One Thing You Need To Know About Great Teaching

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius   When we begin our teaching careers, everything is moving very fast.  Even though the first few days as an official “teacher” are a whirlwind, we feel like we are prepared to teach.  Why wouldn’t we?  We have done everything our post-secondary […]

Can You Tell the Difference?

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In talking with a colleague, he shared his frustration in observing a sheer sense of laziness for some of his students and parents.  He attributed it to society, the time of year, and other external factors.  As he talked, it reminded me about the book by Dan and Chip Heath, Switch.  The Heath brothers write […]

Are You A Victim Of Your Own Resume?

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It’s a sheet of paper.  Really, just a sheet of paper.  Sometimes if you’re getting crazy, it stretches to two sheets of paper.  Many employers judge you on that piece of paper.  That’s it.  In or out.  The funny thing is, we all know that.  It has been that way for years.  And while as […]

Who’s Mentoring You?

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I couldn’t wait for Dad to get home that evening.  You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.  I peered around the bushes to scan for his car while delicately holding the yellow envelope careful not to bend it.   I got all A’s for the first grading period of my middle school career, and […]