Back to School! Freeing...

It is the most exciting time of the year as teachers start returning back to school. Teachers and administrators are looking forward to the new school year. Many administrators think that this is a time for team building and professional development in the short time before students  arrive. As a former principal, I learned that teachers are anxious to get into their classrooms and prepare for school to start.

What I was told was that our teachers appreciated how I approached the...

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Using the News in the Classroom:...

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Using the News in the Classroom:...

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Tour de France 2022

The Tour de France Begins!

 

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