To Be a Teacher – Reflections Near Mothers’ Day

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Tweet This past summer, fall and winter my family went through a lot as we struggled with some family issues.  My daughter, after a long state of despair, was diagnosed with PANDAS.  It put our family in a spin, but thankfully, I can say with confidence, that with the right treatment, she has recovered.  We […]

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Take Charge of Your Own PD

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Tweet When you become a teacher, you NEVER leave school.  I don’t just mean you go to school every day, I also mean you never stop having to take classes.  Teachers are life-long learners in the most pure sense of the phrase.  We are constantly learning new methods, strategies, and activities.  We constantly research, question […]

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Bitter or Better

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Tweet It wasn’t long ago that I was introduced to this:  You can get bitter about it or you can get better. Immediately, my mind traveled to education and my position as a teacher.  So many times I have been faced with something challenging, unnecessary or down right negative.  And let’s face it, it is […]

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8 Inspiring Values of Unforgettable Educators

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Tweet You will love this post from a returning guest blogger, Aileen Pablo.  I’ve nothing more to say, just enjoy!  ~EMP Most of us are lucky enough to have had at least one exceptional teacher during our school days, and whether they taught us in elementary, middle school, high school or college, we still tend […]

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Be Proud of What You Do – Wear Blue

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Tweet Today is National Teacher Day. With so many mixed feelings about our profession, a day like this is important to remember and even take a little seriously.  Our job is not easy; there are many obstacles and challenges.  From the struggling students we yearn to reach to the occational parent that doesn’t do their part, from the […]

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No Closed Doors, Just Open Spaces

Tweet Before I begin, I want you to know that I hear you rapping the title of this post to the line in Bust a Move by Young MC, “No fine girls, just ugly faces…” Ok, I know that’s bad, but stick with me! There is an actual post coming… I was rereading a post […]

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Appreciating Mothers – Our First Teachers

Tweet When you think about appreciating those who have taught you well, do you also think of your mother?  I do! She has taught me so much.  I think of all the lessons she has modeled for me throughout my life in topics from boys to academia to love in and of family to the […]

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Teacher Appreciation

Tweet I am SO looking forward to today!!!  I love it when our wonderful PTA provides us with a Teacher Appreciation lunch.  It is truly lovely, relaxing and, well, leaves me very full of great food!  (I remember blogging about this luncheon last year! ;-p)  But to top it off, they cover our duties so […]

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Share!

Tweet Share, share, share (and take turns).  I find myself saying it to my students and my children all the time.  Maybe it’s time I take my own advice! Share Your Stuff As we clean out our rooms and spaces for the end of the school year, we come across so many things: lessons, materials, […]

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