It’s Cool to Be Kind

Has being kind to others become unfashionable, unhip, or uncool? Sometimes it feels that way, doesn’t it? It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the pressures of daily life that being kind to others slips through the cracks. However, when kindness becomes a habit, it doesn’t slip. It becomes something you do without even…

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Quack! It’s a Giveaway!

Happy Friday, all! It’s the final day of our Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway Extravaganza at The Mailbox Blog. We’ve had loads of fun and we hope you have too! Today’s giveaway includes a duck (yes, it’s a rubber one), two adorable duck books, and—wait for it—a $20 THANK YOU gift card for Bath & Body…

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Please don’t require every student to write a poem this month. Please, please, please. Okay, I take that back. Maybe writing poetry is part of your curriculum and this is a necessary assignment. If you have the flexibility, and I hope you do, I suggest you celebrate National Poetry Month…

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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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