Millions of Moments, Memories of Lifetime

“This was us on bus 36,” read the post along with a TikTok clip. The memories came back to me, not clearly but enough to bring a smile and a reply. I am blessed to have several former students from both districts I served, along with their parents, as friends. It provides me with giftsContinue reading “Millions of Moments, Memories of Lifetime”

Will you be my friend? Finding Friends on Friday

“Childhood lies at the very heart of who we are and who we become.” Fred Rogers Mister Rogers was not afraid to talk about difficult social issues, tackle them head on and make it a priority to support children in the best way he knew how! He talked about divorce, assassination, death, racial issues andContinue reading “Will you be my friend? Finding Friends on Friday”

Time to talk about your why and Research

Data, data and more data. Data-driven decision making is what drives improvement. Are we doing this? Are we seeing results? Do we hear our teams saying, “we are data rich and information poor”? Is the data we are collecting the right data? Is it the data making the difference? Professor John Hattie has conducted research,Continue reading “Time to talk about your why and Research”

Make Monday’s Matter!

The weekend is over! Tomorrow is Monday! Oh boy, here we go. Monday seems to get a negative vibe without even giving it a chance sometimes. Each day is a gift in itself if we shift our minds into thinking things differently! In my career, I have always mixed up the days by calling themContinue reading “Make Monday’s Matter!”

Engagement

Engagement is an exciting word! It can be life-changing for couples, an invitation to an event, or being part of an experience of learning. Many experts provide information about the importance of engagement in education and how to continue to strive to increase student engagement. However, Dr. P.J. Caposey brings to light two forms ofContinue reading “Engagement”