Category Archive: Teachers

25 Things I Like About Teachers

1. On the first day of school, the teacher arranges the student’s desks in small groups and gives each group a team name. I love this, because five small groups work together better than one large group of twenty-three students. 2. On the first day of school, the teacher has a smile plastered on their …

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School Motto’s and Sayings

“Hardworking, Empathetic, Active Learner, Respectful, Trustworthy.” ~ Atwater Elementary, North Port, FL. “High expectations for all!” Emma E. Booker Elementary, Sarasota, FL “We’re cruisin’ to success!” Gocio Elementary, Sarasota, FL “Up the ante…A Year of Refinement, using what we know, to change what we do.” Wilkinson Elementary, Sarasota, FL “Believe in all our possibilities!” Sarasota …

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Alta Vista Elementary: Every child successful…everyday.

Alta Vista caught my attention, because they have so many programs to assist their students along with my favorite subject: Aspiring Youth Authors.  Here are just a couple examples for this summer:  The Flying Eagles Program: Teachers provide intensive instruction for reading and math. This is for all students entering third grade and is based …

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Students Should Be Thrilled

Here are some complaints that I’ve heard in just the last week. A mother in Target said to me, “My daughter is in fourth grade. There is nothing for her to read. And looking at the young adult section, there is nothing appropriate when she goes to middle school. And a lot of these books …

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Help Teachers: Adopt a Classroom!

So many teachers have to spend time and money on resources for their students and classrooms. And when I say time and money, I mean that the teachers are dipping into their own finances.  The Scholastics program offers many suggestions, such as thrift stores, garage sales, and book-order clubs. Or, the teachers can work out …

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