Thriving Mode: How I Quit Surviving and Started Thriving


I got so tired of survival mode, so I chose a new way to be.  I call it Thriving Mode. It's all about investing in systems to make your life run smoothly. Can you say auto pilot? There are many things we do that need to become habits so we can put them on auto pilot. Why do we train our students, but don't train ourselves? It's time to lead by example.

10 Ways to Use ONE Mentor Text

Regardless what we call it, using carefully chosen books and other texts to enhance our teaching is just plain smart. I know I have chosen a text well when I can use it all week long across several subjects. So, what do we use a mentor text for? How many ways can we use one text?