Don’t Pack Your Bags!

Don’t Pack Your Bags, YET! Finish well.

My favorite lines of this piece:

  1. “If you need an upcoming test to validate whether you should teach or not, you’re sending the wrong message and forgetting why we’re in this profession: to teach. Don’t pack your bags too soon.”

  2. “You teach with your life and your actions.”

  3. “Remember your noble calling, teachers. It isn’t easy, but it IS worth it!”

“The Cool Cat Teacher” blog is one of my favorites. If you have the time, please peruse. You WILL find something to take away from it.



Shark Bait…Ooooh ha ha!

One of the cool aspects of my job is that I witness awesome teaching in action at the elementary level. Having 17 years of secondary experience, I never thought I’d enjoy the variety of songs and phrases teachers use to gain their students’ attention so much! I firmly believe that elementary teachers in Goochland County are true experts at classroom management. They’ve built procedures into every facet of the day. When I read through this article, I just knew I had to share. (I particularly like Betsy M.’s mascot idea and #s 17, 38, and 49!)

50 Fun Ways to Gain a Student’s Attention