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September 24, 2021 Encouraging Student Responsibility

Earlier this week I became a brand-new dog owner. To be honest, this wasn’t exactly my choice. My parents have recently retired and wanted to…

September 10, 2021 The Culture of Corn: Don’t Exhaust Yourself

Growing up in the Midwest, the sight of crops was common to me. There were times when I would pass by a long field of…

August 30, 2021 Building Classroom Community

In many schools, the first few days tend to follow a familiar pattern. Students arrive at school in the morning and shyly make their way…

August 4, 2021 How to Keep from Overextending Yourself This Year

Last weekend I made a mistake. After spending my Saturday cleaning the house, grocery shopping, and performing all the necessary chores demanded of an adult,…

July 28, 2021 You Do You: Finding Your Balance in Education

Next week, I’m going on vacation. There’s going to be sun (I hope). There’s going to be sand. Not to mention…

July 23, 2021 Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Your Classroom

Not long ago, I made a huge life change: I finally downloaded Venmo. Ok, maybe it’s a bit of a stretch to call it a…

July 19, 2021 Back to School Tips from Dear Evan Hansen

Not long ago I saw the first trailer for Dear Evan Hansen - the movie. And while Ben Platt is looking suspiciously…

July 16, 2021 How Project-Based Learning Can Teach Empathy

Right now, many of us are living in a place of transition. After almost a year trapped indoors, the Coronavirus appears to finally be receding.…