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11 Ways To Renew Your Joy In Teaching

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11 Ways to Renew Your Joy in Teaching

I created Lake Effective Teaching with the purpose to help, the passionate teacher, maintain or renew their joy in teaching. I’m gonna be honest with you. My passion and joy for teaching was higher than normal going into this school year, but by October it was flatlined. I was completely drained. I started questioning what I was doing in the classroom. I dreaded opening emails for fear of what new thing I was going to be told I was doing,…

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You Rock Because…A Simple Way to Build Classroom Community

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You Rock-add to your classroom Community

I know that building a positive classroom community is very important to you. I’m here to share with you one easy tool you can add to your teacher toolbox that does just that. I call it You Rock. What you need a picture frame dry erase marker cardstock The Set Up You print out your You Rock sign (I have one for you below). I have mine in a frame so writing on the glass is SUPER easy with a…

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Refining My Classroom: What I’m Loving, What’s Gotta Go, Mending and Adding

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Refining Your Classroom

So I know your mind is all about summer break right now. I also know your teacher brain never turns off. Secretly you’re thinking about what next year will bring and fantasizing what your classroom will look like, feel like and sound like. I’m in the same boat you are. Report cards just got wrapped up late last night and I’m anxiously waiting my new daily schedule to plan out how everything I want to fit in can best fit…

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