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This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and edtech enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week. Simply write a post and share it to join in, or sign up to receive email reminders of each new prompt. 

Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, the biggest challenge of the day is getting out of bed with a positive attitude. Sometimes, the daily challenge is going to be having to work with a difficult student. Sometimes, the challenge lies in teaching a topic or skill or unit that you really don’t enjoy. Learning strategies to address these challenges is the way in which we overcome them.

The road to success is always under construction - motivational text on a slate blackboard with chalk and cup of tea

Prompt: Write a post about challenging situations.

Here are some ideas or topics you may wish to include:

  • Share your biggest teaching challenge and explain how you overcame it
  • Write a motivational “how-to” for overcoming a common challenging situation.
  • Do a review on a book or website that has helped you overcome a challenging situation. What was the challenge? How did the book/website help you?
  • Discuss any thoughts or experiences you have about challenges in education.
  • Talk about a time when a student was facing a challenge and you provided strategies to help the student. What were they? How did they help?

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About Ronnie Burt

Manages the Edublogs, CampusPress, and WPMU DEV Hosting services. Former secondary math teacher and wannabe musician. Follow @ronnieburt on twitter!

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  1. Hi All, I’ve decided to take a different approach and share my solution to a technical challenge. I’ve been digitizing old photos and needed a simple solution that would work for glossy photos. Thought others who are interested in preserving old photos may find it helpful. Your students might enjoy using it to digitize old photos.

    You can read my solution here – http://suewaters.com/2017/02/23/googles-photoscan-app/

  2. This week’s challenge allowed me to go back to a post from last year and spend some time re-working it. Thanks Ronnie for the challenge this week and the opportunity to revisit a post I was never totally satisfied with the first time around: http://aschaefersalinas.blogspot.com/2016/04/finding-leaders-or-unicorns.html This post contains some of my thoughts about the challenge of growing more leaders in education.

    • Anne Schaefer-Salinas
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  3. Thats a cool design.

    • WoW, I am so impressed with your organization and time management! Sounds like your school year and calendar year are both going very well.

      • 23 weeks nearly done and still intact. I love my students still, so that’s a sign it’s going well. Thanks for your kind words.

        • drtrinilicious
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    • WOW! I wish I could be half this organized. Well done you!

      • Anne Schaefer-Salinas
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    • Love the meme! I’d forgotten Doug Johnson’s “mission”–thanks for the reminder. BrP

    • I love the clever strategy and breaking a challenge down into smaller “challengettes”!

    • Great post!!!!

    • It’s brave to deal with such issues in public. Good post. I’ve always felt the problem with “school choice” is that it’s the schools that get to make the choice!
      BrP

  4. Wow! Great!

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