Education :: Why the Parents Matter

When I was a music teacher, I got along really well with the parents with whom I came in contact. However, I heard the stories from other teachers and their take was that the ‘parents were the worst part of the job’. It can be difficult, I know. We see our students at school andContinue reading “Education :: Why the Parents Matter”

Education :: A Few Writing Prompts

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of Education posts the last couple of weeks. My schedule has been awesome! 🤪😉 Anywhoodle – yes, this is a made-up word, no I don’t care – I’ve put together 3 writing prompts for you all. There is one per age group. Obviously you can change them in everyContinue reading “Education :: A Few Writing Prompts”

Education : Why do we teach writing?

Writing is one of the most difficult things to teach. Our students are all at different levels of understanding while we are also stuck teaching the curriculum and barely get a moment to think about teaching writing. Not every student has the gift to write, but teaching them writing is still important. Teaching writing helpsContinue reading “Education : Why do we teach writing?”

Brittany’s Tips for Creating an Alternate World

Decide if your world is based on our world or if it is based solely from your imagination Even if it is a different world, it can be based on things that you are familiar with it can be an earth-like world that looks exactly like ours but the set up is all your ownContinue reading “Brittany’s Tips for Creating an Alternate World”

Education :: If I Set the Date, There’s No Changing It

Really? I think we all get caught up in the unimportant details. Unless it’s a life or death, pass or fail thing, why can’t we change things? As a teacher, I’ve always had this issue of setting a date by which something should be done, then failing at it. It was no one’s fault thatContinue reading “Education :: If I Set the Date, There’s No Changing It”

Education :: Be There

My favorite teachers growing up were the ones who cared about me. I didn’t know anything about their personal lives. I didn’t even know their first names until much later. But I knew they cared about me. Mrs. Spargo understood that the playground wasn’t my favorite place. Instead of forcing me to go outside forContinue reading “Education :: Be There”

Hope :: Just Be You… Again

I don’t know about you, but in my life I’ve been told I’m “too ____________” many times. It’s always been about different things, which is why I put in the blank. I’m sure you can think back over your own life and pick out things people have said to or about you. The following isContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You… Again”

Education :: Attainable Goals

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a habit of setting goals for myself (and my students) that are a little on the unattainable side. Is it good to challenge yourself and your students? Absolutely! But there does come a point where you need to be practical while also being hopeful. As aContinue reading “Education :: Attainable Goals”

Education :: Leading by Example

Though this post is labeled “Education”, I honestly believe this post can be for many different aspects of life! I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Have you ever found yourself saying or thinking it? If so, I’m not going to chastise you. That’s not my job. IContinue reading “Education :: Leading by Example”