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Hi, I’m Adriana Leikind, the creator of Frogs, Fairies, and Lesson Plans.

I am drawn to things that are simple and efficient - like uncluttered spaces, and less clipart! 

I like planning well, then allowing things to happen organically.


Like many of you, I struggle to balance all of the things that I want to do. I wish there were a 25th hour in every day, and an extra day between Sunday and Monday.

The truth is that life is very dynamic, and even if I had balance, it would only last until the next moment. So I give myself more to work some days, more to family other days, and try to be in the moment.


found on abbyhyslop.com
I have been a teacher all my life in one way or another. I'm an educator at core. My last 20 years in the classroom have been a source of happiness AND pain, but nevertheless, a source of growth. 

In the past few years, I tried to become a facilitator who encourages students to find knowledge, rather than the person who teaches all the time.


First Year Teacher
I transitioned from being the source of knowledge in the room, to becoming a facilitator who encouraged students to find knowledge.

I've been in a classroom with kindergartners, first, and third graders. I know I light up when I am teaching. That will never change!

First Year Teacher
My last 20 years in the classroom have been a source of happiness AND pain, but nevertheless, a source of growth.

This heartwarming message was sent to me after my last End of the Year Party. I worked with some really wonderful families and students!

Lately, the stress of keeping up with those "urgent things" that are "not important" have consumed a huge part of my desire to be at school. It seemed like my job was getting in the way of the work I'm supposed to be doing, if you know what I mean.

So before I became one of the bitter teachers we have all met in the hallways, I decided to leave the public school system, and continue my calling from home.

I have the pleasure of waking up everyday knowing that I help teachers implement their lesson plans without getting held back by lack of solid resources.
 
First Year Teacher
I decided to leave the public school system, and continue my calling from home.
My intention is to help you implement a demanding curriculum without spending every waking moment at work. There's no need to do it alone. 

I hope we can start a dialogue about the issues that we face everyday as teachers. We are multifaceted beings with incredible personal and professional knowledge.

Do share. Participate. Your comments will help build a community! I can't wait to hear from you.