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13 Important Facts All Teachers Should Consider:


13 Important Facts All Teachers Should Consider:

1. The 3 Cs: “Be CLEAR on your expectations for behavior and performance. Be CON-SISTENT—follow through so students know what to expect from you as a teacher. Be COMPASSIONATE—show your students that you really care about them and want them to succeed.”
2. Management Matters: “Strong classroom management is the key to teaching. No mat-ter how well you know the content, students can't learn in a chaotic environment.”
3. Routines Are Your Friends: “They should be the first things that you teach!”
4. Flexibility Rules: “Relax. Be in control. Be prepared to be flexible!”
5. Wear Comfy Shoes: “Number 1: It's all about relationships. If you make the students feel that you genuinely care about them, they'll do what you ask and then some.
6. What Andrea Willis Says Is True: “Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance!”
7. Never Break a Promise: “Don't promise a child something you're not 100% sure you can come through on—they need to know you are trustworthy and that you mean what you say.”
8. You’re a Student Too: “You will learn twice as much as your kids do EVERY single day until the day you retire!”
9. Leader of the Pack: “You are the lead dog and your students are your team waiting to run the big race.”
10. Help Is Always Available: “Don't be afraid to ask for it.”
11. School Is Just a Part: “You are only one part of their lives and they won't know how important a part for many, many years.”
12. Have Faith in Yourself: “You can handle this.”
13. You’re Guarding Treasure: “Remember that parents are sending their most prized possessions. They are not hiding any others at home. They are sending their best. Re-spect that.”



3 Ways to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

by Tammy Liscomb, Weatherization Program Assistant

Each month we will be posting Weatherization Tips to help our customers keep warm, cool and healthy at home. This month, I am sharing three easy ways to save money on your electric bill. 


  1. Unplug all your appliances and turn off all appliances including computers and monitors when not using them.
  2. Remember to turn off lights when you leave a room!
  3. Install a motion sensor for your lights outside.


This is just a start on your family's journey to save money. Stay tuned each month for more Weatherization Tips from Community Action of Southern Kentucky's Weatherization Department.




2016 Charity Golf Classic

Presents the 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic on May 26, 2016 at Riverview Golf Course in Bowling Green, KY.  

We hope you will join us either by sponsoring the event or registering to golf!

Click here to register your team!

Thank you to our Partners in Action:

Agents of Change: 

Dr. Don and Becky Butler

American Legion Post 23

Poverty Warriors:


 Community Supporters:




Is Your Preschooler Getting Enough Sleep?

by Carol Belcher

Children are spending more & more time on the couch, in the house, and on some type of electronic device. There is a recent research study that indicated that children today are 4 times less active than their grandparents when they were children. Inactivity and overuse of electronics can result in sleep disturbances, irritability, and inhibited ability to focus.

Are parents reporting that their child is having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or is slow to get up in the morning? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following sleep needs for young children:

  • 1-3 years old 12-14 hours per day
  • 3-4 years old 10-11 hours per day

Further, the AAP recommends that children ages 3-18 be limited to 2 hours of electronic entertainment per day. When children are looking at electronic screens, they should wait at least 1 full hour before going to bed so that their young brains have sufficient time to slow down and settle down.

Children's brains are more sensitive to environmental influences than adults. Here are some signs that children are not getting good, restorative sleep.

  • Complaints of not being able to get to sleep
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Poor memory, poor focus
  • Difficulty retaining learned skills or information
  • Hard to wake up
  • Irritability and meltdowns 

What is your child's bedtime routine? How much time does your child spend on electronics at home?

Depending on your answers, what may look like an emerging behavioral issue may actually be a result of not enough restorative sleep or simply not enough hours of sleep. Make sure your child is getting the recommended amount of sleep!

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