http://momastery.com/blog/2014/01/30/share-schools/ This article describes how a teacher developed a brief weekly exercise, a survey, that gives insights as to who is getting bullied, is lonely or has no friends. The teacher started this after Columbine with the knoeledge that loneliness is the condition that fosters violence. Her goal is to teach kids to be brave […]
English Science Calculus Class Just An excuse. Love is the subject — About the poem: I know now that teaching is just an excuse to hang out with cool people. It’s a precious opportunity to love them and be loved. Realizing that love is a teacher’s top priority makes things richer, clearer. It’s similar to how […]
It’s not a prison/ Princess waits for you to wake/ See, it’s a palace!/ – About the poem Kids know how the adults that care for them feel. If you are always overwhelmed and trapped by parenting, and pushing your young children away from you, they will feel this. Can you find a way to […]
The most powerful thing we can do is be 100% present in our interactions with each other. Unhurried. Open to the moment and each other. Be, rather than, Do.
This past week I improved life with a simple change: Double it! I’ve been making green juice once or twice a week. Also, this month I have a new schedule working six hours straight with only five minute breaks between classes… I often arrived home wiped out. From a video I watched by Kris Carr […]
Last year, I was in a meeting where one member recounted how another was such a good person to work with. He said it was because she was always so prepared, and she chimed in, “I like being prepared.” The speaker said he began using that motto, not only in his work, but in his […]
I’m a teacher, but I’m not a perfect teacher. But, oh how I love my students! This week I had the privilege of teaching students from Korea, Columbia, Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. It’s pretty hard to juggle cultures, personalities, grammar rules, school policies, and my perceptions and skills. So, I drop the ball. […]
Change your lesson plan. Renumber your objectives for the day and make number one: Love your students. I’ve taught English to students in the US, Korea and Saudi Arabia. One thing’s for sure. You can’t always teach your students what you want to teach them. Or what you think you’re supposed to teach them. You […]