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Back to School Tips: What I Wish I’d Known as a New Teacher

5 simple tips to start the school year!

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Identifying Good Schools

In August 2014, Washington Post writer, Jay Mathews, shared an article that he wrote 14 years ago offering advice to parents about ways to identify good schools. Given the changes … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

Who Will Teach Them to Fly?

Happy New School Year! This week, the new school year began for me and it was everything I hoped it would be. Students returned to school this week with lots … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Essential Message For Students


August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creating a Common Purpose

    I hope your school year begins with a common (shared) purpose. tlb Source via LinkedIn

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Building Home/School Connections: Questions to Ask Parents as the School Year Begins

During the course of the summer, I’ve shared several resources for teachers and administrators to help kick off the new school year. Many resources shared this summer I hope will … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 1 Comment


  Here’s hoping when you read this, it inspires you as you start the school year. Let this year be your best year yet. Don’t wait…JUMP!  tlb   Source   

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inspiring Young Readers: It is not just a summer goal

As the school year gets underway, I have started to put away all of the wonderful stories that I read during the summer. Never one to wait until the summer … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Teacher Action Plan: Starting the School Year

Any teacher will tell you there is a huge amount of excitement about starting a new year with new students and families; however, it can also be a very stressful … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Caring Classroom: Best School Starter

A Caring Classroom: Best School Starter As we slowly transition from summer pause to school ready, I continue to reflect upon the essentials needed to begin a great school year. … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 4 Comments