This week, a colleague brought up a blog post that I had written a couple of weeks ago. She said he really appreciated the post and said, “you seem to have it all figured out.” The comment made me stop in the conversation. I corrected her and quickly said, I have nothing figured out. If … Continue reading You have it all figured out…
A couple of years ago, I attended a conference and had the opportunity to sit in a session run by Kathy Nimmer (@Kathy_Nimmer) who was the teacher of the year for Indiana that year. The session was entitled: Emphasizing Reflective Practice: How Contemplation Can Foster Excellence. (I decided to attend this session because I believe … Continue reading The Power of Reflection
I was recently talking to a teacher and he shared with me a goal he set for himself this summer that he is striving to carry with him into the school year. The idea is simple, he has been trying to eliminate, or at least limit the use of, the words "I" and "my" from … Continue reading No I’s; No My’s
Do I have to go to bed...eat that for dinner...brush my teeth...take a shower...make my bed…clean my room? As we have prepared to go back to school, I feel the “Do I have to...” questions have grown exponentially with my kids at home. My response is usually somewhere along the lines of: “you are free … Continue reading Do I Have To?