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Quotes that Empower

This blog post is going to be a little different than the ones that I normally post about. Lately, I have taken a look back at some of the most powerful words that have kept me going and truly shaped me into making those words turn into action. As a famous saying goes: “Quotes don’t work unless you do” and I believe this because I have not met anyone whose words have made them successful. Action…
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Loss and Leadership

Feeling of Loss

I recently experienced my first real feeling of loss in my life. While I lost all of my grandparents, I never truly understood that loss because they did not live close. However, as I grow older and becoming a mother of two as also taught me the realization of the emotional loss I would feel if something were to happen to my own children. Someone very close to me…
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Understanding Diversity in the Classroom

According to Lederach (1995), “Culture is the shared knowledge and schemes created by a set of people for perceiving, interpreting, expressing, and responding to the social realities around them” (p. 32).  Culture is part of who we are and everything we do—where we grew up, the social groups we are part of, the way we talk, or dance, and think. If our experience shapes our learning and if culture…
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Leadership in Times of Crisis

In the news lately, we have heard countless stories of crises that have occurred. How does a leader proceed during these times? During times of stress and crisis, leaders can help their followers by remaining calm during a time of stress and crisis because people look at their leaders and if leaders are panicked then it will cause panic throughout the ranks (Bass & Riggio, 2005). >> Read More

Cool Tips for Teachers

As an educator, I am constantly looking for interesting ways to keep current in my classroom but also find innovative ways to help keep my teaching strategies efficient. Be it in the elementary, middle, high school, or adult education environment, I have found that there are some really neat strategies that can work.

Here are a few for you to consider and try using in the classroom. Try them and…
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