Spider-Man: 4 POWERS Teachers Possess

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

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GROOT: 3 Lessons to Learn as Leaders

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. 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…

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Wonder Woman: 4 Lessons to Empower the Girls We Teach

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…

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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…

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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…

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Which City Best Describes Your Teaching?

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…

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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…

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If School Hallways Could Talk…

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.…

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