Category Archives: Connecting With Students

Psst…I’m a New Teacher

So, we have established a few pieces that will help: our new teacher community (NTC): Pssst….I’m a New Teacher, a free tutorial on the NTC based on the text, The New Teacher Book, and a free Toolkit o’ Fun.

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The Power of Mentorship

Mentoring is beneficial for the mentor and mentee is so many ways. Some benefits may not be realized until the mentee is an adult and may no longer be in touch with the mentor.

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Confidence

Once I know that I can do something with even a little bit of flair or success, I want to try it again and again. This is the practice that leads to skill and success – in anything!

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Public or Private?

Thank you to the passionate teachers out there who love what they do and the teachers (and administrators) who aren’t afraid to give the kids the responsibility and power to take ownership of their lives and their futures.
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The Gift of Imagination

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, says that imagination is so much more than a tool for creating. Because of imagination, humans can see or read the works of others and experience empathy or learn vicariously. This allows us to avoid creating the mistakes that others have made or to adopt solutions that others have identified so we too can be successful. Continue reading

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Little Notes–Big Connections

Getting notes from my students is absolutely one of my favorite things, a lovely and precious job perk. Because I teach and preach the power of writing all day long, it makes me giddy when students choose to open up their hearts and put their appreciation into words.

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How do you feel about onions?

In the past 10 years my relationship with the onion has blossomed, but not on a culinary level. I have begun to realize that an onion is arguably the most effective metaphor for reaching a deeper understanding about some of the complex challenges in teaching and learning. Continue reading

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