Teaching Excellence

Just for You: PCE! – Education Article

Although I am not (yet) a famous “influencer” I will do my part to try to influence you into using a new educational acronym: PCE! PCE stands for Personalized Continuing Education, and it is all the rage! Instead of being told what you need or should learn, you get to decide! In fact, having control over your professional development and what you are learning is “energy-giving” according to the author of “Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day No Matter…

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Set SMART Goals for 2019 – Education Article

Setting goals has never been so simple! Every December, I start to hear my friends and family talk about their New Year’s resolutions– drink more water, eat better, exercise.  Let’s be real, teacher friends.  These resolutions are too lofty and vague.  Failure is sure to follow.  What we really need is to get SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely)!  As teachers, we’re very familiar with setting SMART goals for and with students to help them achieve at higher levels…

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The 6 C's – Education Article

2019 Edition I don’t pretend to be an expert, but I know that New Year’s is NOT the middle of the school year.  In fact, it’s a little weird, because as the new year begins, even though you make resolutions, it’s not always the time you think about what you can do differently in your classrooms.  However, I offer a few words that might help you as you make it through the long winter, and beyond… This is only a…

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Intentional Wellness… Even in January – Education Article

How to stay on top of your New Year’s Resolutions! Well, it’s here…January. For most people, January can be the start of a brand-new year with a brand new (hopefully attainable) New Year’s resolution or the possibility of looking forward to a Spring break vacation. But for teachers, January can mean no outdoor recess for learners with abundant energy and daily cleaning of all classroom surfaces with antibacterial wipes. So, how…how on Earth, do teachers ensure their own wellness during…

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Mental Health of Students [VIDEO] – Education Article

Preventing Those Mid-Year Blues It’s that time of year again where mental health seems to be a struggle for everyone. As educators, we need to be aware of how our students are feeling at all times. This video blog from one of our amazing Curriculum and Instruction team members, Susanne, is a great start for learning more about student mental health.

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