Spider-Man: 4 POWERS Teachers Possess

Summer Superhero Series: Volume Three

Spiderman is an ‘accidental’ superhero.  He has powers bestowed upon him that he never intended to have, and he never knew existed.

Spider-Man: 4 POWERS Teacher's Possess

In teaching we often face situations that we never expected would happen.  Just like Spider-Man, however, we have been gifted with powers that we never knew existed or we often take for granted.  All we have to do is look within to find them, and learn to wield them well.

GROOT: 3 Lessons to Learn as Leaders

Summer Superhero Series: Volume Two

Groot is a superhero who does not need words to define his leadership.  He uses his actions and his example to demonstrate his strength, and others take notice.

GROOT: 3 Lessons to Learn as Leaders

Leadership is tough. It is not something that can be mastered by following a formula or a framework.  It is something that is learned over time, through years of observation and mentorship.  Groot is a perfect example of selfless leadership in action.

Lead like Groot and take these lessons to heart as you tackle the task of leadership.

Wonder Woman: 4 Lessons to Empower the Girls We Teach

Summer Superhero Series: Volume One

Wonder Woman is not simply a ‘female’ superhero, but rather she is a superhero who happens to be a female. There is a big difference.

When young girls in classrooms around the world understand this difference, they become empowered. They truly believe that they have the strength and fortitude to change the world. They become fierce.

We must teach our girls to ‘embrace the wonder,’ and internalize the lessons they can learn from Wonder Woman.

Teaching the ‘Chipotle’ Way… Turn up the Heat!

I am not a big fan of fast food. Every time I take a moment to indulge, it costs me a pound or two! This may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and it just isn’t worth it.

If I do decide that I need a quick meal however, one place I like to frequent is Chipotle.  Although they provide a meal that I can get quickly, they do not offer the low quality of other fast food chains.  In my opinion, they provide food fast, NOT fast food!

As teachers, we can learn from how Chipotle has changed the face of fast food forever, and steal a few key ideas that have been the secret to their success to implement into our teaching.

I am a Teacher and I am Proud

When it comes to making a difference in this world, teachers are on the top of the list.

 If you’ve ever had the benefit of a making a student smile, seeing the ‘aha’ moment in a child’s eye or being the difference maker in the life of a student, then you know just how powerful teaching can be.  Although it can be a difficult road, there is nothing quite like being a teacher.

The Final Countdown: A Different ‘End of the Year’ Mentality

People find solace in countdowns.  They are a clear marker to when something is coming to an end, and they offer hope and closure to so many around the world.

Teachers often find themselves counting down throughout the year.  Whether it is the amount of days that remain until summer break or simply the number of papers they have left to grade, teachers seem to love countdowns. The challenge is being able view them as an opportunity to grow rather than just a means to an end.

Teaching is a Love Story

Great love stories have enticed people for generations.  They have provided laughter and excitement, as well as heartbreak and tears.

It is due to this range of emotions that we become addicted to these stories. Whether we are reading a novel or watching a movie, if it is a love story, we are on the edge of our seats.  As teachers, your dedication, perseverance, and drive is something that only love can bring out.

Which City Best Describes Your Teaching?

4 Travel Sites That Display Unique Teaching Styles

Millions of people all over the world travel to cities every year simply to experience the unique wonders they provide.

These cities can offer great insight into our teaching styles if we take a closer look at their characteristics. I’m going to share FOUR unique travel sites that so many visit each year, so that you can take some time today and reflect on which one describes YOUR teaching best.

How Detours Help Teachers Grow

Detours can be frustrating, especially if we are in a hurry to get to our destination.

When we come across these detours, however, we all have a ‘mindset moment’ that can change everything. We can either allow the anger and frustration to overwhelm us, or we can look at the detour as an adventure instead of a roadblock. Sometimes by getting off of the highway and taking the scenic route, we see the beauty in the journey that we never would have otherwise noticed.

If School Hallways Could Talk…

Three things they would tell teachers!

Imagine if teachers had the ability to hear everything that students said during a school day.  If the hallways could talk, oh the things they would say!

Over the years,  I’ve overheard things in the hallways that would make most people blush, while at the same time, there have been stories that would break your heart. There are so many insights we could take away from the hidden truths found within the halls of our schools. If we listen close enough, I think what we hear can transform our thinking and help us have an even greater impact in the long run.