#AprilBlogADay Challenge – Lessons Learned

I participated in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts were provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Yesterday’s suggested topic was: Take Aways: New thinking about yourself and/or your craft after completing the April Blog A Day Challenge. The Continue reading #AprilBlogADay Challenge – Lessons Learned

Being There for Children

“Develop resilience and be brave. There are days when it is very discouraging. You have to develop personal resilience to environmental things that come along. If you let every single environmental challenge knock you off your game, it’s going to Continue reading Being There for Children

Teaching and Winning

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” -Brad Henry I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Today’s prompt is: Continue reading Teaching and Winning

Why I am an Educator

“Thank you for caring Mr. Daly.” -anonymous 5th grade student Today was one of those days. One of those days when you wonder whether you are making a difference. One of those days when you feel like no one is Continue reading Why I am an Educator

My Ideal Course – Learning or Teaching

I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith) a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. The prompt a couple days ago was what would be your ideal course to take or teach? I chose to Continue reading My Ideal Course – Learning or Teaching

Ending Bedtime Chaos

“Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.” -JoJo Jensen Ever since our three-year-old, Alexa, moved from the crib to a bed our nightly bed time routines have been chaotic. Despite our best intentions, bedtime has been a big struggle. Continue reading Ending Bedtime Chaos

Celebrating Students

“Celebrate good times. Come on” Kool & The Gang I am participating in the #AprilBlogADay challenge. The prompts are provided by Meredith Towne (@BklynMeredith)  a teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Today’s prompt is “Celebrations: How do you bring celebrations into your Continue reading Celebrating Students

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

“The three most important words in education are: relationships, relationships, relationships. Without them, we have nothing.” -George Couros The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity If we work with people, no matter our occupation, Continue reading Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

Writing Struggles

“Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.” -George R.R. Martin On Friday I decided to join the #AprilBlogaDay challenge and write a blog entry for every day in April. Four days in, I am Continue reading Writing Struggles

Learning by Listening

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I am going to learn, I must do it by listening.” -Larry King Several years ago I discovered audiobooks. Later, I became a member Continue reading Learning by Listening