Author Archives: Jerilyn

The “Principal” of Entitlement

 Every day on the news, I hear of stories that make me think that some people have a skewed sense of entitlement.  It reminds me of a time when one of my principals almost helped to promote that concept. I … Continue reading

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Empathy

When I hear the stories of what is happening to families all across our country during our government’s ‘shut down’ I wonder, “Congress, where is your empathy?”  I find myself wondering this thought about other situations, too.  Henry David Thoreau … Continue reading

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A Positive Life or A Negative Life

Between the violence in our own country and that abroad, both by hate groups and by single individuals, as well as the fact that our own government can’t seem to get along (I swear, I need to go to Washington … Continue reading

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Soaring to the Top

As you recall from last week’s post (Swearing vs. Music), Ginger started to exhibit a remarkable change in her use of appropriate language instead of inappropriate language.  However, at the end of her second year with me, she still was … Continue reading

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Swearing vs. Music

Last night was Open House for our school, and as I talked with the one parent who came, I couldn’t help but be reminded how parental support is huge in helping students succeed!  Ginger, from last week’s post, had the support … Continue reading

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“That’s a Swear Word?”

WARNING: This post uses profanity Last week it looked as if the United States of America was going to end up in a war with Syria.  This week, thanks to an off-handed remark made by John Kerry, it seems we … Continue reading

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Create an Amazing Year

Here we are back at the beginning of a new school year and I wanted to suggest five past posts I have written that many have found helpful in setting up their classrooms: In The Hope Strategy, I discuss the … Continue reading

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I Make a Difference

Well, I am seeing many Back-to-School sale signs up in the stores, so I know it is almost time to head back to school where I will sharpen pencils, decorate my room, and start writing lesson plans.  I love my … Continue reading

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Independence Day, Independent Thinker

With tomorrow being Independence Day, and July 1st, having been my fiftieth birthday, I can’t help but reflect how fortunate I am to live in a country where I get to participate in and enjoy the freedoms given to me … Continue reading

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Behavior Intervention Plan-Part Three

This is the last week of school for me until Aug 21st.  I always look forward to summer, but I always miss my students.  I get teary-eyed when I say good-bye to them on the last day of school. There … Continue reading

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