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Monthly Archives: January 2016


Friday Focus – January 22, 2016

Friday Focus! January 22 “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” Stephen Covey Some students need constant motivation in order to learn. For the teacher, this task can seem nearly impossible and ex­hausting, especially when students enter your classroom with no ma­terials but lots of baggage—past failures, academic frustrations, and less-than-ideal attitudes. Robert Harris

Friday Focus – January 15, 2016

Friday Focus! Teaching : Art or Science January 15, 2016 When you look at the truly effective teachers, you will also find caring, warm, lovable people. Years later, when the students remember their most significant teachers, the ones that they remember the most are the ones who really cared about them. Effective teachers know that

Friday Focus – January 8, 2016

Friday Focus! January 8, 2016 “To provide a safe and secure school environment conducive to learning with the cooperation of students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and the community.” Georgia Department of Education School Safety Mission Statement One of the many roles I have at Almadina Ogden campus is School Safety Coordinator. It is by far

Friday Focus – December 4, 2015

Friday Focus! December 4, 2015 “Things that matter most should never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” Goethe In 2009 a teacher named Amanda gave me a book called Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff—And It’s All Small Stuff. By Richard Carlson. If you have not read the book yet please read it.