Author Archives: Autumn Grace

Every Child Needs A Champion

It is sad to say, but next Tuesday will be my last day of tutoring for the semester. This week, the children started making cards for all of the tutors, to tell us how thankful they were for all of … Continue reading

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Emotional Regulation – Listen & Cope

I am currently tutoring at a local community center in the Chapel Hill area, and I have gained so much valuable experience by working with these children. One lesson I learned this week was how to better deal with emotional … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Hope

  Earlier this week, my class on social justice in Education discussed Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade’s article and video entitled, “Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete” (found here). Jeffrey founded a wonderful school program called “Roses in … Continue reading

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Those Who Can’t…Teach

A colleague of mine wrote a post this week (found here) about the negative attitudes surrounding the field of education and teaching, and his post inspired me to write this post of my own personal experiences with this same issue.  … Continue reading

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Classroom Management: Break & Focus

I was reading through some blog posts this week, and I stumbled upon a post by Dr. Lori Desautels entitled, “Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices. In her post (found here ), Dr. Desautels discussed how to implement … Continue reading

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Informational Reading Revamped

In my politics of reading class, we recently went over how Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  have led to an increase in informational texts in the classroom. At first, when I heard this, I thought it was a great idea, … Continue reading

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Bring Back Nap Time

When I was in kindergarten, just like many other children of my generation, nap time was seen as a priority. Each day throughout my kindergarten year,  my teacher set-aside approximately 15 minutes for napping, during which we got out our … Continue reading

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