I feel it’s time for my brutally honest position regarding preschool returning to campuses amidst COVID19 outbreaks. In fact, I feel like it's my responsibility to share my thoughts as a preschool teacher. I have written about my deep love for my classroom community, my grief about campus closure last year, and the challenges of... Continue Reading →
Stay Classy Teachers
Let me get straight to my point: If you are an Arizona teacher engaging in a public space right now, I think you have a responsibility to behave professionally. And if you are an Arizona teacher right now watching other teachers interact in a public space, I think you have a responsibility to request that... Continue Reading →
Team Leadership: Essential But Not Easy
If you are a special education teacher who works with paraprofessionals in your classroom, you might find it challenging to be the team leader. Even if you manage to set aside time for team meetings, it can be hard to cultivate collaboration, delegate tasks, create vision, and manage conflicts as they arise. Or perhaps you... Continue Reading →
What Your Kids Watch CAN Absolutely Hurt Them
Before I had kids, I’d hear parents talk about what their kids watched on YouTube. It was the beginning of the toy unboxing videos, and my nephews were obsessed with them. I remember thinking “Not my kid.” There was something about it that just seemed icky. I remember feeling the same way when preschools students... Continue Reading →
Headed To The Stars!
Dear LFIC Readers, I hope you have been enjoying the new content as much as I have! This isn't just a relaunch--we are headed to the stars! I am proud to announce that even MORE fabulous teacher leaders have joined our team. Here is a brief introduction to get you excited about what is yet... Continue Reading →
Moms Get It
Yesterday I had one of those days: The kind that leave you staring at the floor for a few minutes while your brain takes a nap unintentionally. When I looked up, I recognized that numb feeling. It reminded me of my first-year teaching. Oh yeah, and I wasn’t teaching. I was just being a mom.... Continue Reading →
A Proud Relaunching
Dear LFIC readers, I am so happy to share that Lead from IN the Classroom [LFIC] is relaunching with fabulous new authors. You had the pleasure of meeting our first new author, Susan Collins, in her blog earlier this week! I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to the talented new LFIC team,... Continue Reading →
Oppressed? Liberation Through Dialogue!
With the AZ special election (including Prop 123) right around the corner next Tuesday May 17, I have been amazed by the frenzy of discussion and busyness accompanying this important state decision. People seem to agree that education needs more funding--but disagree about solutions. As I watch everyone scramble around with so much at stake,... Continue Reading →
I would like to formally welcome Cara Cosentino as a contributor on LeadfromINtheclassroom.com! Cara is a talented teacher who leads from her classroom with great passion! I look forward to her posts and comments on the site. Welcome!
What If We Weren’t Afraid?
If Arizona continues to support expansion of “school choice” (charters & private), what will happen to local (non-charter) public schools? Teachers, what will happen to your jobs if it becomes widely accepted to staff schools with non-certified teachers? Support public schools and certified public school teachers! I think that these are some pretty important questions,... Continue Reading →