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Blog Challenge- 17 Inspirational Pins that Teach Character & Courage

Here are 17 inspirational pins I found on Pinterest which teach character that I would like to share with you. These sayings could be used as inspirational and motivational teaching moments for students.  Read them and brainstorm ways you could use these sayings to teach character and courage.  Students need to be taught how to … Continue reading

30 Days of Ways to Fight Malaise: Things to Be Thankful for

Have you ever felt malaise in the workforce?  What did you do about it?  What can you do about it?  What is malaise? The definitions for malaise according to are: “1- a general feeling of being worried, unhappy, or not satisfied“ The Thesaurus entry from for this definition lists the following synonyms “range anxiety, worry, concern, stress, tension, pressure, anxiety,strain, disquiet, alarm,” etc. “2- a situation in which a society or organization is not operating effectively“ The Thesaurus entry from for this … Continue reading

The Honest Truth About Spell Check…Sincerely, Teacher

Dear Students: Spell check is notorious for being viewed as dumbing down your spelling abilities.  Throughout my years in the teaching profession I have heard rants from many teachers about the evils of spell check and how it makes students lazy and unable to learn how to spell correctly.  The naysayers who view this way … Continue reading

Unilateral Voyage in Mission: “Possibility”

I wrote this several years ago for a school I worked at, as a thank you and goodbye.  And to say, “even though I’m leaving we are still in this vision together to reach and help students succeed.  We are in this journey together to support students in reaching their goals no matter the obstacles … Continue reading

1 Year Later- Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I have Learned as a Twitter Newbie

What is the first thing you think of when you think of Twitter?  Most people think of a popular social networking site that people use for socializing, sharing random opinions and befriending cool celebrities.  Think of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.  Yes, they are no longer together.  But, they were one of the Twitter trend … Continue reading

The School Year is Over—Now Have a Productive Summer!

For some students, the arrival of summer means the opportunity to lounge around and do — well — pretty much nothing. While it can be tempting to allow the dog days of summer to flow by in a blur of inactivity and laziness, doing so often isn’t the best idea. If you give in to … Continue reading

Wisdom of the Great Depression Generation- Lessons Learned from My Grandparents

We often say to listen to the advice of our elders because they have years of wisdom.  Better yet, listen to the advice of our elders of the Great Depression Generation.  They have wisdom beyond their already long lives and there is much we can learn from them.  I recently lost one of my grandparents and … Continue reading

Feature Clip: Teacher Vacation…Island of No Return

How many of you feel like this? How many of you want peace and quiet away from school-related work while you are on your spring break, summer break and vacations? This is the life!  Right? I created this video about 5 months ago while trying to test out using GoAnimate. It is fitting to share … Continue reading

Instagram I Heart You for Coming to Android- Finally Fabulous Photos

I have waited a long time for you Instagram to come to Android.  Thank you, Instagram for making my wish come true! I used to have an iPhone and had you Instagram. I jumped ship to the Droid due to personal preference. In doing so I had to give you up.  Oh, how I have missed … Continue reading

EduTweet #edchat Discussion- Professional Development so Last Century

Yesterday, March, 2012 I was privileged to take part in a live edu-tweet with #edchat. #Edchat is a group of educators from around the country and globe that Tweet each other via the hashtag #edchat on Twitter twice a week to discuss issues in education. The discussions last for an hour and are determined by … Continue reading

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