Tag: #Parents

Talk Safety, Model it and Provide it!

Two Rules has been my focus for over two decades of education. One of those rules is Safety. We cannot just talk about it; we must model and provide it. How? As schools, we have crisis plans, emergency drills, and active shooter drills. I want to share information with you from research conducted about these … Continue reading Talk Safety, Model it and Provide it!

Pieces will fit

Do you have a childhood memory of something you did with your family? One of my memories is opening a box full of different shapes, colors, and a picture to follow as you put the pieces together. Putting jigsaw puzzles together was one of those memories from my childhood. We enjoyed many hours working together … Continue reading Pieces will fit

Heartstrings and swings!

“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!

How do you live?

I am all about asking questions. I enjoy asking questions to spark conversations, engage with others, and learn. My grandson Abram has always asked me thought-provoking questions from a child's point of view. “How do they make leather shoes? Where does the leather come from?” Not a typical question from a then four-year-old. My question … Continue reading How do you live?

How do you name what you teach?

The pandemic brought attention to education. Education should always have our attention and focus. It is the key to the success of our society as our next generation learns, creates, and discovers. Critical Race Theory was/is a big topic for discussion on what was being taught. What other programs, curriculums are being taught in schools … Continue reading How do you name what you teach?

Monday Matters! Make it Count!

It is MONDAY! Time to check the calendar for the workweek. What do you have to look forward to this week? Now let's focus on today! What is on the to-do list? As Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog, told us: “Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning … Continue reading Monday Matters! Make it Count!

Doctor, Doctor, Teacher, Teacher…what do you say? I have a bad case of…..

When all of our schools open the doors for face-to-face instruction, we also need to open our minds to new possibilities. Things will be different! Let's not have the expectation we will be back to “normal.”

Finding Focus for Solutions- Suicide Prevention

Is the Pandemic Fueling A rise In Suicide Attempts Among kids? Shots-Health News: NPR A cluster of suicides in Las Vegas, plus a troubling rise in youth suicide attempts observed in ER nationwide, is raising fears that the pandemic is fueling a children’s mental health crisis- Read on at https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/02/02/962060105/child-psychiatrists-warn-that-the-pandemic-may-be-driving-up-kids-suicide-risk?s=09 Suicide Prevention is a priority … Continue reading Finding Focus for Solutions- Suicide Prevention