A Well-Balanced Read – Wonder of Children

Original Article: https://wonderofchildren.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/a-well-balanced-read/ Previous blogs this summer focused on ways to keep life in balance with Lessons from a Yogi and Securing Your Oxygen Mask Before Helping Others.  I certainly don’t have all the answers but I do know that it’s essential that we take care of ourselves 

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Ask the Author: Mike Anderson

This interview appeared on the Responsive Classroom blog in September, 2010. Questions for Mike Anderson, author of three books in the What Every Teacher Needs to Know series, including What Every 4th Grade Teacher Needs to Know About Setting Up and Running A Classroom: Which advice were

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Fall Testing Tips

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/fall-testing-tips It’s fall! For many of us that means cooler temperatures, crisp leaves on the playground, thoughts of pumpkins and frost, and . . . testing. Yes, the beginning of the school year has become standardized testing time for many schools. This year, for the first

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New ASCD Book Helps Stressed-Out Educators Take Ownership of Personal Wellness

Original Press Release Link: http://www.ascd.org/news-media/Press-Room/News-Releases/New-ASCD-Book-Helps-Stressed-Out-Educators.aspx Alexandria, VA (09/22/10)—Combating teacher burnout can seem like an endless battle, but author Mike Anderson outlines practical steps for teachers to take ownership of their physical, mental, and emotional wellness in his new ASCD book, The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and

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Every Teacher Tips: Displaying Student Work

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-displaying-student-work In any classroom, displays should consist primarily of the children’s work, rather than teacher-made or store-bought pieces, no matter how beautiful those pieces might be. Displaying student work sends several important messages: As teachers, we value what students do. This is their classroom as much

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The Whole Teacher – Panel Discussion Podcast

Original Interview Link: http://www.wholechildeducation.org/assets/content/mx-newsletters/43350.html How is it that some educators are able to address the health and safety of their students; remain supportive; engage and challenge each student; and then head home at the end of the day with enough time and energy to exercise, cook a healthy

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Classroom Connections: Community Supplies

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/classroom-connections In my first couple of years teaching fourth grade, I was surprised by how much my students argued about who owned which supplies. “Nicole, can I borrow your black marker?” Carradine would ask. “No. My mom bought these for me.” Carradine would push, “But you’re

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