Category: teachers

Secrets Of A Linkedin Groupie: Teachers, Students & Social Media

  As teachers, the fear of social media is not without due cause. We have all seen the stories; inappropriate relationships developing through text messages, “bad teacher” websites, and the ongoing disagreements between parents, unions, public and private schools. However, without social media in education, we are not preparing our kids for the future. Social... Read more »

Post It Notes In School: How One Group Of Girls Did Something Extraordinary

Post It Notes In School: How One Group Of Girls Did Something Extraordinary
Today I am so proud to share this amazing movement of kindness amongst 6th-8th girls at Woodlawn Middle School in Buffalo Grove. The girls decided to start writing positive messages of encouragement on post it notes which they stuck on the mirrors of the washrooms in the school. They left markers and post it notes... Read more »

Our Lives & Reality: Being Proactive Instead Of Reactive

Yesterday I met someone who would have been one of my students in 1998 when I was teaching 4th grade. It turned out she was in a different school at the time, nonetheless, she knew many of my former students. I have stayed in touch with many of them, and we were able to laugh,... Read more »
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What She Did...And She Didn't Need Much..

What She Did...And She Didn't Need Much..
What She Did…. When your daughter broke her arm, along with one other person, she stayed with her after everyone went home. She consoled her and told her everything was going to be okay. She paused her tears and calmed her down, and she even made her laugh a little. She caught your daughter sending... Read more »

The All Stars Project of Chicago: Making A Difference In Our Communities

The All Stars Project of Chicago: Making A Difference In Our Communities
One hundred seventeen frontline educators, young people, and innovators attended the All Stars Project’s Afterschool: Growth Conference. The All Stars Project of Chicago sponsored a conference entitled, Afterschool: Growth, A grassroots conversation about afterschool with frontliners and innovators on Friday, October 26 at Erikson Institute. One hundred and seventeen frontline afterschool educators, young people and... Read more »

Understanding How Your Vote Counts (Or Doesn't)?

Understanding How Your Vote Counts (Or Doesn't)?
If you were to survey a good majority of the population, you may find that most people don’t know and/or understand how the election truly works. HAHAJK .com asked several citizens what their opinion of the electoral college was in regard to the election process and on average received the following three answers: “It’s good... Read more »
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Don't Let Your Comfort Zone Hold You Back For One More Second

Don't Let Your Comfort Zone Hold You Back For One More Second
Education has been on a rough ride for the past few years.  The changes have affected those who work in all realms and areas of education, including, but not limited to: early childhood, the public and private sector, education companies, start-ups and higher education.  We have all been affected in some way. In 2011, I... Read more »

Understanding, Embracing & Celebrating The Introverted Student

Understanding, Embracing & Celebrating The Introverted Student
Social, Emotional & Developmental Needs Of Introverts With the ever-growing focus on the social, emotional, and developmental needs of our students, there is no better time than now to highlight the gifts of our introverted students. There is a social stigma, a host of myths, and a superficial blanket of beliefs about introverts.  It is... Read more »

The Silent Teachers On Strike

My first year teaching was very difficult in the beginning.  I was 25 at the time when I took my first job as a fourth grade teacher.  I was so excited.  I landed a job at own former elementary school, taking the place of my third grade teacher. Come mid August and I walked into... Read more »
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Teaching: A Reputation Sadly Gone Awry

The attack on the education/teaching profession as a whole itself is unjust.  Teaching used to be a highly reputable and respected position, and now it seems that the average teacher is thought of as greedy and selfish, and this is not only limited to CPS, this is everywhere.  Teachers have unions that speak for them,... Read more »