Category Archives for Inspiration/Encouragement (Teaching)

The Secret to Making it Through the Day With Strength, Purpose, & Wisdom

The secret to making it through the day with strength, wisdom, & purpose

Teaching can be tough. So can being a mother. Frankly, anything worth doing is going to bring plenty of challenges. It’s just how it is. But if you’re a Christian, you have a Friend who is there to help you through those challenges. And when I say help that is a gross understatement. Our Friend […]

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How to Be a Miserable, Frustrated, Disillusioned Teacher: A Review of Awakened by Angela Watson

How to be a miserable, frustrated, disillusioned teacher

If you want to be a miserable, frustrated, or disillusioned as a teacher, there’s one book that you definitely don’t want to read  – and that’s Angela Watson’s book Awakened. The book is subtitled Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching, and the truths this book discusses are absolutely transformational. Our Thoughts Determine Our Feelings […]

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How to Stop Hating Lunchroom Duty (or any Annoying Task)

How to Stop Dreading Lunch Duty (or any Annoying Task)

Ugh, I hate grading papers. Mrs. Rogers, do we really have to do this worksheet? Sometimes our complaints as teachers and our students’ complaints aren’t really all that different, are they? It’s easy for both of us to get frustrated when a task just seems mundane, tedious, and possibly even unimportant. What tasks most frustrates […]

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Can We Really Believe in ALL Our Students?

Can we really believe in all our students

When you think about your students, do you find yourself naturally putting them into categories? There’s the sharp ones, the creative ones, the disruptive ones, the ones with attitude problems, the ones with academic struggles, etc…. It’s only natural to start labeling people, but if we really want every one of our students to succeed […]

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How to Finish the School Year Strong

8 Tips for Teachers on Finishing the School Year Strong

Teacher, I understand that end-of-the-school-year feeling. I know that you are tired and overwhelmed. I know how much you have to get done and how mentally and physically draining finishing a school year is. I know you’re ready for the summer. But I want to encourage you – finish the year strong! I promise the […]

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Thank You, Teachers

Thank You, Teachers

Teaching is amazing. Yes, I know it’s exhausting. Yes, it is crazy. And yes, it can even be incredibly frustrating. But isn’t it also the most rewarding, most fulfilling, most exciting job in the world? Stop a moment and remember just how amazing your job really is. The opportunity to teach young people and influence […]

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When You Feel Like You’re Not Making Much Progress

When You Feel Like You're Not Making Much Progress (View Post)

Have you ever felt like you’re just not making any progress? Maybe it’s with your personal growth, your career, a new hobby, or your marriage. Or maybe you’re pouring your heart into your kids or your students and it just seems like they’re not getting it – like everything you say and do is going […]

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