March 23, 2021 Just working the phones on an average day Today was my monthly call day for the week. In my virtual teaching world, I have to have a monthly call to check in with my students and families working at home. It’s just what we do. I always thought that what I did … Continue reading Building Relationships – Treating Students Like the Important People They Are in Your Life
January 12, 2021 Most everyone has heard the story of the Prodigal son from the Bible, where the father celebrates the son that was gone and returned, making the son that never left upset, until the father explains his why. But, as a whole, society rarely celebrates the prodigal anything. We have awards for Honor … Continue reading Celebrate the Prodigal Student
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
This week I share some ideas for returning to the classroom and keeping it sanitary while keeping it functional and practical.
Sonya Barnes August 8, 2019 It doesn't take much to go from worksheet to an activity that kids will enjoy and reach their learning objectives! Teachers are a resourceful being. To make a pop reference, we become as good at reinventing our repertoire as Prince did at reinventing himself throughout his career. We have many … Continue reading Turning a Worksheet into an Activity