What's In Your Teacher Carry-on?

When we travel on a plane we are allowed to bring a carry-on.  Within it we often place the essentials, the things we need most, just in case our luggage gets lost along the way. As teachers, we must be prepared with a ‘teacher carry-on’ of our own that is filled with the essentials we…

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Wisdom for Teachers from a Hot Dog Vendor

There is so much wisdom to be found in our world.  Sometimes all we have to do is pay close attention and take it all in. In my town we have a quaint ‘main street’ that is filled with small independent shops, trendy cafes and unique restaurants.   One person, however, that has made himself…

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How to Strive Through the Storms of Leadership

The strength of a storm must be respected.  However, when we take the time to step outside, once it has passed, we will be given the opportunity to smell the fresh new air it has left behind and work together like never before. Great leaders will face storms, yet it is often through the fury…

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Dear Student of Mine…

Emotions. Our students are filled with them when they walk into our lives for the first time.   A mix of excitement, nerves and a touch of fear will consume them as they slowly enter the classroom. As a teacher, your response to their emotions may be one of the most impactful steps you take…

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The Justice League: Teach as One

The Justice League is compiled of some of the most powerful superheroes of all time.   Alone, each hero is POWERFUL, yet together they are an UNSTOPPABLE force to be reckoned with. As a teacher, you bring your own unique skill set into the profession.  The different abilities and skills that you possess could be…

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Hermione: 3 Spells to Cast as a Leader

Hermione wields the wand of change.  By casting her spell through her adventures, she changes the narrative and gives us the realization of a female hero that girls look up to and boys revere. As leaders, we can learn a lot through taking a closer look at Hermione.  She demonstrates so many qualities that are…

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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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