Quick! Say something nice about the last person you were in contact with. What affirmation would you give them? Did you have a hard time thinking of something to say? My elementary age students would get grumpy and say something ugly (a Texas word for bad) to a classmate. I would tell them you can’t think ugly thoughts and nice thoughts at the same time,
I confess…I don’t eat sugar! I do have memories of biting into those hot, gooey delights though! National Doughnut (more commonly spelled “donut”) Day was created by the Salvation Army in 1936 to honor women who served doughnuts to WWI soldiers. They even made the doughnuts at times in their helmets! (Ewwww!) Hence, the name “doughboys” was attached to the infantry. Here is my contribution
Last week I was with my daughter and grandson when we dropped him off at his elementary school. So fun! My daughter made the comment that they were always trying to hurry everyone through the line. I had to stifle a laugh. I was reminded of the signs I ordered from a sign company (no longer in business) when I first started as an administrator. I regret
Originally posted Sept. 2012: All classroom teachers have had the thought. Every administrator should go back to the classroom…at least once! Teachers: Hey, maybe administrators will remember how hard it is! What about how much MONEY we pay out-of-pocket? Or how much TIME (not to mention “BLOOD, SWEAT, and TEARS”!) it takes to run a classroom? So I did. For one whole year. The long, gloomy
Originally posted Sept. 1, 2015: The professor at my first administrative class had just asked the formidable question, “Why did you want to become an administrator?” I shrunk down in my seat while scanning the room making a quick assessment of the seating order. Maybe this professor wouldn’t solicit everyone’s input. I could only hope! I realized with dread that I was going to speak last.
Did you know May is “National Get Caught Reading Month”? I was one of those crazy teachers who loved to teach reading. Okay, I also loved to teach math, science and social studies. I was just crazy about teaching! My son’s dyslexia transformed me into a champion for readers. It also changed my career choice and well…everything. In my “olden days”, I was a Registered
Here are THREE different ready-to-go downloadable gift ideas to get you ready for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! This first one is one of my favorites! Do you need a personalized gift for your entire staff? In this editable 26-page download you add staff names, print, and frame! Save this file and re-use it for ANY other occasion by choosing a different style and quote! Cut out and
Let your staff reflect, set goals, think-outside-the-box, ALL wrapped into a paper bag book-making activity. Although the activity is all prepared for you, you can make this session as simple or as elaborate as you want. Choose to create the book at one meeting/session or complete over time. The choice is yours! Options to print in black and white, BW on colored paper, or print
FOR STAFF: Use for staff meetings or department meetings. Place in staff mailboxes ANYTIME! FOR STUDENTS: Use for end-of-day, end-of-lesson or unit study. Both useful for reflection, feedback, assessment, and checking your workplace climate. Click the picture(s) Have you used exit questions successfully? Leave your reflection in the comments!