Please read my review of the book Trauma-Sensitive School Leadership. MiddleWeb has published the review, and this is a book to consider adding to your list of reading. The reports of students failing in schools have identified our schools as failing. We have many things we need to repair in education, and we have not … Continue reading Trauma Sensitive- Book to read for Schools
Start the Day with…….
Phone ringing…My daughter is on the phone with a flat tire on her way to school. She is the teacher, so time is precious. My son-in-law is on the way to the rescue. The older two kids were on the bus to school, but the younger one was on his way to me with his … Continue reading Start the Day with…….
The apples have fallen from the tree
My father-in-law was a man of very few words. He always made me nervous. My husband and I began dating when we were in high school. At 16, I guess I was a little worried about many things in life. One of the phrases I remember he said was, “If you do not like my … Continue reading The apples have fallen from the tree
America- Boy’s in Crisis
As an educator for the past two decades, boys have been in academic crisis. “Nearly twice as many boys as girls have trouble reading, are diagnosed with language disabilities, and are referred to special education classes. 41% of children in the United States are not reading at a basic level by third grade, and a … Continue reading America- Boy’s in Crisis
Report on Happiness
Did you know there was a World Happiness Report? The current report for 2022 can be found on their website. In the graphs displayed on country ranking, you will see the United States ranks as number 16, Finland takes first place, and Denmark is in the 2nd spot on the chart, which they have held … Continue reading Report on Happiness
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….
Less than half of middle and high school students say they have an adult at their school they can talk to when they feel upset. Students are facing depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that are holding them back. However, it is not having that needed support like counselors, school social workers, and psychologists … Continue reading Students Say……
Are you holding on? What are you holding on to? I like to ask questions of others, but I ask myself questions a great deal as well. It helps as you reflect and grow not only as a professional but as an individual. In our world today, problems multiply faster than solutions are found. Anxiety … Continue reading Holding On
Artificial- Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning are constant. However, the approach constantly changes with resources, tools, strategies, programs, and enhancements. The evolution over the years is incredible when you look at pictures of classrooms a decade ago compared to the one's today. Artificial The addition of technology and artificial intelligence influences has impacted the educational setting. ‘Hey, Siri, … Continue reading Artificial- Teaching and Learning
You cannot Harvest without Rhythm
There is a season for all things discussed in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. I remember it well as it was spoken at my Uncle Bobby’s funeral. Fall brings the harvest season for the farmers where I live in central Illinois. The crops of corn and beans are being gathered as I type these words. Harvest time is … Continue reading You cannot Harvest without Rhythm