How Ron Swanson Inspires Educators – Education Article

The TAO of Ron Swanson  or How Ron Swanson Inspires Educators “We need to talk” “That has never been true” “I find these kinds of superficial social interactions awkward and uncomfortable. Please stop telling me about your personal life. Now.” “There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk. Which is water that’s lying about being milk.” [forcibly being shown pictures of someone else’s kids] “Are these the expensive pets that talk you made to carry on your…

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-May 10th – Education Article

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th. In honor of these tenacious, creative individuals, here are some of our favorite teacher articles: 18 Things Teachers Do Before 8am Definition of ‘Teacher’ How to be a Tech Teacher 10 Steps to Become a Better Geek 21 Reasons Why You Know You’re a Teacher You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When… Just Another Day In Computer Lab Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer How to Talk to a Tech Teacher…

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24 Times Teaching Is Like Star Wars – Education Article

Teaching inspiration can come from the most unexpected (and awesome) places. In honor of May 4th, we pulled together all the moments when teaching is like Star Wars. So the next time you have a tough day—or week—of teaching, know that there are fellow Star Wars nerds relating from all over the galaxy. And teachers, may the force be with you! 1. How you want to react when you’re gifted ANOTHER mug …     2. When the bell rings but…

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Self-Care for Funny People – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog These days, if you’re a teacher, you’ve probably read something about “self-care.” There is a movement in edu-circles around the more than worthy notion that teachers need to be mindful of meeting their own needs. You know, the “put on your oxygen mask first” theory of supporting kids. It’s a good theory. Teachers work hard and often do so with little regard for their own needs. That’s not sustainable. If we want to serve our students, then…

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