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Dare To Be Relentless!

By Chuck Poole

For as long as I can remember I have taken time to set New Years resolutions hoping to improve my life in some way.  Most of the time however I fail to actually stay with my resolution altogether.  That is why this year instead of choosing a resolution to keep, I have chosen a word…

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How To Impact Students With A "Thank You"

By Chuck Poole

Nothing characterizes the holiday season like generosity. This is the time of year when our students shower us with gifts or heartfelt cards and we, in turn, write them thoughtful thank you notes of appreciation. It seems like a yearly tradition for many of us. But what if that “tradition” was to change a little.…

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Relax! 7 ways to decompress after a long school day

By Chuck Poole

As teachers, we spend an enormous amount of time and energy during the school year trying to make sure we do our jobs well. Many of us don’t even sit down or relax until summertime rolls around.  There has to be a better way! Anytime I speak with my colleagues about things we wish we…

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5 Strategies to Build Community in Your Classroom

By Chuck Poole

Have you ever felt that trying to reach each and every student in your class was hopeless?  Have you ever been frustrated because it seems as if no matter how hard you try, some students just don’t seem to “care?”  You are not alone. Students, just like teachers, come to school everyday with something on…

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The Unsung Heroes and Why You MUST Befriend Them

By Chuck Poole

It’s easy to underestimate the power of one person’s influence. As teachers, we are influencers in the classroom, in the halls and in private conversations we have with students and colleagues, yet who influences our day to day life in school? No matter the circumstances around us on any given day, the school experience would…

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The Student Whisperer: Students Share 3 Secret "Wishes"

By Chuck Poole

Whenever I speak with teachers about their struggles, the answer I hear when I “read between the lines” of our conversation, is that they cannot seem to figure out how to keep the students interested on a daily basis.  We often think if we stay current with the times, adjust lessons to fit into the…

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How To Make Coding in the Classroom Easy

By Chuck Poole

As teachers, we’re often forced to figure out how to navigate the minds of our students with little information about them. When it comes to their interests, nothing is more dangerous than flying blind. I can tell you that over the years, students have been interested in so many different things due to the rapid…

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7 Reasons Why Teaching is Amazing

By Chuck Poole

Before I decide to do anything in my life worth pursuing I have to ask myself one important question.  “Why am I going to do this?”   To anyone interested in teaching or who is currently teaching, I challenge you to think of your “WHY.”  You will be glad you did! Teachers face a lot…

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Eyes wide shut: What are your students really up to in class?

By Chuck Poole

Students will be students and there will always be times when we know they are not paying attention during class.  This is the nature of the young mind, and a challenge every teacher faces, however is this happening more often than we think? We all have students who are exemplary, who stand out, who strive…

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Five Lessons We Can Learn From Our Students

By Chuck Poole

As teachers, our words carry enormous weight with our students.  They tend to hang on every word we say, even if we think they aren’t, and in turn they learn from the examples we set.  It is because of this that we often feel we have to do all the teaching and they have to…

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