https://youtu.be/LBpT1rR2x60 School is approaching fast, and as parents, we have a crucial role to play in preparing our children for this new phase of their lives. In this series, I want to share with you how my Two Rules Philosophy can greatly benefit your children. The first component of these rules focuses on teaching our … Continue reading Solution Saturday-How to help Kids Prepare for School (Part 1)
As you begin your day, take a short moment to gather your thoughts. I have often repeated the following to students for decades to remind them of the power they have within themselves to develop into the individuals they desire to be. Education is a gift we receive which no one can take from us, … Continue reading Finding your gold!
Friday can find many things if we allow our hearts and brains to open to discovering. Today we end a week with teacher tips, advice, feedback, thoughts about hope, and CHOICE. In communication, listening is always the best form. You can not communicate well if you are not listening, especially to what is not said. … Continue reading Friday Finds 1, 2023
A compass provides us with the knowledge of the direction we are traveling. The choice of our direction is the responsibility of the one who holds it. Acceptance of the decisions made in the past are mine; I embrace them and learn from them as I continue to move forward. The compass does not revisit … Continue reading Guiding Compass of responsibility
As we begin each day and go through our daily routines, how often do you say and hear, “thank you?” I can think of countless times I listen to it and say it, but do we all know why? I am sure I have not said thank you nearly as often as I should have, … Continue reading Gratitude- Taking time to understand
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……
I don’t know about you, but I can have some crazy talks with myself! I can talk myself into, and out of some situations I never thought I would be in my life. Negative self-talk can be very harmful! During our last vacation with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, my husband and brother-in-law thought it was … Continue reading Tuesday Talk! Self-Talk
In a social media and digital world, we become desensitized to the illusion of being connected and rate ourselves high in our communication abilities. However, this can be deceiving. The quantity of the amount of our reach to accounts is not equal to connecting with individuals. Digital communication has improved our abilities to maintain better … Continue reading Connecting and Communicating
For the last decade of work, I had a longer commute to work. I could use this time to prepare my mind for the day ahead, looking through the windshield at all the possibilities. As my day completed, I could look back through the rearview mirror, leaving behind issues I could handle tomorrow as I … Continue reading Windshield, Rearview, Handheld-Which do you use?