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I’m not stuck, anymore.

1/9/17,

Life. It got me. It got me stuck. It got me stuck, but now I’m free! I’m not stuck, anymore. (more…)



Teacher End of the Year Gifts – The Erin Condren Way!

Erin Condren End of the year teacher gifts -180 Days to HappyAs a teacher, I will admit the end of the year is the toughest. Our student’s “true colors” are showing, my sweet sixth-graders have become mini 7th graders (with attitude and all) and we get to say goodbye to our sweet and grown-up eighth graders. In the midst of it, I always get so emotional as a parent who send her child to school and has entrusted him to a group of teachers to encourage his growth. This year, just like the others, my son has been blessed with a set of phenomenal teachers so in gathering my teacher end of the year gifts, I had to take extra care. (more…)



Why being a teacher sucks, and I love it!

Why Being a Teacher Sucks & I love It 180 Days to HappyCan I just be honest? I don’t like my job every day. I don’t enjoy dealing with students and paperwork and testing and meetings and fire drills and the list could go on (and on and on). BUT… I love my job! (more…)



Next Lesson & Google Apps

Next Lesson & Google Apps- 180 Days to Happy

It’s so funny how fast time truly flies when you’re having fun. This week,  students were able to act as  employees & are moving right along using the Who’s Watching PBL we began from Next Lesson! Since my standards require me to teach a suite of products to include word processing, publishing, presentation, and spreadsheets it was important to me to incorporate each of these while we worked through this task. In the past, I only taught using Microsoft Office but I thought it would be a good time to try out Google Apps since we are a newly minted GAFE school. Let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint!  (more…)



Project Based Learning & Hiring My First Student

Project Based Learning & Next Lesson- 180 Days to Happy

This week, I hired my very first student. Yes, you read that right I hired a student. I am almost positive their look of surprise matched yours as you read this post. No need to fret, I was quick to shoot down their requests for a raise (they hadn’t done one minute of work yet) and let them know their $115, 750 salary would be significantly more than mine in the real world. However, I am proud to say that each of my nearly 100 Movie Marketers are fully engaged and they have not one clue of their upcoming job tasks!  (more…)