Category Archives for Inspiration/Encouragement (Teaching)

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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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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How to Conquer the Learning Curve in Teaching

How to Conquer the Learning Curve of Teaching

Few professions have a steeper learning curve than teaching. From classroom management to lesson planning to communicating with parents, there’s a lot to figure out. And with so much at stake that first week of school, and a few rookie mistakes can produce problems for the rest of the year. I’ve been there. Pretty much […]

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Real Advice for Teachers from Teachers

Real Advice for Teachers from Teachers. View post:

What advice would you give to a new teacher? That’s the question I recently ran across on Facebook. By the way, if you’re not a part of a great teachers’ chat group on Facebook, you are missing a great opportunity to exchange ideas and encouragement. This question was posted in an incredible group called Encouraging […]

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Dealing with Discouraging Days

Dealing with Discouraging Days

As teachers and as parents, we all experience discouraging days. Sometimes they’re a result of a particularly frustrating incident. Other times, they’re the product of stress or pure exhaustion. And they’re no fun. These days make us doubt our ability; they make us feel hopeless; they may even make us want to give up. I […]

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