I’m Grateful for YOU…

15368988_10154781211334049_1350780050_oAs, I put this page together, I am blushing at all the articles that’s been created about me and my projects these past few months, and I can’t explain why there is so much talk over little ol’ me… But, it’s so neat! I feel like I’m just a girl lucky enough to do what she enjoys, and if I can share an idea or 2 or 10 along the way to help others then that’s what I want to do.

You all have seriously been so kind and supportive. I’m very thankful that each and everyone of you took the time to write and/or share stories about my teaching journey.

I am beyond blessed! It’s because of people like you that I have now decided to reach out further and share my experiences on this website. I’ve also taken cues from all your messages and posts. Yelp, I created a calendar, in which, I shared my photos, chaos and funny student stories with everyone. So, if you’re interested, click on over to the “Shop” page! Where everything for sale will benefit education, because I’m giving back a portion of all proceeds (100% of calendar profits too) to teachers.


(On a side note: Have you seen my dress? My students filled it with their artwork. It’s priceless!)

February 26, 2018
Fox 10: Promoting Kindness

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February 22, 2018
KOCO News 5: Oklahoma teacher encourages students to draw on her white dress

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February 22, 2018
Love What Matters: Teacher encourages students to draw ‘anything that makes them happy’ on her dress

“…As for my students, I hope that by encouraging them to draw things that make them happy, or to write kind words, they will find it second nature to lead with kindness.” [read blog]

Feburary 21, 2018
Redbook: Why This Teacher’s White Dress Is Going Viral

“Yearbooks make great keepsakes, but, if you’re a teacher, you tend to end up with the same three or four messages over and over — and then those books sit on a shelf or in a closet gathering dust…” [read article]

February 20, 2018
Babble: Why this 2nd Grade Teacher asks Students to draw “What Makes them Happy” on her Dress

“…As for the future of the dress project, Curfman says her goal is to keep it going for as long as she can. “I hope to make one every year,” she shares. “Who knows, maybe I’ll wear it at their high school graduation one day!”” [read blog]

February 19, 2017
Bored Teachers Facebook Post: Kindness Shirts

“Teaching your students to be kind is the most important lesson. Thanks @Haley Curfman for setting such a great example while rocking our #FutureofOklahoma t-shirt!…” [read post]

“Love the teacher’s t-shirt but it’s the kids’ shirts that are inspiring.” ~Stacy

February 17, 2017
LaunchPad Labs’ Facebook Shared: #Kindness

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“Love this so much!” ~Meg

February 15, 2017
Bored Teacher’s Blog: This Teacher Takes the Cutest “Teacher Life” Photos

“…Taken in her classroom at school, they set the scene in the fashion you would find most 2nd grade teachers’ desks. Down to the writing on the board, the multiple tissue boxes, the Elmer’s glue, and the bottles of hand sanitizer, each photograph is so well set-up, they could be Norman Rockwell paintings!…” [read article]

“I know you teachers are so very tired by this time of year. Stay strong, summer is just around the corner. Thank you for teaching our children.” ~Pat

January 10, 2017

Oklahoma State University College of Education’s Facebook Shared: #THANKATEACHERTUESDAY – Ms. Haley Curfman

“Haley Curfman, a 2015 OSU graduate and second grade teacher in Blackwell, Okla., is featured in today’s LaunchPad Labs #ThankATeacherTuesday. We love reading about Haley’s passion for teaching! Way to go!…” [read more]

January 9, 2017
LaunchPad Labs: #THANKATEACHERTUESDAY – Ms. Haley Curfman

“…Ms. Haley Curfman graduated December 2015 from Oklahoma State University and began teaching 2nd grade in January 2016 in Blackwell, Oklahoma. Below are a few of the reasons why Ms. Curfman is a teacher…” [read article]

“Haley truly has a passion for teaching! Thank you for doing what you love and giving back to the Blackwell Maroons #ThankATeacherTuesday” ~Colbie

December 6, 2016
Bored Teachers Blog: What It’s Like To Be a Teacher Before Christmas Break

“The teachers at Blackwell Elementary made this spoof video of how teachers feel during the month of December, leading up to Christmas break. And they’re spot on…” [read article]

“Hilarious! So true. Loved every minute of it! Thanks guys!” ~Holly

“This has me laughing so hard, I’m crying! I don’t know if it’s sad or funny that I recognize almost as many students as I do co-workers!” ~And

December 4, 2016
YouTube Video: “Through the Eyes of a Teacher”

“I posted this a few days ago on Facebook and several teachers sent messages asking if I could share it on YouTube so they could share with groups, classrooms, etc. So, here you go! I hope you enjoy and SHARE and see the humor in our video!…” [watch video]

“I love the video, it’s very funny.” ~Dora

December 1, 2016
Facebook Video: Through the Eyes of a Teacher

“Through the eyes of a teacher before Christmas! Had so much fun spoofing the student chaos at Blackwell Elementary…” [read post]

“This little 2 minute video has been viewed more than 3 million times. There are no words to describe how crazy that is or how thankful I am for all the positive comments from around the world. You all are AWESOME! ~xoxo, Haley