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
“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!
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?
When you get the phone call that your former coach is coming to town, and she wants to include you in the group to meet with her, you say Yes! Also, because she was the teacher you replaced when she retired. Then she was the teacher who had your daughter, niece, and nephews. She is … Continue reading Memory Lane
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?
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!
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.”
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