Teaching Tip Tuesdays

The Magic of Creativity

February 18, 2020

Sometimes when I am writing or creating, it feels like I am merely the channel that helps the work express itself. There has always been a magic to creativity. In her book, Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert explain it like this . . . “I am [Keep Reading]

Ideas Won’t Wait Around Forever

February 4, 2020

Ideas Won’t Wait Around Forever Elizabeth Gilbert tells us about a story she started to write but never finished. She loved the idea but never seriously got down to executing it. Then, a few years later, she had an encounter with a fellow [Keep Reading]

Let the World Educate You

January 7, 2020

“If you are a young person, open your eyes wide and let the world educate you to the fullest extent. (‘Ascend no longer from the textbook! warned Walt Whitman, and I warn it, too; there are many ways to learn that do no necessarily [Keep Reading]

Find Teachers That Speak to You

December 10, 2019

“Do you want to study under the great teachers? . . . Well, you can find them anywhere. They live on the shelves of your library; they live on the walls of museums; they live in recordings made decades ago. Your teachers don’t even need [Keep Reading]

Blue’s Clues in School or the Library

December 3, 2019

I am so excited that Blue’s Clues is back on television. It has a new host and a new title, Blue’s Clues and You, but it is just as great as it has always been. I wrote this lesson plan for a program I plan to deliver at the public [Keep Reading]

Unspoken Maxims of Childhood

November 19, 2019

“There are unspoken maxims we embrace as children that even the most educated, experienced, advanced adults should never abandon if we want our days to still fascinate and fulfill us.” So writes erik wahl in his book Unthink: rediscover [Keep Reading]

Students Need to Feel Useful and Important

November 12, 2019

Giving students jobs and responsibilities in the classroom is a great idea. It’s something that many early years educators already do. “Asking preschoolers for help not only promotes kindness, empathy, and a sense of purpose, it also [Keep Reading]

Teachers Need to Lead By Example

November 5, 2019

Preshool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World by Angela C. Santomero For the past month, my Teaching Tip Tuesday posts have been directly inspired by the wisdom in this book. First, we looked at how we can use [Keep Reading]

Helping Kids Craft Positive Inner Monologues

October 29, 2019

Some people think optimism is an inherent trait. There are optimists in this world and there are pessimists. But what if you could teach optimism? Wouldn’t that be a great trait to instill in our students and young ones. Angela C. Santomero [Keep Reading]
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