Freshmen Transition: Creating Programs to Fit Your Needs – Education Article

Thinking back to my first day of high school, I remember feeling anxiety, nervous excitement, and fear of the unknown. I grew up in a small tight-knit community and knew most of the students in my class as we entered high school. What I do remember about that hot August day in Gilbert was attempting to find my classes, loving all the lunch options, and surviving the day without any major disasters. But is this the norm? Do our incoming…

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Problem Solving: Advice For All Teachers – Education Article

Reading Time: 1 minute What would be your number one piece of advice for all teachers? If I think back to all the difficult periods throughout my teaching career, there is one thing that resonates on each occasion. I failed to share my views with those who held me to account. Logical reasoning? As a teacher, there is very little opportunity for reflection. On the other side of the coin, the person that pulls the strings, your head teacher or…

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#Blogging28 Challenge Week Two Round Up – The Edublogger – Education Article

We’re about halfway through our 28 day challenge to help educators gain momentum with blogging in 2019! Read all about the Get Blogging in 2019 Challenge here. It’s not too late to start. You can join in at any time. Our January calendar shares bite-sized steps you can take to build momentum and put positive habits in place that you can continue throughout 2019. You can also join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #blogging28 and subscribe to our Twitter…

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9 New Teacher Survival Tips – Education Article

Because you asked. I occasionally get emails from followers, readers, and conference audience members asking for advice. It’s lovely! And flattering! And OK, a lot of work sometimes. But, I always try to answer and help. Recently, I spent so much time answering, linking to past posts, and giving paragraphs and paragraphs of advice I thought – Hey! This would be a good blog post! Some of these topics, I’ve blogged about before. I’m kind of passionate about being a…

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Swapping Content for Cuddles: Prepping for a Long Term Sub – Education Article

As I sit down to write this post, I have a 12-day old baby boy sleeping on my chest. Brooks Nash Clark arrived December 28, 2018, and we couldn’t be more in love. The baby snuggles and cuddles are in no short supply, and I can’t get enough of his adorable face. But, today is also the second day of my maternity leave. I have nine weeks away from my students. While I am so grateful and appreciative for the…

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My To-Do List: A Peek Into a Teacher Leader’s Week – Education Article

The simple fact that this is my second “list” blog post in a row should tell you something. No matter how many hours I am putting in at home right now, there do not seem to be enough. Teaching is always busy, and balance elusive, but between designing and implementing new programs at school, and managing extra projects (both meant to supplement income as well as realize pet ideas of mine), this was my teacher-leader to-do list as of last…

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#Blogging28 Challenge Week One Round Up – The Edublogger – Education Article

A week ago we launched our 28 day challenge to help educators gain momentum with blogging in 2019. We’ve had a great response from enthusiastic educators who want to reap the rewards of blogging! Read all about the Get Blogging in 2019 Challenge here. It’s not too late to start. You can join in at any time. Some participants have been blogging for over a decade and want to get into more of a routine with their posting. Others are new…

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