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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…

The Freedom to Find One’s Genius

Why Creativity in the Classroom is Vital to Learning I know being a teacher sometimes feels like a hopeless endeavor. With constant changes and unending expectations placed upon us, it takes perseverance and dedication to stay in this very sacred profession. But I believe even with all our challenges, educators still have the power to…

Teaching Every Student—Even the ‘Bad Berries’

Why Running a School Like a Business Doesn’t Work In the 80’s, Jamie Vollmer, a businessman and attorney, became famous when People magazine named his company’s blueberry ice cream the “Best Ice Cream in America.” He wasn’t just a successful businessman, he was also an education advocate. Mr. Vollmer contended that schools were stuck in…

Professional Success Shouldn’t Cost You Your Personal Joy

How to Find Your Happiness Balance Inside and Outside the Classroom I often receive messages from my readers thanking me for posting about the important issues that so many educators face. I’ve been where they are; I’ve lived through a lot of the same things they have. And I love that we can connect, share…

Students Who are Loved Turn into Loving Adults

Why We Need to ‘Love First, Teach Second’ Real talk? Teaching is a challenge. It’s chaotic, overwhelming, stressful. It doesn’t just require hard work; it requires heart work. I think my fellow teachers know exactly what I mean. We love our kids. I mean, we call them “our kids,” after all! We worry about their…

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