Teaching

Why I’m Leaving

Several readers have recently asked about why I'm leaving after only one year in Alaska. A comment was posted on ...
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Update Overload!

Well, it's no secret that I have been M.I.A. for the past couple of months. I apologize to those of ...
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Our First Culture Day

January was a busy, hectic, wonderful month that involved a great deal of change. After returning from winter vacation, we ...
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All Things Gingerbread

IT'S THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE BREAK. IT'S THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE BREAK. IT'S THE LAST WEEK ...
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The Very Busy Teacher

Yes, I know, I know. It's been terribly quiet around these parts lately. Ever since Halloween, I feel like someone ...
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A Bush Alaska Halloween

Before moving to rural Alaska, I was really curious about how bush Alaskans honor holidays. Would consumer-based holidays still be ...
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A Day in the Life of a Bush Alaska Teacher

Have you ever wondered what an average day is like for a teacher in rural Alaska? That was my biggest ...
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Teacher In-Service in Naknek

Last week, I was in Naknek, Alaska at the teacher in-service training at Bristol Bay School. All teachers from the Lake and Peninsula ...
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Take Care of Yourself

Why does the pendulum always swing from one extreme to the other? I suppose that's the nature of life. It ...
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Hallway Bulletin Board

Creating bulletin boards is a huge part of being a kindergarten teacher. As you saw in my first day of school ...
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GUEST POST ON TEACHING VILLAGE: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

I am currently the featured guest blogger on the Teaching Village website! The post, Classroom Management with EFL Students, explains four ...
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WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING

Several years ago when I was a fledgling student teacher, I found a Youtube video called Whole Brain Teaching: Kindergarten ...
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NEW TEACHER TRAINING IN KING SALMON

After my crazy day shopping and shipping in Anchorage, all of the new teachers of the Lake and Peninsula School ...
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THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

It's what every teacher carefully plans for, slaves over, dreams about, has nightmares about, and sweats about: The first day ...
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