“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” Steven Spielberg I love the quote by Steven Spielberg. Mentoring is so meaningful and is so rewarding for those involved. As mentoring begins, it is a foundation built on trust, honesty, authenticity, and … Continue reading Mentoring and Coaching- Which do I need?
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
When you look at Patching Holes, it brings a visual to your mind of a hole. Then the word patching indicates this will be a temporary fix for this hole which will remain to exist. I have been involved in education for over 25 years. I can testify we have been working on patching holes … Continue reading Patching Holes
My blog post on October 27, 2022, began with students saying. Embedded within the post was an article with data collected from middle and high school students. The data in the paper presented the biggest barriers to student learning, according to a new report released by YouthTruth, a nonprofit that surveys K-12 students and families … Continue reading Today I will say….
Courage What does it mean to have courage? What does it look like in the workplace? How do you describe an individual who has courage? I believe standing up for what you believe in is one way of showing courage, especially when it is not the popular thing to do. Courage allows you to put … Continue reading Solution Weekly: October 23-29, 2022
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 One of my rules is about feeling safe. As a child, I was terrified of the dark. When the lights went out, I could not see, and what I could not see scared me. How I did … Continue reading Turn the Light On
I am excited to introduce you to Mitch Weathers, a high school teacher who has created and designed Organized Binder. Mitch teaches you precisely what I believe is the absolute best first step in establishing your work in becoming a successful school and classroom. His teaching of executive functioning skills focuses on six areas (Organization, … Continue reading Executive Functioning Skills
Reading, reflecting, and researching ideas about teaching is something essential. I am always excited to share information to help educators teach and learn. Recent surveys indicate that nearly 50% of educators are contemplating leaving the profession earlier than planned or within the next two years (GBAO Strategies, 2022; Merrimack College & EdWeek Research Center, 2022). … Continue reading Planning Teaching and Learning