I feel so good when I find someone expressing an idea that I can totally relate to. It’s like I’ve found a friend across Twitter and clicking that little heart is like shouting, “YES!” Yong Zhao of the University of Kansas earned a huge like from me for his July 16, 2018 blog post, “What... Continue Reading →
Calm down! Take it easy!
The everyday life of children and adolescents today is characterized by increasing sensory overload and high, often exaggerated demands on their performance and psychological capacity. It is not uncommon for young people to be under great pressure of expectations and to be unsettled in their self-esteem and self-image. The mental health of our students... 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 →
Go Rogue: Apathy Isn’t Working!
In 1997, I was 24 years old and new to teaching. I was young and naive, but I was excited to make a difference. During the first ten years, I was teaching, working on my Masters Degree, taking countless professional development classes to improve my practice, and I was starting a family. You would think... Continue Reading →
Shaping Mature Citizens
The future of our society is shaped by the children and young people who are growing up today; therefore our schools play an integral part in shaping mature citizens with the greatest possible degree of participation, creative skills, and organizational competence. In today's world, it is no longer paramount for students to fulfill their obligations... 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 →
Being the Sidekick: My Strategy for New Teacher Support
I started working in restaurants in high school and continued through college. I worked different positions: hostess, cocktail server, food server, and bartender. With each new position came training. When training was finished, I was slowly eased into my new position. I was assigned the slowest, shortest shifts and the smallest stations. As I gained... Continue Reading →
The Ins and Outs of BarCamps
What is a BarCamp? At a BarCamp a lot of people come together to discuss a common interest. First there is a round of introductions and everyone describes themselves with 3 keywords. Thereupon, the participants themselves offer various topics called sessions. If there is an interest in a session, it will be allocated a room... 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 →