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
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
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
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
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
Framework To map out a successful plan to implement an improvement plan, growth plan, or any change, you need a framework to build. In the design stages, you can see the vision of what is required to reach the destination. When we start on a drive to a vacation spot, we always type in the … Continue reading Building your Vision
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!
There are a wide variety of podcasts to select from to tune in and to help you sharpen up the areas you want to grow. Listening to podcasts is a great way to spend time driving to and from work, doing your chores at home, and taking a walk. Finding the one you want to … Continue reading Tune in and sharpen up