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Nov 22

Thanksgiving for Teachers

By Matt | School Culture

This Thanksgiving we'd like to say we're thankful for teachers.

Thankful for Teachers With Thanksgiving around the corner, I want to take a moment and reflect on you – teacher. I’m thankful for teachers because it was a 3rd-grade teacher (sweet, little, old Irish Catholic superstar!) who taught me adults are role models for compassion and caring. I’m thankful for teachers because it was a […]

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Apr 27

Teacher Trait: Gratitude and Greatness

By Matt | School Culture , Teaching

How Teacher Gratitude Creates Teacher Greatness

What really separates great teachers from average teachers? I don’t think it’s:test scoresoffice referralscontent knowledgepedagogyThat may sound strange at first glance, but… …I really don’t think it’s the set of strategies great teachers use day in and day out that makes them great. I really don’t think it’s their degrees or certifications. I really don’t think it’s their experience. You’ll probably agree […]

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Mar 09

Teacher Appreciation is not One Week of the Year

By Matt | School Culture , Teaching

Feel appreciated all year round with these 6 tips for teacher happiness!

   For one week out of the year, you’re served donuts, coffee bars, treats, foods, and special tokens of gratitude. Teacher appreciation week is really nice, but do you feel appreciated the rest of the year? Maybe you do… …but… Given the turnover in the profession, it’s likely you experience days or weeks when you don’t feel appreciated.And yes, […]

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