9 AWESOME, THOUGHTFUL GIFTS TEACHERS WILL LOVE!

9 AWESOME, THOUGHTFUL GIFTS TEACHERS WILL LOVE!

Every holiday season, I start getting the one big question.

No, not is the the man with bag real, but WHAT IS A GOOD GIFT THAT TEACHERS REALLY WANT?

I have been told that helping parents come up with teacher gifts is one of my superpowers (because I, like Johnny Cash, walk the line since I am both teacher and parent) and as I noticed the questions coming in this holiday season, I decided to take a break from the usual blog post to give you a list of my faves. I know parents want to give teacher gifts that they will love and actually use so put down that mug (we love you, but no more mugs) and get reading!

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How To Have A Productive, Purposeful Parent-Teacher Conference

How To Have A Productive, Purposeful Parent-Teacher Conference

Yes, there is a way to do it...trust me.  As a teacher and a parent, parent-teacher conferences can be fruitful and yield an amazing opportunity to acquire information about your child’s education OR they can be a waste of time.  It’s really a question of how you handle it.

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Be Your Own Authority On Priorities

Be Your Own Authority On Priorities

Kelly McElwain is a powerhouse of personality, grace, and kindness. She is very goal-driven and her method works! It has helped her create her own business, rock and win fitness competitions, raise a kind boy, and maintain a humble, sane, aligned sense of self. Her goals are dreams she has made a reality and I am honored to call her my friend.

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Getting A Grip and Pumping The Breaks Step 1: Down The Lane Game

Getting A Grip and Pumping The Breaks Step 1:  Down The Lane Game

Look at your life from the end game perspective.  Close your eyes and picture yourself years from now, your children are grown up.  What are you doing? What are you kids doing? Do your kids have kids? How do you feel?  How do you want to feel? What are you doing with your life at this stage that you enjoy? Get a really vivid picture, think about holidays and vacations and day to day living.  What are you doing?

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We Need To Stop Telling Our Kids To Be Nice

We Need To Stop Telling Our Kids To Be Nice

I know what you are thinking, aren’t you the one who talks about how kindness wires our kids brains for success and you don’t want us to teach them to be nice?

You got it, and I’ll tell you why…

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