Share the joyful moments The countdown to Christmas has begun as shoppers are clicking, trucks are delivering, stores are sorting, and lines are forming. Will we get everything on our list, or will we miss someone by mistake? The pressures we can feel during the holidays can be enormous! I have received two Christmas cards, … Continue reading Solution Weekly: December 11-17, 2022
Let’s Do Better in serving those in Poverty If we look at the current data, we know poverty is increasing. “The monthly child poverty rate increased from 12.1 percent in December 2021 to 17 percent in January 2022.” “The 4.9 percentage point (41 percent) increase in poverty represents 3.7 million more children in poverty.” There … Continue reading Poverty- It’s growing
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
Engagement of Students The technology age has played a significant impact on teaching and learning, I believe. Our students, I know, would tell you they are engaged with the electronic games they are playing at home, and the social media platforms they are utilizing, and are available to access many of these items 24/7. The … Continue reading Engaging-Are students?
Growing Strong in a garden of weeds How do you grow a garden when it is full of weeds? Everyone is telling you to do something different, no don’t focus on that, but on this. Oh, why are you doing that? It would help if you were doing this. Where are your papers to demonstrate … Continue reading Solution Weekly: December 4-10, 2022
If you are a Superintendent, Business Director, Human Resource Director, work in grants, or any area using data, complying is a crucial issue when officials come to check on your records. Is it enough to be compliant to have materials in order, student records in order, lesson plans ready, when is being compliant just not … Continue reading Compliance Mode, On or off?
We have a great deal of talk about our environment in the news, especially when it involves a political race. Environmental talk is essential, but actions speak louder. However, the environmental discussion I think is vital for our future is our children's daily exposure in homes and school settings. “The environment has a significant impact … Continue reading Stable Environments? Do we have those?
As a teacher, have you ever been moved or gotten a new principal? Me too! It is a little scary because you don't know them and they don't know you. What do you do? Well, teach, like you always have! Making his rounds, the principal makes his way to my classroom. He pauses in the … Continue reading Through the cracks, Don’t let them go!
Mrs. Yoho, they need you. Johnny is having problems in the classroom. “Johnny, what is going on today? Let’s go walk and talk.” “I don't like her. My teacher is not nice, and I don't like those kids.” “Johnny, did you eat breakfast this morning?” “No” “I bet you didn't take your medicine either.” “Nope.” … Continue reading Do you know a Johnny?
Eric Jensen is one of my favorite authors in regard to the topic of addressing poverty. His approach made a great deal of sense to me. Brain based approach to the problem seemed to be the solution! It made sense to me and still does! There are many more layers to resolve and address, but … Continue reading SHARE it is a great way to begin!