Five Important Teacher Phrases

I recently read an article that listed five phrases students should hear from their teachers every single day. I’m curious to learn what you think. There’s one phrase in the list that caused me wonder. My nose even scrunched up a bit. Let me know what you think! Good morning/Goodbye. Simply put, it’s important to…

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Hello!

Hello, hello, hello! Why all the hellos? I’m practicing for tomorrow, which is World Hello Day. The day’s purpose is simple—to encourage communication and dialogue between people who may be of different backgrounds to achieve peace and understanding. On a smaller scale, it’s basically a day to offer a friendly “Hello” to others whether you…

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The Value of a Smile

You’ll agree that smiling is contagious, right? I mean, didn’t you smile when you saw this photo? I sure did. I discovered lots of smiling photos on a fellow teacher’s Pinterest board. She maintains a board of smiles: smiling kids, smiling adults, and even smiling animals. I love this idea and intend to create my…

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A Resolution With Legs

I believe I’ve discovered a New Year’s resolution I can stick with. It won’t make me sweat or experience uncontrollable cravings. If I space it out for a day or two—or a week—it’s alright. And as an added bonus, this resolution can help me power through those days when Murphy’s Law drives me alarmingly close…

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