Teacher Trick: Respond to Kids

Teacher Trick: Respond to Kids

The title seems too obvious: of course teachers respond to kids. In fact, that’s how they spend their days: responding to the qualms, questions, joys, tribulations, and cries of many kids. However, when talking about her thirty-plus-year tenure as a principal and...
Teacher Trick: Let Parents Talk

Teacher Trick: Let Parents Talk

It’s no secret that dealing with parents can be just as important for teachers as dealing with students. And sometimes, the parents can be harder to deal with (but you didn’t hear it from us!). Today, Dominican Sister of Hope and career teacher/Principal Maryann...
Teacher Trick: Art Works

Teacher Trick: Art Works

It’s likely that, as a teacher, you have student work on your walls in addition to at least one brightly-rimmed bulletin board. In her classrooms, Sister Maryann Ronneburger, a Dominican Sister of Hope with a thirty-plus-year tenure as a principal and teacher, did,...

One Sister’s Prayer through Poetry

Dominican Sister of Hope Connie Kelly, OP is a published poet who’s written over 250 poems and is currently working on publishing an anthology. Today, Sister Connie shares with us the history behind her creative genius, the inspiration behind her writing, and one of...
Finding Her Calling through Art

Finding Her Calling through Art

At her work station for the week-long Artists’ retreat, Ulana Salewycz pores over pebbles, eggshells, photographs, and paints: all materials she uses to create new works of art. She says she comes to the retreat with a mental plan of projects to begin here, and...