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Two brains accomplish a lot more than one.  Take some time to sit with other teachers and collaborate.  How do they use their creativity?  How do they best reach their students?   If possible, get permission to observe other teachers in their classrooms.  Every teacher has...

You are doing the best job that you possibly can.  Take a step back today and give yourself permission to breathe, read a magazine, or dance in your living room.  Every now and then it is important to give yourself a break.  You are human...

By Jennifer Lingle, M.Ed. Transitions can be very challenging for your precious students or clients.  I encourage you to find a song for every transition.  You can sing a song, play a song, or even whistle a song.  You may have noticed that the majority of...

No matter how big or how small, celebrate every milestone.  Write down your child’s progress.  Focus on the triumphs.  This is especially important because, as you know, you constantly face challenges, which can be emotionally draining.  However, focusing on the positive moments, on those times...

As soon as your students come into class in the morning, give them something structured to do.  Morning times tend to be the most productive times for many children.  Place an activity on every child’s desk, or place students into groups and have a structured...