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Teacher Appreciation Week: Teacher Spotlight 3: “The magic of Ah-Ha Moments”

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner May 08, 2019

Today’s teacher spotlight is on Denesa Menge, an English Language Arts and PLTW Teacher at Oakdale Junior High in Oakdale, California. Denesa discusses the magic of the “ah-ha” moments and the value of speaking with others in her first year of teaching. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Danesa!

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Teacher Spotlight 2: “Take a breath”

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner May 07, 2019

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Posted in Teaching, Gratitude, Teacher ideas, 2019, Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week: Teacher Spotlight Series "Teachers, We Thank You"

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner May 06, 2019

Established in 1985 by the Parent Teacher Association, National Teacher Appreciation Week is a time when we all take pause to give gratitude to those special individuals that have made and continue to make, an impact on us and our youth. Teachers.

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How to Inspire Gratitude in Students

Michelle Ramos November 29, 2018

v@2x-100In the aftermath of Thanksgiving break, many of us are counting our blessings and giving thanks for the many gifts in our lives. Yet practicing gratitude shouldn’t just be relegated to the holidays; in fact, being thankful year-round can have tremendous benefits.

We’ve all heard the maxim that life is better when you live it with an “attitude of gratitude” — and for good reason. Practicing gratitude can lessen stress, improve physical health, bolster relationships and create a culture of collaboration and respect. Gratitude has also been proven to enhance empathy, boost self-esteem and reduce aggression. For students, cultivating a sense of thankfulness can even improve learning outcomes.

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Posted in Whole Child, Teaching, Gratitude, Teacher ideas
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