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Friday thoughts: “Show Me Your Friends……

......and I'll show you your future." This quote is attributed to many different people, but in it's true with each person. #youbecomelikethosewithwhomyourun As we work through our 7 Habits in Leader in Me, it's apparent that students need to start... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Finding Character in an Unexpected Place

My head is just full of stuff to write about: our travels to the World Dairy Expo, the behavior of my class, great conversation with a Twitter friend, but this seems to float to the top. I've been very, VERY... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Finger

#gotchaagain You thought middle finger and thought it was something awful! Bad readers! 🙂 I'm not sure what brought this memory back, but it's kind of a fun one that I wanted to share. We went to Disney World ten... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Smile, It Makes Your Mouth (and others) Happy

This is a favorite slogan of mine for several reasons, none of them dealing with Twizzlers (which are disgusting IMO). Last night, I stopped to get a tank of gas and a gallon of chocolate milk, and as I waited... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: So This Happened…..

Yes, it's Saturday morning. Sue me! 🙂 Sometimes, sleep is more important! Last Friday, we said our final good-byes to a co-worker, a colleague, and a friend. It was a cold, bitter, ugly day that I won't relive again, but... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: “When You Want To Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe”

Keeping the positive Fridays theme I've had going, I'll go to first Eric Thomas then, Allen Zimmerman. I've posted Eric Thomas videos here because the man in just a best when it comes to his story and how he inspires... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – It’s a Balancing Act

I got to school early in a foul mood. We've been fighting lately and I left the house just mad at the world (but in my wife's "new" car, so life's not all that bad). As I drove in, I... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Random Stuff

I woke up this morning to my daughter's phone going off at 5:45. A.M. Most Fridays, that would be quite all right with me, but today, I'm ready to fling it (and her) out the window. Last night, we made... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Sometimes, You Just Can’t

First, happy Friday! 🙂 Now, this week has been an absolutely horrid week. It's May, the temperature is warm up, the birds are singing, plants growing, and a middle schooler's mind turns to thoughts of summer, no school, and mischief.... Continue Reading →

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