Monthly Archives: November 2012

Laying the Groundwork: Rights vs. Privileges

Whether you are starting a management system on the first day of school or at some other point during the school year, laying the groundwork is a key element to your success. For me, the first days are when I … Continue reading

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Deliberately Living with Gratitude

Each year, as Thanksgiving rolls around we are all inclined to reflect on the blessings we have in our lives and to remember what we are grateful for.  However, I believe this is something we should be doing everyday of our lives.  … Continue reading

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Beginnings

We are now finished with quarter one of this school year.  My goodness, where does the time go? I want to share what happened twenty minutes after the bell rang on the first day of school.  Otis, a student from last … Continue reading

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Because I Care About You

All this week, there have been massive clean-up efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  The kindness shown to others has been inspiring.  In my classroom, there have been on-going efforts to help Cloie in the aftermath of her own storm.  The kindness shown there has been … Continue reading

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The Storm Inside of Cloie

I’ve been teaching for years and can honestly say I’m always learning.  Every student has taught or reaffirmed some lesson to me.  Fresh out of college, I thought I had the world by the tail because I was armed with … Continue reading

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