Five (or More!) Minutes Peace

Five (or More!) Minutes Peace

Last month I wrote about being the best teacher you can be today, and an even better one tomorrow.  Today I highlight two books that can help you as a teacher, but not in the ways you might expect.  These two books will help you cope with the stresses of the teaching profession and teach [...]

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Hart Seniors: A Quest for Enlightenment

Hart Seniors: A Quest for Enlightenment

Sheena Mohsen, the newest member of the English Department, is leading her students on a quest for enlightenment.  Remember back to your senior year of high school.  If you were anything like me, you were antsy to graduate and enter the "real world" since you already knew everything there was to know (ha!).  Knowing that [...]

Your Best Self

Your Best Self

I was listening to an interview with Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, when he said something interesting.   "Everyone does the best they can with the awareness, skills, tools, and knowledge they have at the time." Thinking back to my first few years teaching, I certainly was doing the [...]