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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
COMPROMISING WITH COMPASSION

Are people capable of being solid team players or are they just looking out for themselves? Do we naturally have the art of compromise through compassion or is it a taught behavior? Compromising is coming to an agreement or being able to settle a dispute. Compassion is the concern for others.   According to Brene...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
DEVELOPING STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS ARE A PART OF THE CURRICULUM

In my opinion, the most important part of teaching is developing positive and trusting relationships with our students. As you may or may not know, improving student-teacher relationships increases individual student engagement, boosts academic achievement and creates social advancement. In addition, establishing an environment that is positive and trusting will ultimately spark a students desire...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
IS HONESTY REALLY THE BEST POLICY?

Why is it in the United States, we tend to fake-nice communicate with other people? Why can’t we really say how we feel? “Hey, I don’t really like it when you do that to me!” Or, “Hi, I really miss you.” Why can’t everyone be honest? As stated by Mark Manson, “in order to build...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
FREEDOM, WHAT DOES YOUR FREEDOM LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?

“Freedom grants us the opportunity for greater meaning,” stated Mark Manson in his book, The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck. I’m not talking about religious freedom nor am I talking about the freedom of speech. What I am talking about is both the freedom we need as teachers to educate our students in the manner we see...

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Posted by afink43 | 05 July 2019 | cic
I ALMOST GAVE UP: CHANGING AND EVOLVING

Throughout one’s teaching career, we have all had to change and evolve because we’ve been forced to. Change is hard and sometimes we get grumpy about it, sometimes we say “‘pfft,’ this won’t last, the previous change didn’t take!” The longer you have been teaching you can most likely predict the changes that are going...

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Posted by afink43 | 05 July 2019 | cic
SETTING BOUNDARIES AS A TEACHER

Push the boundaries, stand up for what’s right. If someone tells you NO! Ask why? Why not now? If not now, when? What is the right time? When will it be the right time? What will it take to enlist change? How are you going to be a force to be reckoned with? How are...

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Posted by afink43 | 05 July 2019 | cic
WHO SAID THE COMPETITION ISN’T GOING TO BE FIERCE?

It is in our nature to compete. Most of us are taught at a young age to compete, to be the best and do our best, but at what cost? Have you ever noticed that teachers are especially competitive!? We are the worst! Why? What is it about teaching that creates a competitive environment? While competition...

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