Stuck in the Pit

Winter.  Some months feel like the dates continually move backwards.  This February, I have experienced an incredibly wide range of emotions as I have committed to trying to use this month for the purpose of being real, but also finding focus to dedicate time to my goals.  It can even feel like you are trapped … More Stuck in the Pit

REAL #OneWord2019

My eyes flashed open.  I sat up straight, and realized that I needed to read Tara Martin’s, Be Real.  I couldn’t quite explain why, but I knew I needed to order it soon.  I had seen the book advertised several months ago, and to be honest, I wondered what the book would tell me that … More REAL #OneWord2019

Letting the Positive Empower: What the Positivity Project Really Looks Like in the Classroom

What are the most important things a teacher can do? Answers could include, offering compassion, empathy, building confidence, providing enriched learning opportunities, guiding, instilling knowledge, and or teach values or character strengths like integrity, gratitude, humility, honesty and kindness (The 24 are listed in the graphic below). It is exhausting to even begin thinking about … More Letting the Positive Empower: What the Positivity Project Really Looks Like in the Classroom

Timeless, Classic, Storied A Reflection on Traditions

Traditions have a way of glittering our days in December.  Decorating cookies, holiday craft parties, singing Christmas Carols, Christmas Eve service, sledding, reading the Night Before Christmas, watching holiday movies, putting up the tree, gathering with friends and family, attending the Nutcracker; there is something magical about looking forward to the same things each year. … More Timeless, Classic, Storied A Reflection on Traditions