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Sunday Salutations: Melancholy Celebrations

This weekend has been an odd one and it's Sunday night. The last two days, we've gone to our first graduation parties of a former students. It's fun to go and celebrate this accomplishment with them. When they walk out... Continue Reading →

Three Big Rocks #SOL20

During our Leader in Me lesson, Habit 3, Put First Things First, asks us to just that, to put first those things in our lives that are super important. There a video out there of Steven Covey with a volunteer... Continue Reading →

My Friday Happy Thought

Yup, I'm going to hold myself to this one.  My class is 30 of the more talkative kids I've ever come across.  The tsunami of paperwork that both these kids and the district is creating has me a bit overwhelmed,... Continue Reading →

Follow Fridays

I can't lie, I do love Fridays.  I love the excitement of students who have plans and come into the room jacked up for their trip or party or whatever it is.  Teachers enjoy Fridays as well just simply because... Continue Reading →

Being Connected or The Little Blog That Could

Someday, when I get my life back from high school swimming, I'll be able to write more! Yesterday I left the house at 7:30 AM and got back in about 10:00 PM.  My oldest daughter swims for a team who's... Continue Reading →

Trying Leadership Again

Today, I leave for St. Louis and the PLC conference taking place there.   I'm so very excited to get to the city and visit with teachers who are liked minded about making change in their districts.  I'll be a... Continue Reading →

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