Tag Archives: motivation

Why do I teach?

I have dedicated my life to the vocation of teaching. Most of my career has been in a kindergarten through 6th grade setting, including 16 years as a classroom teacher and nine as a science specialist. The last six have … Continue reading

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Gentle Adversity

It feels good to work hard. Working hard engenders engagement, motivation, and a feeling of well-being. One summer during college I worked at the Environmental Learning Center (Wolf Ridge ELC) teaching a three-day class on orienteering to high school students … Continue reading

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Framework for Teaching: Principles of Engagement

I recently had the chance to share with students completing their student teaching some of the things I have garnered throughout my career that have served to inform my teaching. It was satisfying to be able to pull together these … Continue reading

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