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Teaching on the Island of Misfit Toys

By Chuck Poole

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?

By Chuck Poole

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

By Chuck Poole

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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The POWER of a Teacher's Presence

By Chuck Poole

The power of your presence in the lives of others can leave a remarkable impact.  Depending on how you wield that power will determine the influence you have each day. It is crucial to understand that in a fast paced world, filled with people who equate value with action, the power of your presence can…

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What's In Your Teacher Carry-on?

By Chuck Poole

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

By Chuck Poole

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

By Chuck Poole

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…

By Chuck Poole

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

By Chuck Poole

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

By Chuck Poole

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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