This last year I really honed in on my #oneword2019 FOCUS. When I first began this intense emphasis on being focused on a few things, I believed that my output and work would be less, but the quality of what I did would be better. What I didn’t realize was that by having focus, IContinue reading “My #OneWord2020: Wholehearted”
So, here we are and I have never known so clearly what my #oneword should be… FOCUS. Funny thing, it’s been my word before. At first, I thought about changing it. I mean, who has a #oneword twice, unless they really sucked at it the first time, right? And then I really started reflecting.
It has been a long time since I have written in my own professional blog. Hundreds of posts have been crafted in my head. Yet, they never make it here, to the place and space for those ideas to become more than murmurings and ideas of my own. A place and space to share myContinue reading “The Good in the World…”
Every classroom that has been in full swing for four or more days probably appears like a well-oiled machine. It amazes me how quickly teachers and students alike adopt procedures, rituals and routines with lightening speed and quickly move into the content. We all give heavy thought to developing relationships with our students and, IContinue reading “Rituals, Routines and Relationships… I’ve got this?”
In the midst of the reshaping that I wrote about in my last post a dear friend and mentor lost her 8 and 1/2 year battle with cancer. Jan wasn’t a fellow educator when I met her. She was a parent of a student I taught. We bonded through our love for her daughter. OurContinue reading “Words to live by…”