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Nourishing the Teacher Blog


Today, there is a lack of compassionate listening and willingness to try to understand views that differ from our own. Social media exacerbates this problem. It is easy to quickly…

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When I ask teachers what strategies they use to motivate students, one principle that comes up often is making the content relevant.  Relevance is less about what content you present…

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Student absences are frustrating for teachers.  We spend so much time dealing with issues related to students with poor attendance that we can be tempted to throw our hands up…

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Sharks and Leaky Water Bottles

Early Monday morning, I joined Gary Larson’s heating and air conditioning class for a presentation that he labeled as “sharks, swimming, showers, leaking water bottles and heat transfer.”  I could…

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