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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly! Part 2

Dear Readers, I promised that I’d keep you apprised of the good, the bad, & the ugly at my adventures in a Non Public School. Well, today I have something good to tell you.

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A Long (But Good) Week!

Dear Readers, This week seemed to be an especially long week. I had a couple of moments when I wished that Calgon would take me away. However, I also had some incredibly fantastic moments. The tough moments were frustrating, but … Continue reading

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The Best Complaint Ever, Part 2

Dear Readers, Do you remember last week when I wrote about one of my students who was upset and complained to the Director of the school because I was trying to teach them & reading to them? Well, today, as … Continue reading

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25 Things Successful Educators Do by Julie DeNeen (21-25)

Dear Readers, Here are the last 5 parts: 21. Successful educators bring fun into the classroom Don’t be too serious. Some days, “fun” should be the goal. When students feel and see your humanness, it builds a foundation of trust … Continue reading

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25 Things Successful Educators Do by Julie DeNeen (16-20)

Dear Readers, Here are the next 5: 16. Successful educators welcome change in the classroom This relates to the above tip, but in a slightly different way. Have you ever been so bored with your house or your bedroom, only … Continue reading

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25 Things Successful Educators Do by Julie DeNeen (11-15)

Dear Readers, Here are the next 5: 11. Successful educators are reflective In order to avoid becoming the stuck and stubborn teacher, successful educators take time to reflect on their methods, their delivery, and the way they connect with their … Continue reading

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25 Things Successful Educators Do by Julie DeNeen (6-10)

Dear Readers, Here are the next 5: 6. Successful educators expect their students to succeed This concept is similar for parents as well. Students need someone to believe in them. They need a wiser and older person to put stock … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day & Graduation to ME!

Dear Readers, Today, I have at least three great things going for me. First, I am a mother, and have been for over 23 years. My children range in age from 11-23. So, HAPPY, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to me! Secondly, … Continue reading

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The New TarHeelReader

Any reader of this site will know how much I love TarHeelReader.org and Gary Bishop is releasing a big update.  The new Tar Heel Reader is available for testing.  The new Tar Heel Reader features an updated, easy to use interface, … Continue reading

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Masterful Me!

Dear Readers, I am sooooooo happy. My degree posted a couple of weeks ago. I feel quite accomplished.  For a hot second I thought I was not going to be able to complete the requirements to get it, but I … Continue reading

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