Entries related to: motivation

#TeacherLove: My Mother, My Favorite Teacher, My Inspiration

I wasn't born the daughter of a teacher. When I was in 8th grade, my mother, Marilyn, decided to...

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#TeacherLove: Appreciating That Special Teacher

By Paul Oh
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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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Why Do You #LoveTeaching?

Maybe it's the goodbye hug from a munchkin whose mischief you managed with grace.

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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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#TeacherLove: Love Looks Like Time, Tenderness, and Toddler Fridays

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A Letter To My Children: What It Means to Be a Teacher

For the past several years, I've used Teacher Appreciation Week to pay tribute to this wonderful...

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What a Visit to Chicago Taught me About America’s Schools

I recently visited a set of schools in Chicago that are part of the Academy of Urban School...

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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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I Am Thankful For...

"There are things known and unknown and in between are the doors."-- Jim Morrison

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Four Reasons Teachers are Thankful

When I begin professional development work with teachers, I often ask what inspires or enables...

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Are You a Teacher Leader?

"I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice...

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