Kindergarten Readiness: Teacher Preparation

Not All Kindergarten Teachers are Ready for Kindergarten. Imagine this-you walk into your first classroom and find that the students are on the floor, playing behind cubbies, under the table, talking/laughing with each other.  You state ‘class-it is time to sit at our tables and get to work’....and no one moves.  Almost like you are... Continue Reading →

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The Power of a Letter

During December the staff at Woodson took on a challenge-to take time out of this busy time of year to PAUSE and recognize someone who has made a big difference in our lives.   We took this idea from the video The Success Project. Identify 4 people who have made an impact on where you... Continue Reading →

Occupational Wellbeing-Making a Mantra for Survival

In the article "How to Set Boundaries" Brene Brown highlights the necessity of setting up boundaries between home-life-family while honoring time for yourself as well. Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.  Brene Brown This can be a difficult task-especially if you are one... Continue Reading →

Occupational Wellbeing-Reclaiming the Margins between School and Home.

During the 2015-16 School Year we have had the chance to really dig into our professional calling to teach.  We have done this using Dr. Adam Saenz's book The Power of a Teacher.  These series of posts reflect the extension work we did in our school book club.   Setting appropriate boundaries between work and personal... Continue Reading →

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