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  • What Are The Seven Best Ways to Help Abused Children Heal? Is Love and Nurturing Enough?

      What are the best ways to help abused children heal? Love or More? I am sure this question has been asked by many professionals, teachers, foster parents and all those who feel their pain.  Having been bullied for many years which is a form of abuse, I have thought about this question in regards to myself and have spent a great deal of time and money exploring the answers.  So after all the therapy, workshops, reading and painful choices here is what I believe abused children n ...

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    by Karen Stone @eqforchildren.
    Monday, 18 February 2019
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    I Should Have Waited

      I help monitor 4 lunch shifts each day. It’s a busy and often loud time but it allows me to see every kid in the school, preK-5. I’m not gonna lie, my feet are tired by the time the last shift is over at 1:15. So, I could blame my mess-up on the fact that I was tired or that I was just plain ready-to-be-done. But neither of these reasons excused what I did. The last lunch shift was almost over. Let’s say it was about 1 o’clock. And a student came up to me to ask a question. He should ...

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    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Sunday, 17 February 2019
  • The Terrible Twos: Truth or Consequences

    Yesterday, in my child development class, one of the students was curious about why people use the term, “terrible twos.” Instead of the automatic response I could have given, I decided maybe this was a good opportunity to clear the air about the second twelve months of a little child’s life. It seems that age group gets a bad rap at every turn. Sure, we hear some negative comments about senior citizens (“old codgers,” “senile,” blue hairs”). And, for sure, millennials receive a good deal of cr ...

    by Debra Pierce | @easycda
    Sunday, 10 February 2019
  • Cell Phone

    2:55 p.m.  Kids moving out of the room at one door, homeroom kids entering at the other door.  Everyone talking at the same time.  Everyone moving at the same time.  “Can I go to the restroom?” “Can I go see the counselor?” “Can I go to the library?” And the phone rings. Sigh… I answer.  “Ramsey’s crazy room.” The assistant principal laughs.  “Oops. Yes, sorry, uh, how can I help you?” She laughs again.  “Can I add a little more crazy to your after ...

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    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Saturday, 09 February 2019
  • Are you kidding me? School Hockey game at -29!

      Are you kidding me? Hard to believe. We saw the photos of the polar vortex. Brrrr. Gorgeous ice formations, but feh! The havoc wreaked, maybe not over yet. Time will tell what Mother Nature has in store with her fickle surprises lately. Looked like a disaster movie, maybe the one with Dennis Quaid, Day After Tomorrow, where the kids ended up burning books in the library to stay warm. But they were saved in the end. Happy ending, reunion. I like happy endings. I'm not so sure this stor ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Tuesday, 05 February 2019
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7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List

Vicki Davis with Meri Walker

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Our guest is doing amazing work with apps and art, and brings us a list of great digital tools to engage your student's.

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Teaching Pitfalls: Signs That You Are Out of Balance and Heading for Burnout

Vicki Davis with Alicia Roberts

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In this segment, we talk about the dangers of  teaching without balance.  What is balance?  How does balance lead to burnout?  What are the red flags that signal you are slipping into the danger zone?  What should you do?

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Teaching Memories: A Few of My Favorite Things

Vicki Davis with Rodney Turner 

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Keeping with the spirit of the season, we ask our guest to reflect on a few of  the things he loves about teaching..

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