A cup full of positivity will bring a smile! Before you walk out the door, double-check you have not forgotten your smile. Here is the best thing about a smile. When others see it, they smile too! The other thing, they are secretly wondering, why are you smiling? Maybe this will cause them to reflect … Continue reading Good Morning…Wednesday Wisdom
Troubling times face each of us in many different ways. Some we can see clearly, others hide it and shelter it away. Our news media brings us stories daily, filled with reports locally, nationally, and globally. We can watch these reports on several stations, read in newspapers, scroll through media platforms and catch comments. You … Continue reading At Peace, helping in finding the place
Each morning I rise wondering what will be the surprise? No day will pass by without a moment not planned or scheduled to catch you off guard, shake you with its news, or stop you in your tracks. Not all days will be filled with faith-shaken scary times but can be moments filled with laughter, … Continue reading Through the storms
What are the expectations for educational leaders? Most likely, the four listed above made your list, but what other expectations identify the good to the great? Many outstanding leaders I have known have had high expectations. If the expectations are set high for self, staff, and students, the school will soar with success. Building strong … Continue reading Expectations for Educational Leaders
Two Rules has been my focus for over two decades of education. One of those rules is Safety. We cannot just talk about it; we must model and provide it. How? As schools, we have crisis plans, emergency drills, and active shooter drills. I want to share information with you from research conducted about these … Continue reading Talk Safety, Model it and Provide it!
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
Graduations have been held or are being held for high schools across the United States and also at the college level. These young adults find themselves at a crossroads in life. However, they are not alone in wondering what is next. Which way do I go? Do I follow the leader? Who’s in the lead? … Continue reading Who’s in the Lead?
One of the best ways to help yourself and others is to enrich your use of vocabulary intentionally daily. I have always practiced adding a word to our vocabulary in the classroom and with my grandchildren now. Words do not have to be extravagant or flamboyant to be selected to add to your list. You … Continue reading Fill up your cup with Authority
“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!