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3 Ways to Help Students Achieve Goals

Goals can seem like a conundrum, especially when it comes to helping others achieve theirs— like students. From the time these students were born, adults have directed the course of their lives at every decision-point relegating them to a level of dependence that demands little ownership or responsibility, limited thinking, and limited guided practice. We read more

4 Tips on How to Be The Best Role Model in Your Students’ Lives

  The Best Role Model in Your Students’ Lives To be the best role model in your students’ lives is no easy feat. As educators, we lead by example every day—for our students, our colleagues, and our communities. We carry the significant responsibility of shaping the opinions and actions of others, particularly our students. We read more

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3 Tips for Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment (CAPSLE)

Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment In order to have any kind of school success, students and teachers must first have a peaceful school learning environment. But creating a peaceful school learning environment comes with many questions from educators: ‘How can we make this school more peaceful? Where do we start?’ This seems like a daunting and read more

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5 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem and The Purple Sock Syndrome When I was 7 years old, I experienced something that would make me question myself and my self-esteem the rest of my growing years— I was cast as a purple tulip in the school play. I can’t quite remember the name of the play. I only remember – quite read more

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Can one person make a difference?

Can one person make a difference? It’s a good question as any; can one person make a difference? As a long-time believer in the power of collective thinking, I spent most of my career encouraging those around me to share their ideas, even the crazy ones, as a means to contribute to the whole. It read more

Planning to Fail: Lessons Learned About College & Career Readiness

Planning to fail in life is something most, if not all of us, never plan for. We don’t plan to fail, we plan to succeed— but life doesn’t follow our plans. Life throws curve balls at us from the time we are born. Life isn’t fair. As a woman who grew up on the land read more

5 Tips for Better Student Engagement

Student engagement can feel like it’s the tallest peak. The most basic function of a teacher is to teach and their most basic goal is for their students to learn.  We fantasize that our students would be at the edge of their seats just thirsting for our knowledge, but this picture is far from reality. read more

Science Instruction that Engages & Prepares Students for Future Success

Triceratops, Brontosaurus, 9 planets in the solar system, the sun revolves around the Earth, the world is flat—don’t fall off when you sail to the edge of the ocean. What do all these ideas have in common? They were all prevalent science concepts at one time and were a cornerstone of science instruction. Well, the read more