Joy, Happiness, & Fun: Elusive or Inclusive in Your Classroom?

I have a very bright, quick-witted, downright funny 11 year old son, Ryan, who absolutely hates school, most of the time.  From kindergarten through second grade, he would wake up angrily every morning for school, complain loudly about it being a complete waste of his time, and trudge through his morning routine.  I’m an educational … Continue reading Joy, Happiness, & Fun: Elusive or Inclusive in Your Classroom?

PAA-Practical Applied Arts also known as Please Anticipate Accidents

With my first teaching contract, three of the classes I was assigned were Practical Applied Arts. The school I am at is great because it has a large woodworking shop, welding supplies, a full home ec room complete with three stations, and administration who was willing to help as needed. All of this is great…except … Continue reading PAA-Practical Applied Arts also known as Please Anticipate Accidents

graduation vs celebration

Along with the end of the school year, June also marks graduation season. I have seen posts and photos of Pre-Kindergarten/preschool and Kindergarten grads all over social media the last week or so, and it prompted me to examine my beliefs and views on graduation ceremonies in ECE. First, I felt guilty for not having […]