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Mission Possible Improvement in Teaching & Learning

Mission Possible: Improvement in Teaching & Learning

Education is very important to me. It’s important to me as a parent but it’s also important to me because I am an educator. This fall I will begin my 8th year of teaching. I will be teaching preschool for special education students. Over the past 7 years I have taught many children how to read when they walked into my classroom not knowing their alphabet.

I have celebrated successes with young students. I have struggled along with them. One thing that sticks out about most of my students is the tenacity that a young child can have. I have worked with many struggling young readers and very few of them were ever willing to give up.

If only we all had that kind of drive.

Teaching is Challenging

I love being a teacher. It’s one of my passions and there is not a feeling in the world that matches the moment when the light bulb turns on for a student.

But teaching is challenging. It often feels like I’m being pulled in too many directions. It can be frustrating because so many teachers I know, myself included, just want to do the best that we can. It takes a toll on morale and I’ve seen many of my amazing colleagues leave the profession because they are burnt out.

In a profession where the demands and expectations continue to rise while support often seems to diminish, something has to change.

Success in Any School

In Mission Possible by Eva Moskowitz and Arin Lavinia, they share tips from their experiences working with Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter schools that can benefit any school. They offer ground-breaking methods for improving teaching and learning that have been tested in classrooms. As a teacher, tips and advice that have worked in other classrooms are ones that I am more willing to implement in my own classroom.

One of my favorite parts of this book was the Success Academy credo of ACTION. ACTION stands for Agency, Curiosity, Try & Try, Integrity, Others, and No Shortcuts. As a teacher, I can see these guidelines making a difference in my classroom and throughout my entire school building.

Accept the Mission

This is a book I would love to share with my administration and my fellow teachers. It addresses the rigor that we are working to develop. It focuses on the students. It’s about education. As a parent, I think it also provides insight into the world of education and what is best for our students.

You can learn more on the Mission Possible website.

Formula Mom Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. However all experiences and opinions are 100% my own.

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. I like that when parents do get involved the school and child can both be successful. Parent involvement is essential.
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  2. I plan to be super involved when my boy starts school (hopefully not annoying, though) and now I have a job that allows for the flexibility to do that! I have a few teaching friends who could benefit from this so I will definitely share!
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  3. I am grateful for the teachers my girls have had and know how hard they work. I still have a relationship with many of my elementary teachers through FB… and even had a handful at my HS graduation. I think you… and other teachers as well… ROCK! :)
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  4. The more tools for teaching, the better! I’m going to check this out, thank you!
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  5. I agree that teachers need all the help they can get; it is such a difficult job! Kudos to you for being a great teacher Mariah!
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  6. Ed Nemmers says:

    I like its positivity!

  7. susan smoaks says:

    i like that it’s good for education!

  8. Sarah Yurga says:

    I like the parent involvement – it is lacking in my school district!

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