Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: September

What was your most challenging classroom and how did you turn it around?  Early in my teaching career, I had a class of freshman English with 27 students–22 boys and 5 girls. If having 22 freshman boys in one class wasn’t challenging enough, this class met after lunch in the last 90-minute block of the day.Continue reading “Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: September”

Uncommon Core Book Reading: Chapter 14

On September 10, 2015, I read Chapter 14: Teach Them to Be Problem Solvers from Uncommon Core: 25 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in a Cookie Cutter Educational System at The RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH. To purchase Uncommon Core, go to WordCrafts Press or Amazon. To schedule a book reading, speaking engagement, or interview contact me at pdhawk1010@msn.comContinue reading “Uncommon Core Book Reading: Chapter 14”

Uncommon Core Book Reading: Chapter 19

On August 24, 2015, I read Chapter 19: Teach Them How to Be Happy from Uncommon Core: 25 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in a Cookie Cutter Educational System at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. To purchase Uncommon Core, go to WordCrafts Press or Amazon. To schedule a book reading, speaking engagement, or interview contactContinue reading “Uncommon Core Book Reading: Chapter 19”

Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: August

What are the best ways parents can help teachers and that teachers can help parents? Communication and honesty are keys to building a positive, healthy relationship between parents and teachers. This relationship is the main reason I wrote Uncommon Core: 25 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in a Cookie Cutter Educational System. I wantedContinue reading “Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: August”

Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: July

What are several real ways you have seen bullying reduced? The only way to reduce bullying is for parents and teachers to take an active role in teaching and role modeling respect for other people to the children in their lives. Most “bullying” is due to a lack of respect for another person, plain andContinue reading “Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: July”

Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: June

What are the best ways a teacher can demonstrate leadership in the classroom? One of my former students asked me questions about my teaching experiences for a college class she was taking. One of those questions was “What encourages teachers to become leaders?” My answer to that question as well as a few others formedContinue reading “Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: June”

Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: May

What are the quick ways to combat teacher stress in a classroom? The problem with classroom stress is that it rarely comes from being in the classroom with the students. If teachers are experiencing stress with students, those teachers might need to rethink what they have chosen as a profession. I get rejuvenated in theContinue reading “Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: May”

Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: April

“How do you balance preparation for high stakes assessments with teaching and learning in your classroom?” Guest blogger: Karyn McWhirter As a teacher of Advanced Placement students and students preparing to be in Advance Placement classes, I may have a different relationship with high stakes testing than many other educators. Since a central goal forContinue reading “Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: April”

Anxiety’s Guide to Public Speaking

By guest blogger: Mirade Leigh           Some people have no problem speaking publicly. They can get up in front of a group of people, large or small, with confidence, without breaking a sweat; their hands do not shake; their face will not flush; they do not so much as stutter. If you are one ofContinue reading “Anxiety’s Guide to Public Speaking”