When I began in education many years ago, I started the day at my hometown school by saying to everyone: Good morning, and welcome to Pine Crest Elementary. At first, everyone looked at me strangely and thought I might be crazy. However, it continued, and soon, many were saying it. See how many people can … Continue reading Have a Nice Day!
From P.E. to culturally responsive teaching, the finalists all find ways to connect to their students. — Read on http://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/meet-the-5-teachers-being-considered-for-national-teacher-of-the-year/2023/01 I want to say I am so excited about the work all of these teachers are doing and I would have a difficult time selecting just one. This is teaching! We need more and more … Continue reading Meet the 5 Teachers Being Considered for National Teacher of the Year
Happy New Year 2023 Enjoy a great 2023! Looking forward to many things in 2023! Thinking with the end in mind Do you think about the end in everything you do? Just curious on when you apply this standard? Teaching and Learning We start the year by focusing on instructional strategies, tips, and ideas. As … Continue reading Solution Weekly: January 1-7-2023
As I prepare for the New Year I always select one word to move me forward. My one word for this year is Grit. Take a few days to think of the “One Word” that will move you forward in the new year.
Oh, the beautiful gifts, all wrapped with care with the perfect bow and tag to know where it goes. Well, the gifts I give are usually tucked in a gift bag with some tissue paper or wrapped with no pattern and so much tape! Wrapping gifts is not one of my talents. I am still … Continue reading The Gifts
Each day I wake with gratitude for the blessings of a new day. Life's journey continues with a path before me that I know will be full of opportunities, change, storms, celebrations, and faith-shaking moments. However, I know I can face all things with peace, love, hope, and joy from the devotions I read each … Continue reading Peace, Love, Hope and Joy
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10) One of my favorite things to do is to give gifts to others. I do not get carried away with wrapping, cards, and all that stuff; I hand the … Continue reading Giving Gifts, sharing: Human Factor
I was asked what my favorite song for Christmas was. I had to pause and think; with so many to select from and different versions, I would have to think about it. I decided I would do a little research about the music and songs of Christmas we all sing and have enjoyed for many … Continue reading Christmas is the time for Music and song
Sincere love is when you love others with a pure heart, as God does. We are accepting of God’s love for ourselves as well. We will no longer be controlled by our experiences of being hurt, rejected, abused, hatefully treated by others, or negative self-talk. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV Love is patient; love is kind. … Continue reading Spiritual Sunday-12-11-22