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Choosing Hope in the Classroom

Why the Choices Teachers Make Matter As most of you know, I’m an avid runner—and an avid reader. So, one of my favorite recent discoveries is the Audible app. It allows me to download books and listen to them while I run. Of course, I’m a teacher and love to highlight, mark up text, and…

How Teaching Your Students to Think Lessens Your Load

TEACHER FREEBIE: Thinking Stems Poster Pack Have you ever noticed that at the end of the school day, you and your fellow teachers can barely drag yourselves out to the parking lot, so exhausted and drained from the day? And yet most of our students skip out of the classroom, seemingly without a care. They…

What Kids Notice

How to Create a Safe and Loving Classroom Environment “When my children used to walk in the room … I looked at them to see if they had buckled their trousers or if their hair was combed or if their socks were up. You think your affection and your deep love is on display because you’re…

Teaching Kids to Make the ‘Right’ Choice

How to Grow Your Students’ Hearts Along With Their Brains “We need to care less about whether our children are academically gifted and more about whether they sit with the lonely kid in the cafeteria.” I’ve seen this quote making the rounds on social media a lot lately.  And as both a mother and a…

Growth Mindset: Not Just for the Classroom

How This Powerful Concept Can Positively Impact Your Whole Life What we think of ourselves and how we view our potential shapes the way we lead our lives. Our mindset determines how we will cope with a situation or circumstance and can help determine the outcome. Do you believe you are dealt your cards for…

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