When you look at Patching Holes, it brings a visual to your mind of a hole. Then the word patching indicates this will be a temporary fix for this hole which will remain to exist. I have been involved in education for over 25 years. I can testify we have been working on patching holes … Continue reading Patching Holes
Today I will say….
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….
Solution Weekly: October 23-29, 2022
Courage What does it mean to have courage? What does it look like in the workplace? How do you describe an individual who has courage? I believe standing up for what you believe in is one way of showing courage, especially when it is not the popular thing to do. Courage allows you to put … Continue reading Solution Weekly: October 23-29, 2022
Turn the Light 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
Education, It is important to you and me!
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!
Is it fractured?
What is wrong with your arm? “I fell outside on my elbow and was sent to the nurse. She looked at it and got me ice. Told me to go to class, but it hurts really bad.” Why didn’t someone tell me? I am right here! MaryAnn can I go ahead and leave, I am … Continue reading Is it fractured?
Solution Weekly: August 28-September 3,2022
Telling a Story Inside each one is a story to be told. The author of our story should be ourselves, but how often do we allow others to take the pen to try to write in our story? Storytelling is an art. It is so engaging to listen to a true storyteller who can hook … Continue reading Solution Weekly: August 28-September 3,2022
At Peace, helping in finding the place
Troubling times face each of us in many different ways. Some we can see clearly, others hide it and shelter it away. Our news media brings us stories daily, filled with reports locally, nationally, and globally. We can watch these reports on several stations, read in newspapers, scroll through media platforms and catch comments. You … Continue reading At Peace, helping in finding the place
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!
Raise the bar
Do we need to raise the bar or lower it? How does this affect our standards? If you are working in a particular field or area and people are not reaching the current established levels set, what is the solution? Change the level, change the preparation, change the assessment or maintain the level? What is … Continue reading Raise the bar