Can Brangelina boost your teaching?

What is it about celebrity romances and pairings that keep our interests? I have to admit that I pay attention to this stuff (but act like I don’t). So Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are breaking up. That’s the story. I’m not sure why it’s news. High profile celebrities usually do break up. It’s true… Read More


The Honeymoon Ain't Gonna Last

One day studentsĀ seem to be hanging on your every word. Then… Your voice just became Charlie Brown adult over-chatter. If you don’t know what IĀ  mean, look up one of the old Peanuts cartoons and watch it for a few minutes. Whenever a teacher or parent talks in the cartoon, it comes out as, “Wa… Read More


What's Fun Go to Do With It?

*Note – This article first appeared as an email to the Stress Relief 4 Teachers email list. A respondent to the Teacher Stress Survey had a complaint. And it got my attention. The survey asks you to explain what your biggest challenge is in teaching right now. He said that newer teaching methods expect lessons… Read More