Do you see the potential?

I wish she could see my potential.  Hearing a ten-year-old say that about their teacher is heartbreaking. My coaches believe in me. Even though I am small, they know I can do it and that makes me want to do better. Why can’t my teacher be […]

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Questions That Lead to Reflection

Recently, I received some simple but very good advice. Ask More Questions This can be when you are working with students, collaborating with colleagues, or when someone seeks you out for support. There are times when I find myself brainstorming solutions before I fully understand the […]

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Future Ready

I recently attended the Future Ready Conference in Philadelphia and I can not say enough about what a powerful experience it was.  If you have the opportunity to attend a Future Ready Conference, take it! The two days were filled with learning, growing, and collaborating […]

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Finding the Heart

Usually, when you hear that someone has a lot of heart it is about an athlete who goes the extra mile and is dedicated to their sport. My oldest son will be starting tackle football this year and after 4 years of playing flag, he […]

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Running

I love running. It clears my head, it allows me to have some quiet time to think, and it relieves the stress of the day.  I was usually running  3 miles a few times a week. It felt good, wasn’t too difficult, and it was […]

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Reflection

I recently overheard a teacher talking to a child in timeout.  The teacher wanted to know if the student had thought about what they did during the timeout. The child nodded her head to show that she had and when the teacher asked what she […]

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Whose Idea Is It Anyway?

My boys can typically be found in the backyard playing football with all of the other kids in the neighborhood. However, today it was raining, so they were inside tossing a football around. They decided to put together a target net to practice their aim.   One […]

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We Are A Team

For awhile now, I have been thinking about a conversation I overheard between two elementary students. During stations, one girl wasn’t using the materials in the writing center correctly and she was disrupting the students around her. Without hesitation, another student called her on it. […]

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