Quote of the Week – Henry Ford

Henry Ford Quote of the Week “Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right.”  ~Henry Ford This Henry Ford Quote will provide us focus throughout our week. This week we will be discovering how our beliefs affect us. We will talk about attitude, self-esteem, and behavior. We will discuss optimism. This […]

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Five Minute Friday – Forget

Five Minute Friday Prompt Word: Forget I hope I never forget the first time you spoke. I hope I never forget your first step. I pray the sound of your voice spoken while you are still a boy will never escape me. Nor the vision of your chubby cheeks and cherubic curls which distinguished you […]

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Five Minute Friday – Focus

Five Minute Friday – Focus A weekly group writing experience. Five  minutes of uninterrupted, unedited, raw and often personal writing with the prompt word focus and… start! I am not naturally an organized person. It takes focus for me to make a success out of my day. I am a person that requires lists and […]

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Teaching Students Not To Quit

Just Don’t Quit Recognizing that you can not fail unless you stop trying. In our classroom, one of the most dreaded phrases I can hear is, “I can’t do this!”  Or, “I give up!” In an effort to remove any mention of quitting or failure I gathered this collection for a lesson designed to inspire […]

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Winter Storm Jonas Hits East Tennessee

Winter Storm Jonas Hits East Tennessee Pictures from Elizabethton/Stoney Creek Tennessee Winter Storm Jonas, the historical storm which has thrown ten states into states of emergency has arrived in Elizabethton, Tennessee. This tumultuous storm has caused travel bans and canceled over 9,000 flights from New England all the way down here to us where we wait […]

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Quote For The Week – Minor Myers Jr.

Minor Myers inspired students, colleagues and readers throughout his life and ever after. Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good. This week we are focusing on what is really important. I love this quote from Minor Myers, who was an incredible teacher and author with […]

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