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
What Matters? In education, we measure, collect data, and report on students' performance at grade levels. However, what matters in the big picture of learning? Accountability of the test scores reported on the school, district, and the teacher in the evaluation process plays an important role. Teachers are asked to set growth goals; schools do … Continue reading Monday Matters!
Covid-19 placed all of us in the circumstances we did not expect. The approaches to recovery look different in the realms of the business, industrial, and education worlds. Education is faced with an overwhelming challenge to help students at an even more comprehensive range of learning levels than they have ever met before. The approach … Continue reading Forward Teaching, Self-Paced Learning
I constantly measure the meaningfulness of the messages I send, the information I share, and how I impact those who choose to read my posts. I intend to always help with driving solution-focused thinking and increasing the positives we share in day-to-day interactions. One thing missing is an opportunity for others to share what they … Continue reading Measuring Meaningfulness
Teachers, if you do not know about StoryWalks, please take a look at the following article! I love it! As a 5th grade teacher, we did many different things to engage readers, but this is the best idea ever! I can see how you can utilize this as a fun family night activity! So many … Continue reading Let’s take a StoryWalk