I spent nine years of my educational career at the middle school level. I also have had a daughter, a granddaughter, and, before I know it, two grandsons who will experience middle school. My belief was in letting everyone play, be involved, and be part of all of the activities they wanted to be in. … Continue reading Trophy-Does Everyone Get One? Can Everyone Play?
We can Wednesday with Two Rules (4)
Two Rules Bringing Two Rules to your school is reinforced by recognizing the importance of building good habits. One concept I reinforced over and over with students was that when something becomes a habit, it can move you from where you are. A good habit can move you forward; a bad habit can have unpleasant … Continue reading We can Wednesday with Two Rules (4)
Thank You NASSP-Five Key Areas to Support Mental Health Crisis
The following is a campaign from NASSP for leaders to actively contact their legislators to take federal actions on five key areas to support the needs of districts to handle the mental health crisis we are experiencing across our nation. Please consider coping these words to use in your communications to legislators, on your social … Continue reading Thank You NASSP-Five Key Areas to Support Mental Health Crisis
We Can Wednesday with TWO RULES (3)
Take Time I paused before writing this post as the news announced a shooting at Covenant School in Nashville. This is a private Presbyterian school tucked away with a winding road leading to it. The school is attached to the church, and the complex is beautiful from the pictures. However, those looking back as they … Continue reading We Can Wednesday with TWO RULES (3)
We Can Wednesday with TWO RULES (2)
Rumor Has It I don’t know about you, but I love Adele! One of her songs talks about rumors and for most of us think of them as being socially inappropriate. However, I would like to encourage you to spread rumors about your school whenever you can! When I was transferred to be a middle … Continue reading We Can Wednesday with TWO RULES (2)
We can Wednesday- Two Rules Issue 1
Time for Change How many children feel like they cannot learn in our schools today? How many teachers feel like they cannot teach in our schools today? How many school leaders feel like they cannot lead our schools today? Why the questions? Why the disconnect? Why are we hearing this today? Are we hearing it? … Continue reading We can Wednesday- Two Rules Issue 1
The apples have fallen from the tree
My father-in-law was a man of very few words. He always made me nervous. My husband and I began dating when we were in high school. At 16, I guess I was a little worried about many things in life. One of the phrases I remember he said was, “If you do not like my … Continue reading The apples have fallen from the tree
Permission to be real-Update
Be Real-Authentic If you are a follower, you have heard all of my stories; if you are new, I thank you for joining today. Sometimes I share personal journey stories, spiritual talk, inspirational messages, motivation, leadership, and education. If followers have an issue they want me to discuss, they need to leave me a comment … Continue reading Permission to be real-Update
What are you celebrating?
We always have so much to celebrate! February is famous for Valentine's Day 💝 A great day to receive or give flowers and candy! Historically, we celebrate Black History Month and Abraham Lincoln's Birthday! What else do you celebrate? Here is a list of some things people celebrate! On February 8th, I found that some … Continue reading What are you celebrating?