Teacher Appreciation Week during Quarantine / Stay At Home Orders

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

At school, teacher appreciation week can be one of the best weeks. Perhaps you get a breakfast or lunch (or both! On two different days! That’s the best!), or a small gift in your mailbox (Please let it be candy!). You can tell the students who made their gift themselves – I save those – and the students whose parents give them something large and unknown early in the morning.

“I don’t know what this is, but I was told to give it to you.”

My favorite gifts are from the parents’ who give the Visa gift card and say “I can’t bring alcohol into the building for you, so get some yourself.”

My current daily view, all day long.

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Building Your Students’ Mindfulness with a Mindfulness Book

Teacher Post Thursday – Build your students’ mindfulness with a mindfulness book!

Howdy everyone!

Thought I’d share a great strategy that I’ve been using this year to help students build the skills needed to develop mindfulness in the classroom. Obviously, it has to be something simple, straightforward, and better yet, cheap and EASY to implement.

img_1439I present to you – the Mindfulness book. (See upper left corner!)

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The Benefits of Summer School – An “In The Trenches” Perspective

This last week, as I wrapped up another summer school program with my local school district, I sat down and reflected on the difference it makes for my underprivileged students.

First time with Paper Mache!

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