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Many people can recall the teachers that made an impact on their lives in some way. What was it about them? Was their impact positive or did their actions motivate the former students to prove them wrong? Either way, teacher credibility has been proven to be an integral part of the student experience.

Research on teacher credibility shows that there are certain behaviors that create opportunities for students to perceive one teacher as more credible than another. That is what fascinates me.

It's my goal, through documenting my experiences as a classroom teacher, to discover what it means to be a credible teacher. A teacher my students will remember. A teacher who impacted their lives in a positive way that was based on trust and dare I say, love. 


September 21, 2018

#yearoftherelationship is in full swing!

Documenting week 1
👉🏼 5 positive phone calls home
👉🏼 2 community circles
👉🏼 4 name/get to know you activities


Building relationships takes resilience and consistency. I constantly feel pulled in so many dir...

September 21, 2018

If you've been following for long, you know that I like to document the process of growing the podcast along the way. It's already fun to see where it started and where it's at now.

All time plays and average plays per episode continue to rise and I'm grateful people...

September 21, 2018

Just speaking my truth about the choices we have as teachers.

We can give students that mess up an opportunity to 'make it right' and do our best to avoid the punishment system that is so pervasive in our society.

However, the reality is that some students won't take...

September 5, 2018

Such a great first day.

Tiring, but great.

Thinking about how grateful I am that former students actually want to come back and say hello.

They don't have to. They don't have to do much of anything.

The fact that some did makes me believe I'm doing something right.

August 28, 2018

We can't take care of anyone if we don't take care of ourselves.

Teachers are responsible for the wellbeing of so many students on a daily basis.

For many, this responsibility carries over into after school when teachers are spending precious mental energy worrying a...

July 26, 2018

As I write this I’m hoping that what I’m about to say captures the thoughts and feelings I’ve had recently about my ‘life’s work’.

First off, my wife and two boys are my life’s work. Specifically, my two boys. They are everything. I wouldn’t be writing this and you woul...

May 20, 2018

I was taking my five month old son for a walk in the stroller so he’d fall asleep. There was some nice chairs to sit on and soak up the sun so I sat down. It was nice and thought I’d take my phone out and take some pics. I took a selfie from a different perspective and...

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