Some of you may know that I am currently training for my second marathon. I have found how much I enjoy the freedom of running as the miles have continued to grow each week. We too quickly find out as we age that our time, and therefore lives, become constrained as we have so many … Continue reading Freedom of Running
The Problems You Want
If I asked you to stop and make a list of the five biggest problems you are dealing with right now, what would you write? Go ahead and take some time to think about it, write down the five biggest personal or professional problems you are dealing with. What if I told you that with … Continue reading The Problems You Want
We returned to school this week from our township’s two week Fall Break. I always try to find some ways to relax during breaks; Netflix is often one of those ways. While I do not have much time to watch TV during the school year, I appreciate being able to watch an entire series over … Continue reading Netflix Edu
1, 2, 3, Swish
Socks, Shorts, 1, 2, 3, Swish! Those of you who grew up IU basketball fans in the late 80’s know exactly who I am referencing with my opening statement. Steve Alford was an IU great. He was never the biggest or fastest guy on the court, but he dominated the college game during his time … Continue reading 1, 2, 3, Swish
I have been working on a personal goal this school year to be less judgmental. I have Matthew 7: 1-7 posted in my office to read every day. If you are not familiar with the verse, here it is: Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge … Continue reading My Intentions
We Say ALL
I listened to a podcast recently that really sparked some thinking about living in a purpose based school and having clarity of that purpose among all members. This past year, the high school where I serve rewrote our mission statement. Our new mission statement contains three key components: serving a diverse community, developing independent thinkers, … Continue reading We Say ALL
I want my kids to fail!
Yes, you read the title correctly. Here are my four kids. I love them all dearly, and I want them to fail! Ok, take a deep breath, lower your heart rate, and let me explain why. I want my kids to be successful; I want them to be passionate; I want them to achieve their … Continue reading I want my kids to fail!
Teach Like Someone’s Life Depends On It
A few weeks ago, I read a short article from a motivational speaker. The speaker discussed how he stays so engaged each time he speaks. When speaking, he states, he operates under the assumption that at least one or two of the people in the room are actively considering taking their own life. He wants … Continue reading Teach Like Someone’s Life Depends On It
It has been about a year and half since I ran my first, and only, marathon. I have run a couple half marathons since then, but in the past six months my running schedule has become minimal. In all honesty in the busyness of a new position this year, my entire workout schedule has suffered … Continue reading Summer Mindset