Wednesday Wonders…

The final school bell for 2021 has rung for most of our students. Students have their final report cards but do we wonder how all of our schools did? What about education? How did all of the students across our nation do in 2021? How did the schools and districts do for our students? TheContinue reading “Wednesday Wonders…”

Fundamental Friday

In our lives we have fundamental things, activities and principles that are important to us. We can believe strongly in some as an essential part of who we are or part of our purpose of being. People seeking meaning beyond themselves seem to be happier, healthier, and live longer. I have no data to confirmContinue reading “Fundamental Friday”

Always learning

“Mom, can you pick up the kids at school on Thursday for me? Just bring them and meet me at my school so I can get them to their practice. Alex is going to get Alden from his school.” I love every chance I get to be with the grandchildren. They are the best! AbramContinue reading “Always learning”

Doctor, Doctor, Teacher, Teacher…what do you say? I have a bad case of…..

When all of our schools open the doors for face-to-face instruction, we also need to open our minds to new possibilities. Things will be different! Let’s not have the expectation we will be back to “normal.”

Note to self….

A handwritten letter appeared on my desk for the mail delivery. It was my Amanda from several years ago. I will call her to take her to lunch. “Mrs. Yoho I saved all of our journals, they saved my life.”

What are the fundamental changes happening or being planned for learning?

“It is little short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not completely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.”-Albert Einstein As we make our way into the world, we are full of curiosity, creativity, and ready to explore. The importance of this time has been stressed as vital to the overall development ofContinue reading “What are the fundamental changes happening or being planned for learning?”

The Way…Teaching, Learning, Leading

Education is always part of the political arena. Every time a presidential election comes around, education is one of the talking pieces. I selected my words wisely by using “talking pieces.” It is used as a piece in their puzzle to shift the pieces around to gather more votes, and once the political parties gainContinue reading “The Way…Teaching, Learning, Leading”

Can you believe what you see?

“Every day, images pass across our screens. They exist everywhere: on television, webpages, social media, newspapers, magazines, textbooks, mobile phones and more.”-Frank Baker, Teach Kids to Read the Images they see In our world today of photoshopped and the ability to alter pictures, it is not easy to believe what you see. As an elementaryContinue reading “Can you believe what you see?”

What do you expect from others? What do they except from you?

“Great teachers have high expectations for their students, but even higher expectations for themselves.” -Todd Whitaker We find ourselves today in a garden full of weeds as we try to find the plants that are producing the quality we want in our garden of leaders. Many seeds have been planted, but the quality is notContinue reading “What do you expect from others? What do they except from you?”

Expectations with good intentions!

“Today is my first day of student teaching. I have to say I am a little nervous. What will they expect from me today?” “Just be yourself and do what you know is best. You know what you are doing, ” said my husband. Dropping my daughter off at my parent’s house, I continued myContinue reading “Expectations with good intentions!”