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
We still live in a world where judgment comes before the opportunity to provide evidence of innocence or to provide details to prove wrong the thoughts of the judgment placed on the individual or individuals. Why do I bring up this point? Because I have lived the judgment, the made-up narratives and stories, and the … Continue reading Growing Strong
As a small child, I never really thought about teaching. Then as I reflect on my memories, I did not know think about education because I had a bad experience in 3rd grade, so I blocked out all of the opportunities I experienced teaching throughout my childhood. My parents did not have an education, so … Continue reading The Love of Teaching
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!
When you think about feeling good and feeling safe, where do you see yourself? Where is the place those two things happen for you? Now that you have the place, who is there to help you feel safe and good? Is it the place only, or is it a combination of the place and the … Continue reading Safety and Feeling Good
“School shooting in Texas” is four words to stop you, frozen at the moment, and your heartstrings are pulled. The number of injuries, loss of life, the individual or individuals involved in the shooting makes no difference. It is the four words no mother, father, grandparent, or educator wants to hear ever. Then the media … Continue reading Heartstrings and swings!
It is May, and the end of the school year is fast approaching. As the weather begins to warm up, so do the temperatures of everyone. We see a wide variety of changes happening as the end of school closes in on all of us. Many teachers face life changes as some are retiring, some … Continue reading Flexibility and Engagement
This week we celebrate School Social Workers and recognize Social Emotional Learning Day on March 11th! The theme for National School Social Workers week March 6-12 is “Time to Shine!” Our School Social Workers do amazing things to support our children, families, and staff! They genuinely shine all of the time! Join the SEL Day … Continue reading #SELDAY March 11, 2022
Wednesday offers time to think of wisdom we can share. What things do you think about? To be a good leader, you need to____________________. If there is one thing to remember, it is_________________. Children need to______________. Today is the best time to________________. What fill-in-the-blank could you create to help generate thoughts and conversation? I know … Continue reading Fill in the blank-with wisdom
The purpose of education seems to have different meanings when you ask other groups. If we look through the political accountability lens, the goal is to increase standards and raise requirements for test scores to reflect passing levels. Students may see education as just going to school, following the rules, and turning in their assignments. … Continue reading Nourishing Teaching and Learning-Today, Tomorrow and Always