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Teachers Embracing and Uplifting Teachers

Teachers Embracing and Uplifting Teachers

Professional Learning Community (PLC). Personal Learning Network (PLN). These two terms are commonly used in the education community to describe how educators connect themselves with others in order to better themselves. You could use these words interchangeably, or you could separate them by talking about the people who help you…
We Love to Write

We Love to Write

Writing in the Classroom: Engagement and Motivation How do you motivate and engage students to write in your class? I don’t only mean writing that is graded, I mean just writing. A better question may be-Do you let your students “just write?” I know I have struggled with providing time…
Thankful

Thankful

The bell rang to signal the end of the crazy day that is the last day before Winter Break. I saw all of my students rush out to their cars and buses. I hugged a few (one giving me a super long and much needed hug-maybe for both of us)…
Reflection Is Key To Success

Reflection Is Key To Success

I am halfway through my fifth year of teaching! As I look back at where I started five years ago, I realize that I have grown so much as a teacher and as a human being. I have learned so much about myself and how to treat others. I am…
Words of Wisdom Wednesday #3

Words of Wisdom Wednesday #3

Weekly Blog Post: Words of Wisdom Wednesday I recently read one of the most inspiring books about reading and being a teacher that I have ever read. It’s called The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. It had many quotes I could use for Words of Wisdom Wednesday, but I narrowed…
Book Photo Sunday #2

Book Photo Sunday #2

Weekly Blog Post: Book Photo Sunday Although the bulk of my reading this summer is for personal enjoyment, I am reading for professional growth as well. Here is a picture of the books I am reading to help me grow as a teacher. Currently, I am reading The Book Whisperer…