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Teaching Channel Talks Episode 32: Shaping the Teacher Identity

How have your life experiences shaped who you are in the classroom? Listen in as author and...

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Teaching Channel Talks Episode 31: Let's Talk About Teacher Pay

Do teachers get summers off? Listen to the president of iteach Andrew Rozell and Wendy Amato as...

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My Salute to English Teachers

In 1949, when I was twenty-one years old, I took a creative writing course at the New School in...

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts To Treat Yourself and Your Colleagues

 
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How to Keep Going Even When You Feel Like You Can’t

Making Teaching More Manageable

We all have days (or weeks, or months) when we feel like we...

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10 Tips to End the Year with Positivity and Purpose

Inevitably, when educators get to April or May, the question of “How many days are left?” is...

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Doing Poorly on Purpose: Why Smart Kids Choose to Not Do Well

As a teacher myself, I feel your pain when a capable student chooses -- yes, chooses -- not to...

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Teacher Appreciation All Year Long

Five years ago, I wrote my first blog for Teaching Channel. I'd just had my first child and was...

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I #LoveTeaching -- Even On The Tough Days

Yesterday was one of the tough days for me -- we’ve all had them -- when students seemed to push...

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Is Stress Really The Enemy?

Last month, I made a concerted effort to think about managing stress through a series of...

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Finding Balance Together

I wrote this while enjoying my two-week winter vacation. Completing lists of neglected chores...

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5 Tips To Stay Rejuvenated in the New Year

For many people, the end of the holidays and the beginning of a new year is a time for...

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Grateful For The Power of Each Other

A week ago, on a trip to visit colleges with our son, we stayed at a school converted into a...

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The Role of Culture Brokers in Schools

Have you ever watched comedies like Meet the Fockers or Medea's Family Reunion, when two...

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Compassionate Coaching: Support and Encouragement Go a Long Way

Teaching is an intellectual, cognitively challenging job. It's an emotional one, too. The myriad...

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Boosting Your Practice: Anytime is a Good Time With These 12 Tips

Now that we're getting back into the groove of the classroom, it can be a good opportunity...

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REBOOT Reflections: 5 Lessons for Staying Sound

I'm good at projects, at taking on the next new challenge. I'm energized when I start something...

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REBOOT: How to Restart When You Can’t Stop

A few weeks ago, I realized I had been slogging through too many days in a row. Maybe it was the...

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Why I #LoveTeaching

Here's a confession: Sometimes when I'm at a lovely restaurant, having a lovely meal, with...

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Four Things I Learned This Year

As the year winds down, I'm continuing a Teaching Channel tradition and taking a moment to...

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