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Uncategorized   |   Jan 7, 2009

And…we’re back.

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

And…we’re back.

By Angela Watson


My “Not Waiting For a New Year” resolutions:
Get passionate about educational reform again.
Refuse to be a pawn in a system that doesn’t understand real learning.
Stop relying on test prep and start preparing really engaging lessons.
Seriously. Put some effort in.
Get off the internet and grade some papers.
Use those assessments to drive the following day’s instruction.
Go to bed earlier.
Don’t get up in the morning without asking–and receiving in prayer–the fruit of the Spirit.
Walk in love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, goodness, faith, self control.
Show less frustration when kids act inane and immature.
FEEL less frustration when kids act inane and immature.
Ask more higher level questions.
Listen more.
Talk less.
Love the kids like they’re my own.

Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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  1. This site is such an uplifting blessing.
    Thank you for sharing. It means so much more than you know, Angela!

  2. Thanks to both of you! I appreciate your comments.

    And let me clarify (thanks to CaliforniaTeacherGuy, who asked ‘Why would you want to do that? :-)’ in response to my resolution to ‘Get off the internet and grade some papers’) that I was referring to class time. I have a tendency to surf the internet too much during my planning time, because it’s so much more interesting than grading papers. But I’ve got to be more disciplined.

    At home…that’s another story. I’m definitely NOT grading papers at home. 🙂

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