Students are not Scholars, yet.

Dear [Insert School Name]: First, I would like to say thank you for hiring [insert teacher name].  She made the days my son spent in her classroom inspiring and full of genuine care.  I am a teacher of seventeen years who filled the roles of Literacy Specialist, Language Acquisition Facilitator, Literacy Coach, and Reading Recovery…

A personal perspective, well it is my blog after all… (wink wink)! I’ve been in teaching long enough to have seen the trends of let’s celebrate to “do not mention the word…” I’ve witnessed tons of candy, parties, celebrations, costumes, and sheer bliss pulsing out of the bodies of children. I have also seen the…

Essential Oils In the Classroom

Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!  That is how I feel about this topic! Would you drink phthalates? Would you like a plate of terpene? Do you enjoy the fresh air over formaldehyde? Do you feel responsible for the growing minds and bodies in your classroom? Would you ever want to harm the endocrine or reproductive…