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This little lady is two months old today!

Baby Weight

I gained a recommended amount of weight during my pregnancy, 34 pounds. Though I was pushing it a little since I was only supposed to gain between 25-35. After baby, the pounds fell off for the first few weeks until they didn’t.

These last 10+ pounds have inspired me to return to weight watchers. At 5’2, extra weight shows easily and quickly. I’m hoping to lose around 15-20 pounds (since I started my pregnancy of the higher end of my usual weight.)

Starting weight: 142
Goal weight; 120-125

Can’t wait to fit back into all my pre-pregnancy clothes. I can’t afford a new wardrobe and I don’t want to start buying clothes in larger sizes than what I know is a healthy weight/size for me. So, here begins my journey towards becoming a fit mom and my return to being a fit teacher.

Sleep

For the past three out of four nights babyjib has slept between 8-9 hours. I love love love her!

"One thing I always have going for me is that kids love to work together toward meaningful goals. All I have to do is pick a topic where they see a benefit beyond themselves, and I am in business."

— Sixth grade teacher - How to Give Kids a Work Ethic (via gjmueller)

(via gjmueller)

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. Is it really true that I have too much to do … Or am I just busier than usual, for now?

2. Which of these tasks should I prioritise? Do what’s most important first, and the pressure will subside.

3. Would I achieve more if I got some extra sleep? If you’re tired too work then you’re usually less

All teachers (and humans) need this.

Only three more weeks of leave left with my (recently!) smiley baby.

Only three more weeks of leave left with my (recently!) smiley baby.

funnyordie:

Good Advice

Yes!

funnyordie:

Good Advice

Yes!

A long read but an absolutely fascinating article. I find that a vast majority of my students don’t know how to struggle or problem solve without wanting to give up quickly. My guess is that many of their parents swoop in and “fix” challenges before a child is allowed or encouraged to try. This creates a difficult dynamic in the classroom and beyond.

As a new parent (one-month old baby girl) my hope is that she tries new things, big and small. I hope she develops skills and awareness through experience. She cannot do that in over-structured sterile environments. So kid, get messy, make mistakes, and learn!

msleahhbicoftheartroom:

gjmueller:

Study Links Teacher ‘Grit’ with Effectiveness, Retention

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about gritty students.  Now grit researchers are turning their attention to teachers. In a study published in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal Teachers College Record, University of Pennsylvania researchers Claire Robertson-Kraft and Angela Duckworth found that, for novice teachers in high-poverty school districts, higher levels of  ”perseverance and passion for long-term goals”  (aka “grit”)  were associated with higher rates of effectiveness and retention.

image via flickr:CC | ChodHound

I was just talking to my mom about this yesterday.

msleahhbicoftheartroom:

gjmueller:

Study Links Teacher ‘Grit’ with Effectiveness, Retention

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about gritty students.  Now grit researchers are turning their attention to teachers. In a study published in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal Teachers College Record, University of Pennsylvania researchers Claire Robertson-Kraft and Angela Duckworth found that, for novice teachers in high-poverty school districts, higher levels of  ”perseverance and passion for long-term goals”  (aka “grit”)  were associated with higher rates of effectiveness and retention.

image via flickr:CC | ChodHound

I was just talking to my mom about this yesterday.

Beatrix Scout aka Babyjib is one month old today!

Tags: babyjib baby

teaching-everydayisdifferent asked: What has surprised you the most about parenthood (so far)?

Probably how much time I spend staring at her. I am so captivated by her that I just stare. Sometimes it’s out of bewilderment but still ;)

Also, how extremely tired I am.

tomes-away asked: What's her personality shaping up to be? Mellow or high maintenance? Laid back or energetic? Does she nap? How're YOU doing? (Lots of questions, so much curiosity)

Good questions!

Bea’s personality is a combination of curious, dramatic, content, and fickle. The girl can eat and lets you know when she’s hungry (hence her dramatic tendencies.)

Overall I’d say she’s pretty mellow and loves loves loves to be held. She’s a solid napper and sleeper when she’s got a full tummy.

Hubby and I are doing well and still adjusting. We love this tiny human so much it’s unreal. The first two weeks were tough, it felt like I was on a hamster wheel of feeding, sleeping, holding, diaper changing, etc.

Here we are at week three and it’s starting to feeling like we have some sort of routine. Or maybe I’ve just embraced the total lack of routine that it now feels normal???

Final thought - I’m glad to have such an awesome husband.

I’ve got a sleeping baby on me and don’t want her to wake up… so I’ll sit here for who knows how long.

Would love to answer any questions you might have.

I’ve got a sleeping baby on me and don’t want her to wake up… so I’ll sit here for who knows how long.

Would love to answer any questions you might have.

christinamused:

lamujerlife:

teachingtoday:

wincherella:


Truth


So accurate

Ugh yes this.

Only it should read “ANYthing done.”

Truth

christinamused:

lamujerlife:

teachingtoday:

wincherella:

Truth

So accurate

Ugh yes this.

Only it should read “ANYthing done.”

Truth

(Source: from-student-to-teacher, via edukaition)

Babyjib is wiped out! Here’s to another rockin’ Saturday night.

Babyjib is wiped out! Here’s to another rockin’ Saturday night.