The Lure of the Listicle

When I began teaching, I struggled most with planning. And classroom management. And organization. Maybe time management. I was often stressed and tired, spending hours planning only to have most of the plans end up being replanned. The process would start all over again. Neverending it seemed. Oh, then there was correcting. On weekends. Usually […]

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Rebuilding Habits

Developing habits are easy, much easier to develop than change.  It takes persistence and work to make changes, especially if the habit is years/decades in the making. Charles Duhigg examines how even knowing how habits are formed doesn’t mean that they’ll be easy to change. Understanding the cues and cravings driving your habits won’t make […]

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Habit Forming

Habit Forming For the past few months I’ve been reading and doing research about habits and making changes at the individual, family and work levels. This has included reading The Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. This is a great book for exploring how […]

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Summer Blogging Exposé

Summer Blogging Exposé Starry nights. Fires with marshmallows. Day at the beach. Sandcastles. Ice cream. Country drives. Backyard BBQs with friends & family Family vacations. So many things take place during those long summer days – memories made for families – watermelon, lemonade, sunrises and sunsets. A time to slow down and, as a teacher, […]

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Add Some Fun!

  This week our topic for #saskedchat is Add Some Fun! Fun Joy Happiness These aren’t the same but they are often used in various ways to qualify what many people are looking for:  the pursuit of or search for Fun, Joy, Happiness. In fact, many people spend their lives studying things like Joy and […]

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Sharing – #saskedchat – Week 4 Summer Blogging Challenge

Sharing As parents, one thing that we have tried to impress upon on children is the importance of sharing, whether it is with siblings, friends, or other people, we have tried to help our children understand the importance of sharing while at the same time helping them to understand that they must be careful with […]

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Change – #saskedchat – Week 3 Blogging Challenge

  How Do You View Change? Change is constant. Change is inevitable. Change can be positive or it can be negative. Change can be hard to describe and its effects can be even harder to put into words. A Summer of Change This summer has brought about a number of changes for many people I […]

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