Make Monday Meaningful

Each day we set out to accomplish all of the things on our to-do list, lesson plan, or get the items on the grocery list still sitting at home. Life happens, and we make the most of every situation, just like Mahatma Gandhi in this story: Gandhi went to board a train one busy day.Continue reading “Make Monday Meaningful”

It is a no-good, horrible nothing going right kind of day!

Have you ever had a day where nothing seems to go right? How does it make you feel? What do you do to get yourself back on the right track? When I was little, my mom would tell me it was because I got up on the wrong side of the bed. “But yesterday wasContinue reading “It is a no-good, horrible nothing going right kind of day!”

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

If this is your first time reading a post of mine, let me please tell you I am not an ordinary individual who always does things the way you expect them to be done. So….I love Walt Disney, crazy acronyms, inspirational videos, music, and thinking way outside the box people feel comfortable being inside ofContinue reading “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…”

Do you know what they think?

We live in a society where we are always seeking others’ thoughts, or are we? Do we want to know? Will we change anything based on what they tell us? We enjoy seeing that like on a post we make on social media! We know what we believe, and it is the truth for us.Continue reading “Do you know what they think?”

Because I am Happy

Pharrell Williams’s song Happy is great! Tap your foot, clap your hands, smile, and sing along. However, are people happy? Did we forget what it is that makes us happy? How do you define happiness? The dictionary simply defines it as “the state of being happy.” Happiness is that feeling that comes over you whenContinue reading “Because I am Happy”

The Artifact Bag

The Artifact Bag is a great activity to do as you introduce yourself to new staff, reconnect with the team or a fun way to get to know each other a little better. Each table receives a bag with items and a clue sheet. They have an allotted amount of time to go through theContinue reading “The Artifact Bag”

My way, Your way, Our way….

I grew up really as an only child. My brother and sister are 16 and 17 years older than me, respectively. I have always said I was a gift from God to make sure someone could help this family. My siblings, especially my sister, did lots of things with me. I think I was likeContinue reading “My way, Your way, Our way….”

Transforming before us

Noise Can you hear it? The “white noise” of the world “darkens” the “brightness” of our thoughts, deafening our ears preventing us from hearing the wisdom of our father. Vision Can you see it? Our vision is “clouded” by the distortion of the images presented as we question softly with muffled replies of lies. WeContinue reading “Transforming before us”

The Message

U.S. Students Show no improvements in Math, Reading, Science. When did that headline message appear? The news may not read the same, but it clearly states the facts. Our students have not and are continuing to not perform at a high level compared to other countries. You can find these headlines from 2013 to theContinue reading “The Message”

Collective student efficacy

In my previous post, I spoke about efficacy. I believe this is an essential part of the development of beliefs. Understanding collaboration with others supports learning from each other and building on strengths. Supporting the growth of efficacy in these manners helps to stimulate learning growth by all. The new book: Collective Student Efficacy Developing IndependentContinue reading “Collective student efficacy”