One of the workshops I really enjoyed was about how to work with different types of parents. It offered a lot of great practical advice and suggestions. This workshop was led by Dr. Paul Wrobbel from Illinois. Different Types of Parents: 1) The Elusive Parent- Fearful of teachers. Prefers minimal contact with teachers. How to … Continue reading Partnering with Parents
I had a really amazing time at the ACSI Conference for Christian Educators this past thanksgiving weekend in Suwon, Korea. I did volunteer to sign up with some other teachers from my school to attend this conference during our thanksgiving break! 🙂 But, it was well worth it. It was my first time attending a … Continue reading Agents of Change
Today, I went to pick up my students from music class and one of the boys in my class was waiting for me. I automatically sensed the worried look on his innocent face and asked him how music went. He started to tell me how there were some problems and it was from the girls. … Continue reading boys vs. girls
I still think that the best and most heart warming gifts that I've received as a teacher have been hand made cards or letters from student. I love it when my students actually make me things. I try to keep all the cards and letters that my students have given me. This past week we … Continue reading the best teacher gift.
I received another lovely message about my blog from one of my old co-workers who is now teaching in India! 🙂 She asked me about what I taught my students about writing strong endings. For my small group mini-lesson on writing good endings, I discussed with my students the importance of showing the "heart" of … Continue reading Ending Strongly
I used to love getting letters from my friends especially in middle school. I remember sending letters to friends at sleep away camp and to friends that moved. There's just something so special about opening an envelope that's so much more exciting then pressing the inbox tab on your e-mail account. This year, I am … Continue reading penpals