He will yet fill Your mouth with laughter and Your lips with shouts of joy. Job 8:21 Oh, the excitement in the air as my youngest grandson eagerly prepares for his first year of Kindergarten! As we enter the store for some "back to school" shopping, his voice is filled with pure joy, and his … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts of Back to School
Enjoy the beautiful gift of the world we live in today. Push away the noise humanity has created to hear the sounds of nature. Clear the cluttered streets and landscapes and find a corner where nature has claimed for itself. Watch with open eyes and opened minds to see what nature creates in the most … Continue reading April 22nd is?
Mrs. Yoho, “I said, I was sorry.” Well, unfortunately it is not that easy when you have a fight with someone. When you say you are sorry it does not fix things right away. Understanding Relationships-Punishments vs. Discipline Reflecting on my days in education, I held different positions over the years. As I learned and … Continue reading Saturday Solutions-“I said, I was sorry.”
Everyone in education knows Harry and Rosemary Wong. Their famous book, The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher, is one of the books every practicing teacher has read or heard about in coursework. They believe the classroom's number one problem comes from procedures and routines. It is a solid foundation for … Continue reading Words of Wisdom, Wednesday Classroom
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….
Less than half of middle and high school students say they have an adult at their school they can talk to when they feel upset. Students are facing depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that are holding them back. However, it is not having that needed support like counselors, school social workers, and psychologists … Continue reading Students Say……
Are you holding on? What are you holding on to? I like to ask questions of others, but I ask myself questions a great deal as well. It helps as you reflect and grow not only as a professional but as an individual. In our world today, problems multiply faster than solutions are found. Anxiety … Continue reading Holding On
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
Who me? Yes, you! News media platforms report staff shortages in many different areas across the country. Education is one of those areas where we see issues with deficiencies in many different positions and levels. Looking at the college enrollments also tells us students are not interested in entering into the field of education either. … Continue reading Education, It is important to you and me!
Mental health and wellness is an area of focus many are uncomfortable discussing, but this is changing. More services, discussions, and support appear, but more is needed as the needs increase. Suicide is a leading cause of death for people 10-34. From April 2020 through April 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses. An … Continue reading Lifeline, there is hope