A Word for Teachers: FOGBOW

Fogbow Pronounced: [FAWG-boh]   Definition A rainbow made of fog droplets; a white rainbow An arc or circle of white or yellow seen against the fog   A Simple Reflection on the Word A fogbow is mainly seen when the sun is breaking through the fog. Sailors often see them as they form over the…

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Embrace the Layers

Last night I made stir fry and I cried. Tears streamed down my face, not because I was sad or due to my meal tasting horrible, but rather because of one of my favorite ingredients of all… the onion. From the first cut, my eyes began to burn, and through each chopped layer tears fell,…

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The Soap Mentality

I wash my face almost every morning. My entire life I have used a single bar of soap any time I washed my face. I never saw anything wrong with it because I never knew anything different. Recently, my wife introduced me to something revolutionary to my world… a skin care regimen. She asked me…

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A Teaching Clog

The drain to my shower was clogged the other day, but baking soda saved the day!  It was one of those clogs where the water pools up and sits for a while before slowly disappearing and leaving a gross residue that has to be wiped immediately. I didn’t have time to wait until it took…

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The Teacher Wall

We have all hit it, stared at it, or felt like it was impenetrable. It shows up during moments when, no matter what we do, things seem to be at a stand still. It attempts to block our passion by making us believe that even though we do our best to care for our students,…

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What Fuels YOU as a Teacher?

My favorite fruit is pineapple, and one of my favorite snacks is Doritos. I was at Costco the other day and I found super sized versions of both. Currently, I’m doing my best to stay in shape and remain as healthy as possible, so I’m happy to say that I put the Doritos back on…

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What’s Your Teacher Prescription?

A few weeks ago I went to the eye doctor. I didn’t go because I felt that my vision was slipping drastically or that I needed a prescription to see clearly. I went because lately when I am driving, during storms, high traffic times, or late at night, my eyesight becomes blurry. Although I survive…

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Teaching on the Island of Misfit Toys

Watching the 1964 TV special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas tradition for many people around the world. It is the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who is bullied for being different. He teams up with a toy-making elf who wants to be a dentist, and they set out on an adventure…

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Teach FIT: How ‘In Shape’ are YOU as a Teacher?

The most successful people in the world are FIT.  They have the ability to Focus, take Initiative, and be Tenacious in order to accomplish their goals.  People who have a FIT mentality will rise above the rest. When it comes to teaching, this same rule applies.  If you want to lead your students down a…

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Three Inspiring Costumes Great Teachers Wear

When kids (and adults alike) dress up on Halloween, they are taking advantage of an opportunity to become someone else and hide their identity for a night. As teachers, you have the opportunity to ‘dress up’ as many things throughout the year.  The difference between you, and those on Halloween, is that your ‘disguises’ display…

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