6 Points from What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently  14 Things that Matter Most Copyright 2004 Todd Whitaker Many common sense ideas Great for new teachers or reminders for veteran teachers 1. It’s People Not Programs No program is better than an effective teacher. Being a teacher is about relationships. Presentation is key. Must have credibility, relationships, and excitement... Continue Reading →

No More Reading for Junk Book Review

Review: This book is clear and to the point, but it did not give me additional insight on how to motivate students to read. The ideas in the book sound good in theory but aren’t necessarily relevant in the classroom. Or many teachers are already doing this type of teaching in their classrooms. Unfortunately, many... Continue Reading →

Sisters

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I went through a messy divorce, which was by far the hardest part of my life, even worse than losing my dad, yet I had moved on, remarried, and finally found happiness. However, my ex-husband remained a thorn in my side. Every move I made, he managed to complicate. He... Continue Reading →

You can’t be a mom

As I walk to my seat in my freshman Intro to English class, I feel this guy looking at me. I glance his way, and he is just smiling and kind of trying to make eye contact. I can tell that he is thinking of something to say. This should feel exciting. It is college.... Continue Reading →

Must Read! Untamed

I am intimidated to even write a review of this book because I know I cannot do it justice. To be honest, I didn’t even know who Glennon Doyle was, but I follow Reese Witherspoon on Instagram, and she had it on her book club page. I saw the book at the library, so I... Continue Reading →

Remote Learning Tips

As parents, I think we can all agree that remote learning is rough on a family. Parents have jobs, kids are home alone, we need to find childcare for younger ones, and life just keeps going, even though the world is in a state of chaos. Here are some tips that I would give to... Continue Reading →

Elf on the shelf Week 2

Well, planning ahead with our Elf has made my life much easier. I normally am so over it at this point, and want Elf to make his way back to the North Pole, but I am actually enjoying it this year! I can't believe I said that! Honestly, I have slacked off a little on... Continue Reading →

Elf on The Shelf Week one

Hopefully you saw day one in the previous post. Here are some ideas to get you through the first week with your Elf. I try to mix the better ideas with the ones that are less work to keep it balanced. Day 2 Popsicle Sticks Clothes Pin Markers A Naughty Nice Chart for the week.... Continue Reading →

24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

I bet almost every mom right now is thinking about the arrival of the family Elf. It's kind of exciting at first, and as moms, we have the best intentions of doing the Pinterest worthy Elf ideas, then after about a week of The Elf, we are counting down to the day Elf will make... Continue Reading →

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