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Learning to Reflect – How to Start a Personal Journal

Learning to Reflect – How to Start a Personal Journal

This article was originally posted in May 2013, but after the wild and crazy school year that many of our teachers have experienced this year, it is one that is a timely summer topic.  Whether you have already started a journal or need some inspiration, the tips in this article can help get you going.
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Learn to Scrapbook by Jami Petersen

Learn to Scrapbook by Jami Petersen

  Learn to Scrapbook by Jami Petersen,  Scrapbooking.com Magazine Scrapbooking is a wonderful and rewarding hobby. Making art out of favorite photographs to document our histories can be a unique legacy for our families and future generations. However, it can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. Pictures seem to pile up and life’s events come
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Easy Garden Planning for Busy Teachers

Easy Garden Planning for Busy Teachers

  Gardening is a great way to relax. The feel of dirt in your hands and the warm sunshine on your face can help put life into perspective. However, for busy teachers, finding the time to plan and start a garden can be challenging. So, this year we’re helping take the stress out of garden
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The Art of Being Thankful: Creative Ways to Say Thanks

The Art of Being Thankful: Creative Ways to Say Thanks

The holidays give us a great excuse to let people know how much we appreciate them. Sometimes it is the small things that they do that enrich our lives, while other times, their help and generosity is so life changing that saying a simple thank you does not seem adequate. Whether you have been waiting
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Girls’ Night Out – Teacher Style

Girls’ Night Out – Teacher Style

One of the great things about being a teacher is working in a building with other teachers who also need a break as much as you do. When the end of the school day rolls around, let your hair down and enjoy a GNO also known as a girls’ night out (or in!), with some
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What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

  Have you ever noticed that you get more done when you have a plan?  Planning begins with thinking about what you want to do and then writing it down.  Some people write down all of the things they would like to do during their entire lifetime and call it their “Bucket List”.  What’s on
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Summer Jobs for Teachers: Tips for Starting a Craft Business

Summer Jobs for Teachers:  Tips for Starting a Craft Business

The need to supplement a teaching income is, unfortunately, almost a given in today’s economy.  While some teachers opt to tutor or work on teaching supplies for extra income, there are other options that allow you to explore your creative, non-teaching side.  Whether it is a side job that you would like to do just
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20 Fun Finds on Pinterest

20 Fun Finds on Pinterest

Pinterest has quickly grown to be one of the go-to sources for great ideas on everything from lesson planning to wedding planning to decorating-your-house planning.  With hundreds of thousands of ideas out there, it is easy to get caught up and lose hours just pinning and re-pinning things of interest.  To save you some time,
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5 Fun Summer Jobs for Teachers

5 Fun Summer Jobs for Teachers

Teaching is a wonderful, rewarding profession, but oftentimes teachers need to take on a second job to help pay for living and education expenses.  With life so hectic during the school year, most teachers wait until the summer months to find an additional job.  The ideas below are ideal for teachers who want to earn
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Really Good You: Reflection

Really Good You:  Reflection

Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others. -Wilfred Peterson Becoming the person who you want to be takes a lot of work.  It is not a simple process and certainly not one that
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