Category Archives: Relationships

Middle School teacher epidemic

  As rain drizzles down upon the heads of youthful spirits entering Ocean City Elementary School, parents and students are hand-in-hand entering the building. Students embrace teachers waiting for them inside the corridor and friendly exchange of words between parents … Continue reading

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Power of Home Visits

    Reflecting upon current or past practices is the by far the best learning moments a teacher can take to improve. As I am in the midst of the final term of the school year, I am reminded of all … Continue reading

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My commitment to equity

I often participate in Twitter Chats, but sometimes I lurk too. This evening I finally jumped into one particular chat for a short time as the discussion focused on teaching students in poverty. I love having a moment to feel like … Continue reading

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Teaching in the ‘Love Triangle’ of divorce

I grew up in a home where money was depleted regularly. I remember begging my Dad for money to buy new glasses. He always referred me back to Mom arguing that he paid his child support. The problem is it … Continue reading

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Ohio County Schools: Where I grew up

Sometimes people walk into your life and turn right around and walk away out of your life. However, there are some select few special people who stay with you forever. Those are the ones who plant seeds of knowledge with … Continue reading

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Building a ‘Scholar’ culture

As I read Facebook posts and Twitter feeds about the first day of school, I was baffled about what to do because my district was not back in session until after Labor Day. However, it gave me a lot of … Continue reading

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Starting a new position…positively

Leaving your comfort zone is never a good feeling. What if your way isn’t the “right way?” What if your technique and style are questioned? Who do you turn to as a mentor when everyone is new to you? Over the … Continue reading

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