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Physics, Focus, and Board Breaking

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This year has been harder than last, but I still love contributing to my blog and am ready to be back at it. If you listen to the "Ditch That Textbook" Podcast (which you should if you don't), then you've heard Matt Miller wrestle with the idea of not giving up when you miss a post or a few, so this is me getting back on the horse. Yee-haw!

PHSYICS Physics tells us that the force applied (F) divided by the area (A) it is applied over is equal to the pressure (P) exerted. What does this mean? This means that less force is needed to create the same amount of pressure over a smaller area than a larger area. If your efforts are focused on a small area, you are more likely to see the results of your efforts.

FOCUS This year more than most other years, I am noticing that I am teaching very tired students. My students are distributing their energy over so many different sports, clubs, and demanding courses that they are not able to give each aspect of their life the attention…

Show Don't Tell - 3 Reasons for Student Study Abroad

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It is no secret that I have been pretty terrible at weekly blogging during this school year. Rather than share my laundry list of excuses, I'm going to own it. Sometimes balancing all your passions is hard, but I'm determined to get better.

When we want to see results from our students, we frequently use the phrase "show don't tell". It is especially common to hear this from ELA teachers when students are working on writing pieces. We want them to show the reader rather than just tell the reader. I am going to take the same piece of advice. Rather than tell you I'm back, I'll show you! You can expect weekly posts coming at you each Monday morning to help you start your week. Get ready, because I have some exciting new content ready to share with you all as I kick off this second phase of my blogging journey.

"Show don't tell" makes me think about why Study Abroad programs are such amazing opportunities for our students. I have been lucky eno…