teachtrainlove.com http://teachtrainlove.com Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:55:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Flyin’ High with the Blue Angels: Teaching Parallels http://teachtrainlove.com/flyin-high-blue-angels/ http://teachtrainlove.com/flyin-high-blue-angels/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:46:17 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2664 I live in Virginia Beach, VA. My city is the juxtaposition of a relaxed beach town and a military powerhouse. Here, it is commonplace to abrubtly come to a halt mid-conversation for a minute or two, as an F/A-18 Hornet or Super Hornet soars by overhead. Most locals (myself included), find this roaring jet noise […]

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The Ripple Effect: Inspiring Positive Change http://teachtrainlove.com/the-ripple-effect/ http://teachtrainlove.com/the-ripple-effect/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 00:21:12 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2634   Hey Bevin!  Do me a favor and make at least one ripple today! Last week, one of our well-loved division leaders shouted this to me in passing, and needless to say, it resonated. In this casual, impromptu moment, I believe he was alluding to the ripple effect. The ripple effect poses that a single […]

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Parent Partnerships: Volunteers for Learning http://teachtrainlove.com/parent-partnerships/ http://teachtrainlove.com/parent-partnerships/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:42:08 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2573   Parent partnerships are crucial! Creating a variety of opportunities for parents to volunteer throughout the year can truly change the dynamic of the classroom for the better. Rather than using parent volunteers for standard organizational tasks only, integrate opportunities for them to truly support instruction.  They can provide the additional help you might require to execute an extra […]

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A Dozen Do’s for Student Teachers http://teachtrainlove.com/adozendosforstudentteachers/ http://teachtrainlove.com/adozendosforstudentteachers/#respond Thu, 18 Feb 2016 23:29:11 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2560 It wasn’t that long ago when I was a wide-eyed, eager-to-learn student teacher. I remember those couple of months that I jokingly referred to as ‘free labor’ to be challenging, enlightening, and rewarding. That quick snapshot in time undoubtedly laid the foundation for my first full-time position to follow. Now that I’ve had many opportunities […]

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Am I a Teacher Leader? http://teachtrainlove.com/am-i-a-teacher-leader/ http://teachtrainlove.com/am-i-a-teacher-leader/#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2016 03:41:22 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2527 Am I a teacher leader?   This is a question I asked myself when I was about 5 years into my teaching career, and to be honest, the answer then was, “Nope…not so much.” At that point, I knew I was a pretty good teacher. Some might have even argued that I was great. But, […]

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Teaching the Inclusion Class Taught ME http://teachtrainlove.com/inclusionclasstaughtme/ http://teachtrainlove.com/inclusionclasstaughtme/#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:28:28 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2491 Don’t stare. Keep your heads down. Eyes forward. My elementary school teachers, all of whom I loved and respected, uttered these kinds of things in the hallways whenever we passed THAT group of students…the ones who looked, sounded, or perhaps acted just a bit differently than my classmates and me. I knew practically nothing about […]

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Formative Assessments: 7 Trending Tech Tools http://teachtrainlove.com/formative-assessments-7-trending-tech-tools/ http://teachtrainlove.com/formative-assessments-7-trending-tech-tools/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 02:02:57 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2471 Let’s be honest. New technology tools can sometimes be frustrating to figure out. That’s why I’m a big fan of online tutorials. Why spend time (you don’t have) grappling with the unknown when there is a perfectly capable ‘techie’ somewhere out there who has already done the legwork for you! Below you will find a list […]

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My Learning Forward Experience http://teachtrainlove.com/mylearningforwardexperience/ http://teachtrainlove.com/mylearningforwardexperience/#respond Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:52:04 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2418 Early this month, my school division provided me with the amazing opportunity to attend the Learning Forward 2015 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Learning Forward is the only association devoted exclusively to advancing professional learning for student success. Given my new role as a professional learning specialist, attending this was the perfect way for me to […]

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12 Must Do’s: Individualized Behavior Charts http://teachtrainlove.com/12-must-dos-individualized-behavior-charts/ http://teachtrainlove.com/12-must-dos-individualized-behavior-charts/#respond Wed, 16 Dec 2015 01:09:57 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2390 Behaviorally, some students need a little extra sumthin’ sumthin’ in order to put their best foot forward. While my relationships-based, positive discipline approach worked well for most, I definitely had some students throughout my career who simply needed more. This is when I’d usually turn to individualized behavior charts to help teach and train these students […]

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20 Teaching Tips: High-Energy Students http://teachtrainlove.com/20-teaching-tips-high-energy-students/ http://teachtrainlove.com/20-teaching-tips-high-energy-students/#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:49:04 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2368 I’ve always had a special place in my heart for high-energy students. I admire their enthusiasm and how they always seem to show up to class ready to bring it. Monday morning, rain or shine, while I’m waiting for my caffeine buzz to kick in from the Coke Zero I just guzzled, these guys come […]

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