Friday, January 14, 2011

Better Blogging by A Teaching Life

If you get a moment, check out: Starting Off a New Year Planning

I found this post, by A Teaching Life, to be particularly helpful. As we ended the glorious week of vacation that is Winter Break, I found this site and instantly loved it. This teacher shares her lessons and her ideas, and occasionally her own writing or inspirational pieces. I love it! I also like that she links directly to book information, which makes it easy for me to find, order, or link to other pages. I appreciate the extra effort. The pictures are nice, too!

Since we don't compete with each other, I am so eager to learn from other teachers. What inspiring projects have they completed in class? What gets their students fired up about writing? How do they survive the day with 120 (or more) highly-hormonal and dramatic kids? If only our job were easy...but it's rewarding instead.


  1. Hi Mrs S,
    I am with you. Although I do enjoy reading 'visionary' posts, I am most interested in practical applications in my classroom to empower learning. I love to learn new tools or new ways of using existing tools. Global education is a passion, so global projects and approaches always capture my attention.Thank you for sharing "Starting off a New Beginning"

  2. G’day Mrs S,
    I notice you signed up for a mentor in the teacher challenges. How are you going with the activities on the right sidebar at Has your mentor been helpful?

  3. It sounds like you are an AMAZING teacher. I love that! Keep up the good work, we need more of your kind around. :)

  4. Hello, yr blog is great! Follow each??

    Btw, I have my 1st giveaway in my blog, hope you are interested to join XD