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{NBPTS} My best tips for candidates!

Working on your National Boards? I have been getting a lot of emails lately, so I wanted to take a minute to write about some of my best tips and advice for getting started (or pushing forward!) If you are a candidate in EC-GEN, MC-GEN, EC-Literacy, or MC-Literacy I highly recommend you check out The Power of Accomplished Teaching website. When I worked on my boards I was the ONLY person in my state that year to do so. I had ZERO local support and had NO idea where to even begin. A little bit of research landed me on The Power of Accomplished Teaching website and I'm so glad that it did. Without the support of this site and the NBCTs behind it there is no way I would have certified in just one year. There is a small annual fee to join, but the resources you gain there will be invaluable … [Read more...]

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Currently {May 2015}

Better late than never, right? While I have a few minutes here is my Currently for May 2015! LISTENING: Sarah is down for her nap right now so I'm listening to the PEACE & QUIET! LOVING: I'm loving my new Thirty-One All-In Tote! I was able to pre-order this bag and can't wait to use it this weekend for an overnight trip. This bag will be the customer and hostess special during the month of June! Check out my website or VIP Customer Group for more info! THINKING: I'm thinking that I am SO excited for our beach trip! We are staying at The Beach Club in July and I don't think I can wait that long... I'm ready to go NOW! WANTING: I am wanting something sour... sour patch kids, sour straws, whatever! I've had this craving all week! NEEDING: I'm needing to work on … [Read more...]

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Meet Me! {teacher blogger linky}

Hi everyone! My name is Bethany McClure and I'd like to welcome you to my blog, Learning is a Journey! I started my blog a few years ago as a way for my students and parents to stay up-to-date on classroom happenings. Since then, I've expanded my blog to not only include topics pertaining to teaching and learning, but also topics that are important in other areas of my life such as my family, running, music, and Auburn to name a few! I would love for you to take a look around and follow my blog via one of the options listed on the sidebar! Here is a little bit about my sweet family... I have been married to Scott for 4 years! We met at Auburn University. War Eagle! Scott was getting ready to graduate with his engineering degree and I was finishing up my 2nd year of teaching 1st grade at … [Read more...]

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August Currently! {2014}

I'm so excited about my new blog design! I've been working on it all week. I've decided that I just can't manage two blogs anymore so I'm combining my teaching and personal blog into one. I hope this will bring a bit more variety to my blog as I include posts related to teaching, as well as my family and personal interests. Watching the War Eagle/Roll Tide special on ESPN2 this morning really made me excited for football season. I can't wait to see Sarah in her new cheerleader uniform! Only 3 more weeks... WAR EAGLE! I've just finished reading Chris Powell's Choose More, Lose More for Life. He and his wife Heidi Powell are so inspiring to me and I'm hoping that by following their Carb Cycling plan I can lose my last 15 lbs (or more!) to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. It has … [Read more...]

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Friday Feature: PSA Essentials Custom Stamp

This weeks Friday Feature is a custom stamp from PSA Essentials. This company is one of my all-time favorites... and they were the very first company I signed up with when I opened my web store, Polka Dot Parlor. I love their custom stamps and always recommend their products to friends, family, brides, teachers, and anyone else who asks! There are so many designs to choose from and the best part is that each stamp has peel and stick technology! The best sellers at Polka Dot Parlor are Wallace, Dashwood, and Gabby. Which personalized stamp is your favorite? Not only does PSA Essentials have the best stampers around, but they also have other products that make using your custom stamp even more fun! Also available are single initial stamps, custom embossers, one and two color ink … [Read more...]

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In the mail today…

In the mail today…

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