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Teacher to Teacher: Be a Fountain, Not a Drain

I’ve spent the last few weeks reflecting on what makes a good teammate. Am I a good teammate? What am I doing well? What could I do better?  While doing this self-reflection, that I believe all educators should do, I came across a quote that really resonated with me. Be a fountain, not a drain. Immediately I began to think back, was I a fountain or a drain? I went to my teacher BFF and asked. We both agreed that for the most part, we are fountains; yet, sometimes we end up being drains. It is important to know that…

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The Worst Teacher I’ve Ever Had

There is something to be said about the best teacher you’ve ever had. These are the teachers that we sit around and reminisce about with friends. We talk about how they still influence us to this day. We also discuss how they made us feel and how much we enjoyed being in his or her class. But… I’m not here to talk about the best teacher I ever had. I am here to talk about the worst teacher I’ve ever had. I feel like we don’t talk about the bad ones enough and we can’t possibly learn the valuable lessons…

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Happy Summer Vacation!

This is my very first school year to extend this late into the month of June and I am ready for summer! While I enjoyed having the extra time with my class and not feeling so rushed at the end of the year I am looking forward to summer. As a teacher, I appreciate the time to recharge and renew myself. So here is my teacher to do for Summer Vacation! This summer many exciting things will be happening. First, the day after school gets out my parents are planning to visit me here in Poland. We are going on…

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