Author Archives: TeacherMum

Lessons From The Book Whisperer

I finally made it to the end of Donalyn Miller’s book…I could have devoured the whole book in one sitting, but unfortunately time is always an issue. I love Donalyn’s writing voice – she is a successful teacher sharing her … Continue reading

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Golden Butterflyz

 I am the featured blog on Fresh Blog Fridays over at Golden Butterflyz!  I love the way that Miriam, blogger at Golden Butterflyz, describes herself as the CEO of domestic affairs. You may want to hop over there and meet … Continue reading

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Which House Do You Choose To Build?

 Did you know that as you grow up, you build the house you are going to live in one day? When I teach students, I like to use the analogy of building a house when viewing the choices they make. … Continue reading

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Beauty Lies In the Eyes of the Adjudicator

Years of debating against his mother (*sigh*) have turned my Senior Son into a pretty determined debater. Excellent advice from his teacher and support from his debating team have turned him into a strong debater. Which is why, as an … Continue reading

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What Message Are We Really Giving Our Kids?

 I have been completing a number of strength and weakness charts recently. If you are interested in knowing how I do this, you may click over here. Now, whenever I complete a chart like this, a child is ALWAYS able … Continue reading

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“Thank You For The Sandwiches”

“Thank you for the sandwiches,” said my father into the phone recently. When my father was a young boy at boarding school, he detested the daily jam sandwiches he was given to take to school for lunch. A school friend called … Continue reading

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Motivating Forces – Part 2

“If the child cannot learn the way that we teach, we must teach the way that he learns.”   Rick Lavoie In a post published last week, I discussed Lavoie’s motivational forces. Lavoie refers to the six P’s that motivate our children. … Continue reading

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Things That I Know … or at least think I do.

- I do some of my best writing after midnight. – I used to look at myself in the mirror and see my mother and it used to scare me, but now it makes me proud. – Apparently, if you … Continue reading

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Motivating Forces Part 1

A few weeks ago, I posted about Rick Lavoie’s Myths About Motivation.  This post is a continuation on the theme of motivation, as inspired by Lavoie’s new book. According to Lavoie, there are eight forces that motivate us. Now although … Continue reading

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45 Steps To A Happy Marriage

I enjoyed reading this article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. Although it has been written for newlyweds, I think it is very appropriate for us “oldies” to read too. Fortunately I am married to a man who detests eating breakfast … Continue reading

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