Efficacy

Efficacy is a word we hear a great deal. Do we understand what it means in its various uses? Efficacy is the ability to perform a task to an expected degree or satisfaction; being successful in producing an intended result or effectiveness. Providing ourselves with a basic understanding of the definition helps guide us whenContinue reading “Efficacy”

Thoughts?

Education for many students wrapped up for the 20-21 school year. My parents pushed me to get an education as they were not able to receive it. What do you think? Is education the way to change the world? What does this statement mean? Do you agree with this statement? Is this how we areContinue reading “Thoughts?”

Monday reminder-We are the World (Children)

The end of the school year came for many children across the country. Students were graduating and being promoted to the next grade level. My grandson was one of those who proudly completed his Kindergarten school year. He joined the big stage of his K-6 building to be presented with a medal and certificate forContinue reading “Monday reminder-We are the World (Children)”

The story inside you

As a young child, I spent hours writing. I would write poems, wrote a daily journal, loved to write Bible verses, and would write songs for the church. My minister Rev. Leon Korb would sometimes share my songs or poems at church. He was always making me feel special. He was a special person inContinue reading “The story inside you”

Choose Possibility

It is always exciting to me to begin a new book. I read something every day. I started reading The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. As I began the journey with them, it did not take long to identify the pages were full of thoughts, perspectives, and words engaging withContinue reading “Choose Possibility”

Make the first move! It is Monday!

Do you hold yourself back? Are you afraid to try something, ask a question, or make a big move? Maybe you are thinking of a career change, and you are making lists of the reasons to say yes and no. Well, what is it? Make the first move on whatever you are thinking that isContinue reading “Make the first move! It is Monday!”

I saw that…. Did you hear that?

Did you ever have a moment when you thought 🤔 did anyone see that? Well, you know they did! Someone always has a camera-ready phone to capture any moment. The same thing when you are breaking out in song to your favorite tune, definitely not in key! However, those are the embarrassing, funny moments withContinue reading “I saw that…. Did you hear that?”

The “How” of instruction

As we look at our plans for next school year, we need to look at more than the “what,” “why,” and “when.” It is the “how” we do instruction. Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a significant part of the school foundation. However, many of the PLCs are just in name only and cannot support theContinue reading “The “How” of instruction”

Let’s Debate

Do we see debates over issues? A debate is a discussion of opposing sides of a specific topic, subject, or issue. An example would be a discussion of the pros and cons of reopening schools after Covid-19. I think I have seen some…. At least they resemble debates. We most likely would see debates inContinue reading “Let’s Debate”