I saw a post in an educational group about teachers and administrators calling it quits sooner than later. Some threw in the towel just last week. I sent a response back with what are the specifics leading to all of these withdrawals so quickly. I did not get a reply back; I am not out … Continue reading Be the Solution Daily Quote: 11-10-22
Less than half of middle and high school students say they have an adult at their school they can talk to when they feel upset. Students are facing depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that are holding them back. However, it is not having that needed support like counselors, school social workers, and psychologists … Continue reading Students Say……
I don’t know about you, but I can have some crazy talks with myself! I can talk myself into, and out of some situations I never thought I would be in my life. Negative self-talk can be very harmful! During our last vacation with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, my husband and brother-in-law thought it was … Continue reading Tuesday Talk! Self-Talk
The past few weeks have been a very stressful time in our home. Like many families, fall brings changes, and some are not expected. Daughter changes districts and positions. But not just districts and positions, but states. What a blessing for her and family! So very proud of her. Granddaughter starts high school and was … Continue reading Seeing through the lens of hope….
Do you have a favorite story? I think I have so many stories I could not possibly pick just one. I loved reading to my fifth-grade students as they returned from recess. It was a time to get settled back down and ready to re-focus on learning. I loved to select stories to engage the … Continue reading Let me tell you a story….
Speaking Voice-Listening Ear “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ~ Ernest Hemingway One of the best ways to build a positive image of your school, district, business, and organization or a negative one is how you communicate. Websites provide others the opportunity to evaluate you. If this page is outdated, not easy to … Continue reading Voice vs. Ear and Brain vs. Heart
Capturing moments When we turn ordinary daily tasks into opportunities to take in the beauty around us, we can capture moments to reflect on long after they are done. The days have been hot! So getting out early to water flowers is a big task! Stretching the garden hose out and around the house is … Continue reading Be the Solution Daily Quote 7-9-22
Maya Angelou is one of my favorite individuals. She passed away too soon for me. I love her writing; the words she shares and her voice whispers over my heart with tenderness. I am sharing this story today not because of a political stance or to ask for comments regarding decisions made. I came across … Continue reading Slip-Ups, Stumbling Blocks, Stepping Stones Part II
Do not neglect to gather. Hebrews 10:25 During the pandemic, we were asked to shelter in place to protect ourselves and others during the time Covid-19 was hitting our communities. We developed different ways to work, educate and communicate using technology. However, we missed the face-to-face social interaction and human contact we all need. We … Continue reading Gather together
My mother always taught me to look for beauty in the eyes of others. When you look at the eyes of others, it is a window into their heart, soul, and hope. As a child growing up, I was picked on a great deal. I was a pale small-framed little girl; I was picked on … Continue reading Friday fills eyes with hope