Category Archives: Inspiring Story

An Amazing Year Coming to a Close

Are you saddened by the end of the year?  I am.  As a regular teacher you get to touch the lives of roughly 30 kiddos if you are an elementary school teacher or roughly 100 kiddos if you are a middle or high … Continue reading

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Give What you Want to Receive

Have you wondered if your actions or reactions as a teacher are actually perpetuating your classroom management issues?  If not, you should.  My rant for today begins with an intervention specialist that I met today whose main form of classroom … Continue reading

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Conversations “Day of Silence”

Some heated conversations were sparked today with GLSEN’s “Day of Silence.”  On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying, and harassment in their schools.-GLSEN                     Day … Continue reading

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Mad Hatter

There are times when you get smacked back into reality that you are not a regular classroom teacher and that you are simply just a sub.  This week was that time for me. On the whole, districts are grateful for the … Continue reading

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Operation Beautiful

In America, we are obsessed with how we look.  Studies have found that by 5th grade, girls are already beginning to diet, have already looked at themselves in the mirror and thought “I’m fat.”  This just breaks my heart.  Poor body … Continue reading

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A Mean Teacher

I read the following poem posted at a teacher’s desk yesterday and just loved it.  I hope you do too! Take Care, A Mean Teacher A MEAN teacher insists that each student do the best s/he is capable of doing. A … Continue reading

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Zippity Zip

This is why I am a teacher.  What can 5th grade boys do on an indoor recess with 1/2 a plastic water bottle, 3 straws, tape, and string? A zip line that’s what! Today I subbed in a 5th grade classroom, where a … Continue reading

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