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My Advice to New Teachers (and Old)

See below for advice for new (and old) teachers!!!

My Advice to New Teachers (and Old).

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Posted by on November 16, 2014 in Education


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36 Days ’til 40: Helping or Crippling Our Children???



Helicopter parents….. I do not need to say anything else and I can assure you that there is a group of educators around the world moaning – just at the term.  We all know them, sometimes we are them, and we struggle with them all the time.  What is a helicopter parent?  A helicopter parent is a parent who is always on standby, ready to swoop in and catch their child before they fall.  At first glance, a helicopter parent is a fiercely devoted, highly loving adult – and this is true, but, sadly, their love can cripple their child, instead of empower their child. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 16, 2013 in ADD, attitude, Children, Family, Parenting


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61 Days ’til 40: Balloon Games


I have discovered that you are never really too old for balloons – I am sure there are readers out there who would agree with me!  Adults can have as much fun playing balloon volleyball as children can.  So, when the balloon games come out at our school, sometimes the teachers have more fun than the students!  That is a good thing!  🙂 Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Children, Education, mental health, Work


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195 Days ’til 40: What Teachers Do in Private

Sometimes I chuckle when I hear students and parents talk about teachers, particularly when they speculate about the personal lives of those who educate them.  I find it so amusing when a teacher meets a student on the street, in a non-school setting.  The child’s eyes get very wide…. they cannot understand how their teacher can be out on the street… the teacher LIVES at school – right?   Read the rest of this entry »


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325 Days ’til 40: Heralding Hope, Defeating Despair

In the world we live in today, it can sometimes be hard to find hope.  Even when our lives are going well, we look around us and see unemployment, poverty, crime, and tremendous amounts of suffering world-wide.

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