Teachers as Entertainers

“A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrick Clarke I’ll be honest, I taught a disaster lesson in 5th grade. It’s a notoriously tough class, but I was ready (or so I thought). Well, turns out I wasn’t! Half way through … Continue reading

“Reading gives us a place to go…”

Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are. – Mason Cooley Some Friday inspiration! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend.  Relax with a good book. Photocred: @the-shadow-lands

“Here’s to the crazy ones…”

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t … Continue reading

“I’ve come to t…

“I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or … Continue reading

“…Learning is the only thing for you…”

“‘The best thing for being sad,’ replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, ‘is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world … Continue reading

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