Tag Archives: happy

Things I’m Loving Friday, Volume 17

On Fridays I enjoy sharing some of the ideas, tools, or books that help my leadership and learning.  Please comment with the things you are loving lately!. Google Forms for Data Collection:  I recently created a Google Form to help … Continue reading

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Why I Write

Today is a day of writing! NCTE,  The National Writing Project, and the New York Times Learning Network have partnered with Teaching Channel to share this campaign. Students and educators around the country are asked to reflect about why they … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Mindfulness Reminders

I must begin this post with an apology for anyone who received the accidental first draft of this post (with all of two words on it earlier this week!) via email or through the bad link on Twitter. My word … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Breakthrough!

Mindfulness has been my focus word throughout 2015. In the first four months of the year, I faced tremendous personal, professional, and educational stress. I believe that my mindfulness practices helped me survive that time, but I was in no … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Here and Now

Hi blog! Hi readers! It feels like it’s been forever since I was here. In the last few weeks, I have not felt very mindful about anything other than my stress levels. But after an emotional week, I unwittingly did … Continue reading

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I often hear it referenced that you can make yourself happier, less stressed, if you make note of what you are grateful for on a regular basis. Today was a great day that I am truly grateful for, and I … Continue reading

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The Joys of Teaching & Learning

I had an amazing week at work last week! I feel the need to capture this happiness (for my happy file!) before the next round of stress begins. I spent two days with some stellar Studio Classroom teachers, examining our … Continue reading

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Happy File

Do you have a happy file? What is in your happy file? To me, a happy file is a collection of positive notes, emails, records, and pictures that celebrate the work I’ve done, the ways I’ve been appreciated or thanked … Continue reading

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