Learning To Look Forward

July 19, 2022 I think the only thing I see my students dread more than school is getting negative feedback or in trouble for mistakes. And I can't blame them. I've been that teacher and parent that harped on the mistakes, ranting and making a big deal of it. It made them afraid to talk … Continue reading Learning To Look Forward

Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

July 1, 2022 I won't bore you with a bunch of science and data, but I will tell you that there is a lot that exists to support the summer slide theory. If you aren't familiar with what that is, it is scientific evidence that kids that take the summer off without doing any kind … Continue reading Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

#A2TPD - Click the STAR to like this post! Comment below with your favorite professional development topics or strategies. October 23, 2021 If you're like me, October is when you finally start settling into your classroom routines and things level out. It's also when things like Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities start coming up … Continue reading When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Life and Teaching – Reflecting on 2020

Sonya Barnes                     December 24, 2020 I haven’t written in a while.  So much craziness has happened in my life this year, and most has nothing to do with Covid-19. My oldest son graduated college, transitioned into a new career field, and is looking to move out on his on now with his friends. My … Continue reading Life and Teaching – Reflecting on 2020