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Teaching a Fish to Climb a Tree

Teaching a Fish to Climb a Tree

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” This a great quote that is often mistakingly attributed to Albert Einstein. He didn't say this, but the quote is powerful just the...

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Hook Reluctant Readers with Hatchet!

Hook Reluctant Readers with Hatchet!

One of the biggest frustrations I have as a parent is that my oldest son is a reluctant reader. He reads fine and does well in school but he has zero interest in reading for pleasure outside of an assignment. When he has read books for assignments he just gets through...

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Why Are Teachers Leaving?

Why Are Teachers Leaving?

I am a teacher who has left the classroom. My reasons vary from the norm a bit. Why I left and why I have not returned are two very different stories. I would actually really like to return to the classroom but over the past 10 years, my hearing loss has worsened to a...

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I’m Shelley from The Teaching Bank. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades.

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