A Few Things We Love

Today’s interview comes from our guest blogger Kelli Iannacone! Ms. Iannacone discusses her career and a few things she loves about being a project-based teacher. She began her career in 1996 as a 8th grade science teacher. Four years ago when the PLTW position opened up at her school she began teaching 6-8th grades. OverContinue reading “A Few Things We Love”

Visual Perception Tips from Jaime Spencer an Occupational Therapist

Today’s tip comes from Jaime Spencer from http://www.MissJaimeOT.com Miss Jaime, O.T. is a pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in the fine motor and handwriting skills of preschool and elementary school children. In this interview, Jaime shares her knowledge with listeners along with information on her free Webinars. Be sure to follow Miss Jaime on Facebook LiveContinue reading “Visual Perception Tips from Jaime Spencer an Occupational Therapist”

What is a Strategy?

To win at anything worthwhile you need a strategy. A strategy is an action plan involving a series of maneuvers for obtaining specific results. A good strategy consists of three elements: analysis, formulation and implementation. Forbes contributor, Sheryl Lyons turns managers into leaders by helping them understand what strategic planning is and how strategic planningContinue reading “What is a Strategy?”

20 Amazing Fundraising Ideas for Any Organization

Today’s tip comes from my guest blogger, Christian Filigrana. Christian is the owner of AIM Fundraising located in Houston, Texas. AIM Fundraising provides full service fundraising programs that allow any group or organization to raise funds. After our interview, I was able to compile this top 20 list of fundraising ideas for any organization. 1.Continue reading “20 Amazing Fundraising Ideas for Any Organization”

When Given the “Hard Class”

Today’s tip comes from a guest blogger from a popular Facebook Group Teaching in Texas. Audine is a second-grade teacher. Our interview began as she described how she’s gone above and beyond to build relationships in the beginning of the year. “I am a firm believer in supporting the student and their family as aContinue reading “When Given the “Hard Class””

The Journey is the Reward

The word underdog, according to dictionary.com, is “a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight.” When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to experience the joy of reading. It wasn’t until I was in my thirties and became an educator, that I began to understand why. I remember the exact moment itContinue reading “The Journey is the Reward”

Is this worth my time and energy?

As humans, we are always going somewhere. We live in a fast-pace world. Although, I don’t believe in wasting time in life, sometimes I feel unaccomplished at the end of the day. I can easily get caught up in a never-ending cycle of some sort. I’m always starting something new. All the while, finishing somethingContinue reading “Is this worth my time and energy?”

Facing the Unknown

The term VUCA was originally used in wartime military situations when US forces found themselves encountering an unknown enemy. Similar situations happen in business, causing corporations to deal with unknown problems that were not anticipated. The consequences can sometimes be described as slowing down of productivity, missed deadlines or longer production schedules, delay in deliverables andContinue reading “Facing the Unknown”

How Personal Storytelling Can Improve Communication

Many leaders might be afraid to be vulnerable and are somewhat hesitant to increase their visibility. Others are trained to keep their personal lives, their humanity out of the office. Sandy Coletta chose a different path when she began her new role as President of Kent Hospital by introducing herself through a story. In her book,Continue reading “How Personal Storytelling Can Improve Communication”

Reasons to Use Social Media

Today’s tip is to begin using social media. I know many of my readers are thinking there’s a lot of potential harm of using social media as a teacher. However, I challenge you to think about the 50 percent or more of teenagers admit to being online on a near-constant basis.  Let’s meet our studentsContinue reading “Reasons to Use Social Media”