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Creatively Starting the New School Year

On Monday, the new school year begins with a week of meetings, teacher prep, and personal development. The following Monday, the students arrive. As it is right now, I’ve got 25 students, which is the most students I’ve ever had … Continue reading

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It’s been a busy week and a half. It’s crazy how quickly time goes by when a person is busy. Launching a home-based business with three different arms is a lot of work! One of the pieces of my home-based … Continue reading

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5 Things To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

If you’re like me, classroom management is sometimes a challenge. Maybe the students are chattier than normal. Maybe you are feeling tired or run down. Maybe you just have a very challenging group, and you have to work extra hard … Continue reading

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Recognizing a Student’s Ability

At the beginning of a new school year, we usually don’t know our new students very well, if at all. We may have heard their names a few times or been given bits of information from their previous teachers. If … Continue reading

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Wisdom Teeth and Free Lesson Plans

My youngest son had his wisdom teeth surgically extracted this morning. Unfortunately for him, he had 6 of them. Everything went well, and he is now recovering. But this got me questioning why those teeth are called “wisdom teeth”, so … Continue reading

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“I Miss the Kids… Because That’s What It’s All About”

“I Miss the Kids… Because That’s What It’s All About” This afternoon while I was shopping for my mother’s birthday present (She’ll be 83 this Saturday!), I saw a former coworker as I glanced across the top of the clothes … Continue reading

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Craft Sticks and Class Management

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