A few years ago, I had the honor of co-authoring the book Motivating and Inspiring Students: Strategies to Awaken the Learner (Marzano, Scott, Boogren, & Newcomb, 2017). As we researched the strategies and resources associated with creating environments where students can truly shine, I kept getting stuck on this question: How can we ask our teachers to motivate and inspire their students if they don’t feel motivated and inspired themselves? Read more
Tina H. Boogren
Tina H. Boogren, PhD, is a former classroom teacher, English department chair, teacher mentor, instructional coach, professional developer, athletic coach, and building-level leader.
Hey, new and beginning teachers, I see you and I celebrate you, because guess what? You’re still here! And that is something to be very proud of. Did you find yourself wondering if you’d make it this far? Did November hit you like a Mack truck that continued to run you over again and again and then again all through December? I get it. I remember. I’ve been there. And I’m proud of you for surviving what is notoriously known as the Disillusionment Phase (Moir, 1999) of your first year (or so) of teaching. Read more