Category Archives: Inspiration

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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“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 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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I Am The Feature Blog on Planet Weidknecht Sunday Hop

I am ecstatic to be the featured blog on Planet Weidknecht’s Sunday Blog Hop. So, head over to Lisa’s Planet Weidknecht Blog straight away and enter your blog into the Sunday Hop. You can follow me by subscribing to emails … Continue reading

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Myths About Motivation

Richard Lavoie – One of the greatest assets to the teaching profession. I have been using his strategies for years and his presentations provide significant insight into the daily experience, emotion and turbulence of a child with a learning disability. … Continue reading

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Good, Better, Best!

I love this simple strategy that I read about a few weeks ago and I have been experimenting with it in my classroom and my home … and now I can’t seem to find where I got it from, so … Continue reading

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Top Teachers Are In A Class Of Their Own

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about “What Makes A Good Teacher.” Here is the link to the article written by Monique Ross from ABC NEWS. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/17/3246693.htm Monique has also encouraged her readers to think about their own … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

It’s a good question… Apparently tomorrow I am being interviewed by ABC News Online, in response to the NEITA award I won last year. They want to have a chat with me about what makes a good teacher. While grappling … Continue reading

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