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The Power of Positive Parent Contact

Posted by Erika Schneider on Apr 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM

            In teaching, as in the rest of life, there are best practices. And then there is real life. We all know that we should eat fruits and vegetables for an after school snack when we have low energy from teaching all day. Yet, that candy bar looks so much more appealing than that apple at four in the afternoon.

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Topics: parents, teacher motivation, advice for teachers

When Should You Avoid the Teachers' Lounge?

Posted by Erika Schneider on Apr 5, 2018 7:20:37 PM

            New teachers are often given the advice, “Avoid the teachers’ lounge.” The rationale behind this advice is that it can be a place filled with complaints and negativity. I followed this advice for many years, eating lunch alone in my classroom. I really didn’t mind this situation because I had other times in the day to connect with adults. However, things changed when I had my baby. There were no longer any spare moments at school to chat with colleagues and my evenings were filled with taking care of the baby and then collapsing out of exhaustion. In an effort to get some conversation with adults during the day, I started to eat lunch in the teachers’ lounge with my colleagues.

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Topics: teacher pressures, teacher problems, teaching advice, teacher networking, advice for teachers

Fall Back in Love with Teaching This Valentine's Day!

Posted by Emily Guthrie on Feb 13, 2015 7:32:34 AM

By third quarter, the pencils are wearing down, the pens are running out of ink, the students are getting antsy for spring break, and the teachers are starting to burn out.  It is the perfect time to  remember why we do the job we do!  Here are some tips to fall back in love with teaching this Valentine's Day!

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Topics: inspiration, love, teaching, teaching advice, what teachers make, teacher burnout, advice for teachers, teaching ideas

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